On the occasion of the annual meeting of the International Fuzzy Systems Association (IFSA), which took place from June 18 to 21 in Lafayette, Louisiana, USA, Prof. Dr. Eyke Hüllermeier, computer scientist at the Paderborn University and member of CRC 901, was awarded with the L.A. Zadeh Prize. The prize is named after Lotfi Zadeh, the founder of fuzzy logic, and is awarded to scientists who play a leading role in the development of fuzzy quantity theory and its applications. The theory is used in the field of pattern recognition, which accounts for much of Hüllermeier's research.
Lotfi Zadeh, who was a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and who made many groundbreaking contributions to engineering and artificial intelligence (AI) during his scientific career, died in 2017 at the age of 96. The L.A. Zadeh Prize is dedicated to his scientific legacy and was awarded for the first time this year.
Hüllermeier is head of the working group "Intelligent Systems and Machine Learning", which researches the methodological foundations of artificial intelligence at the intersection of computer science, statistics and applied mathematics. According to Hüllermeier, machine learning is becoming increasingly important as the mainstay of modern AI. Nowadays, there are hardly any areas in which AI has not found its way, the scientist continued.
We sincerely congratulate Eyke Hüllermeier for this prestigious award!