Honorary Doctorate for Professor Janusz Kacprzyk
Professor Janusz Kacprzyk, editor-in-chief of the JAMRIS scientific quarterly and chairman of the Automation conference programme committee, has received another award – an honorary doctorate from Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Prof. Janusz Kacprzyk has been co-operating with the Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University for years, among others, in terms of support for the development of research in the field of artificial intelligence. The university recently celebrated its 100th anniversary. It was established as the Azerbaijan State Oil Academy at a time when Azerbaijan was the centre of oil production and provided engineering personnel for the entire oil industry in the USSR. Over recent years, teaching and research topics have undergone a reorientation, towards, among others, chemical technologies, biotechnology, automation, robotics, computer science, economics and management, etc. Joint programmes have been established – e.g. with the University of Siegen in Germany, Georgia State University in the USA and the University of Strasbourg in France – through which students can obtain double degrees. The university is ranked among the top universities in the region and in the former Soviet republics.
Professor Janusz Kacprzyk is an expert in the field of fuzzy logic and application thereof in databases, fuzzy methods of representation and processing of information, systems for support of decisions and neural networks. He carries out research, inter alia, on the application of information technology and AI in modelling of systems and control. He is editor-in-chief of the JAMRIS scientific quarterly published by Sieć Badawcza Łukasiewicz – Przemysłowy Instytut Automatyki i Pomiarów PIAP and a chairperson of the programme committee of the AUTOMATION Scientific and Technical Conference held by the institute. In previous years he participated in many projects carried out by Łukasiewicz – PIAP, including FORESIGHT ARP – “Foresight of priority, innovative technologies for automation, robotics and measurement technology.” He is also a member of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) where he manages the Smart Systems Workshop at the Institute for System Research.
The honorary doctorate at the Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University makes another accolade for Professor Janusz Kacprzyk in recent months. Last year, Professor was awarded a Fellow of the Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association (AAIA), received a diploma of scientific excellence (Scientific Excellence Award) of the European Society For Fuzzy Logic And Technology – EUSFLAT, became a foreign member of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences (Lietuvos mokslų akademija – LMA) in information technology, and was additionally awarded an honorary membership by the Polish Information Society PTI in recognition of his contribution to PTI. Professor also became a foreign member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (NANU) and a member of the Belgian Royal Flemish Academy of Sciences and Arts (European Academy of Sciences, EURASC).
Other major titles and awards include:
- Honorary doctorate granted by the Hungarian Széchenyi István University and Óbuda University, Finnish Lappeenranta University of Technology and Bulgarian Prof. Assen Zlatarow University;
- Doctor honoris causa at the Prof. Assen Zlatarow University in Burgas, Bulgaria,
- Fellow IEEE, Fellow IET, Fellow IFSA, Fellow EurAI (ECCAI),
- Full Member of the SMIA, Full Member of the Polish Academy of Sciences,
- Member of the Academia Europaea (Informatics),
- Foreign Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts (Technical Sciences), Foreign Member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Foreign Member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Economic and Financial Sciences (RACEF), Foreign Member of the Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters,
- President of the Polish Operational and Systems Research Society,
- Former President of the International Fuzzy Systems Association,
- Member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts (KVAB),
- Member of the IASCYS (International Academy of Systems and Cybernetics Sciences).