06 February 2018

Congratulations to alumnus Janusz Kacprzyk

Prof. Janusz Kacprzyk has been elected as a foreign member of the Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters (Societas Scientiarum Fennica), which was founded in 1838 and the oldest Finnish Academy of Sciences. 

Prof. Janusz Kacprzyk © Polish Academy of Sciences

Prof. Janusz Kacprzyk © Polish Academy of Sciences

Professor Janusz Kacprzyk, with the Polish Academy of Sciences, was invited as a new foreign member of the Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters.

The Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters was founded in 1838. It is an Academy for all branches of science and scholarship. Its aim is to promote high-quality research, scholarship, networking and dissemination of information by: arranging presentations, symposia and conferences, publishing scholarly contributions, awarding prizes, providing financial support, promoting national and international contacts, and stimulating transdisciplinary discussions. The Society has academically distinguished members, foreign members and honorary members. All members are permanent and invited by the Plenum of the Society.

Professor Janusz Kacprzyk is the Head of the Intelligent Systems Laboratory at the Systems Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences. His research interests include: uncertainty and imprecision in systems modelling; intelligent decision support systems; data mining and knowledge discovery; soft computing, theory and applications; and fuzzy logic.

Professor Kacprzyk's relationship with IIASA began in 1977 and continues today. Professor Kacprzyk first began to work on an agricultural planning model in the Regional Development Group led by Murat Albegov, which resulted in a fuzzy model of integrated regional development. Then from 1984-1988, Professor Kacprzyk collaborated with Dr. Serguey A. Orlovski on the Large International Rivers Projects. The outcome then was a novel fuzzy querying interface with linguistic quantifiers as a decision support systems. The work Professor Kacprzyk developed at IIASA has led to five book publications and more than 350 paper publications. More recently in 2009, Professor Kacprzyk was a member of the IIASA Strategic Plan 2011-2020 Committee.

"One cannot neglect the great role of IIASA for the development of so many scholars and researchers in virtually all member countries. These people have been inspired by IIASA, grow professionally due to opportunities created by IIASA. The Institute is a perfect example of developing human capital which is a decisive factor in this new economy that is going to shape the future." Professor Janusz Kacprzyk, 2006

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