Prof. Witold Pedrycz (Fellow of IEEE)
University of Alberta, Canada
Speech Title: Federated Unsupervised Learning with Development of Interpretable Information Granules (Read more)
Bio: Witold Pedrycz (IEEE Fellow, 1998) is Professor and Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Computational Intelligence in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. He is also with the Systems Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland. In 2009 Dr. Pedrycz was elected a foreign member of the Polish Academy of Sciences. In 2012 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Witold Pedrycz has been a member of numerous program committees of IEEE conferences in the area of fuzzy sets and neurocomputing. In 2007 he received a prestigious Norbert Wiener award from the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society. He is a recipient of the IEEE Canada Computer Engineering Medal, a Cajastur Prize for Soft Computing from the European Centre for Soft Computing, a Killam Prize, and a Fuzzy Pioneer Award from the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. His main research directions involve Computational Intelligence, fuzzy modeling and Granular Computing, knowledge discovery and data mining, fuzzy control, pattern recognition, knowledge-based neural networks, relational computing, and Software Engineering. He has published numerous papers in this area. He is also an author of 15 research monographs covering various aspects of Computational Intelligence, data mining, and Software Engineering. Dr. Pedrycz is intensively involved in editorial activities. He is an Editor-in-Chief of Information Sciences, Editor-in-Chief of WIREs Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery (Wiley), and Int. J. of Granular Computing (Springer). He currently serves on the Advisory Board of IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems and is a member of a number of editorial boards of other international journals.
Prof. Dr. Thomas Hanne,
University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, Switzerland
Title: Problem-Based Education in Information Systems with Focus on Computational Intelligence
Bio: Thomas Hanne received
master's degrees in Economics and Computer Science, and a PhD in
Economics. From 1999 to 2007 he worked at the Fraunhofer Institute
for Industrial Mathematics (ITWM) as senior scientist. Since then he
is Professor for Information Systems at the University of Applied
Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland and Head of the
Competence Center Systems Engineering since 2012.
Thomas Hanne is author of more than 160 journal articles, conference papers, and other publications and editor of several journals and special issues. His current research interests include computational intelligence, evolutionary algorithms, metaheuristics, optimization, simulation, multicriteria decision analysis, natural language processing, systems engineering, software development, logistics, and supply chain management.