_____________________[PRO] ruspini of sri international elected to ieee board
Ruspini of SRI International Artificial Intelligence Researcher Elected to IEEE Board of Directors
MENLO PARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 18, 2002--Enrique H. Ruspini, Ph.D. has been elected to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Board of Directors for 2003-2004 as Director, Division X (Systems and Control).
Dr. Ruspini is a principal scientist in the Artificial Intelligence Center (AIC) at SRI International, an independent research institute in Silicon Valley. The AIC, founded in 1966, is one of the world's major centers of research in artificial intelligence.
The IEEE is the world's largest technical professional society with more than 380,000 members in approximately 150 countries. Through its members, the IEEE is a leading authority on areas ranging from aerospace, computers and telecommunications to biomedicine, electric power and consumer electronics.
Dr. Ruspini is recognized as one the earliest contributors to the development of fuzzy-set theory and its applications, and has made significant contributions to the understanding of the foundations of fuzzy logic and approximate-reasoning methods. His recent research focuses on the application of fuzzy logic techniques to the development of systems for planning and intelligent control of teams of autonomous robots, information retrieval, qualitative description of complex objects, and knowledge discovery in large databases.
Dr. Ruspini, who lectures extensively in the U.S. and abroad and is the author of more than 100 research papers, is an IEEE Fellow, a First Fellow of the International Fuzzy Systems Association, past president of the IEEE Neural Networks Society, chair of its Standards Committee, and a member of the Management and Transnational Committees of the IEEE Technical Activities Board. He is a founding member of the North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society and recipient of its King-Sun Fu Award.
Silicon Valley-based SRI International is one of the world's leading independent research and technology development organizations. Founded as Stanford Research Institute in 1946, SRI has been meeting the strategic needs of clients for more than 55 years. The nonprofit research institute performs contract research and development for government agencies, commercial businesses and nonprofit foundations. In addition to conducting contract R&D, SRI licenses its technologies, forms strategic partnerships and creates spin-off companies.