Plenary Talks

Design of Fuzzy Logic Control Systems and Their Applications

Prof. Byung-Jae Choi

Daegu University, School of Electronic Engineering, Korea


Prof. Byung-Jae Choi received Master and Ph.D. degrees in KAIST, Korea, in 1989 and 1998, respectively. He was a researcher of Applied Electronic Division, Korea Electric Power Research Institute, KEPCO, Korea, from 1989 to 1995. In 1999, he joined as a Professor of Department of Electronic Engineering, Daegu University, Korea. From 2002 to 2003, he was a research associate of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University in USA. He severed Dean of Research Affairs and Director of Industry and Academic Cooperation Foundation in Daegu University. He is a full professor and a director of Training Center for Leadership in Rehabilitation Industry in Daegu University. He is also a vice president of KIIS, Korea. He published about 130 papers and books. His research interests concern the intelligent control and systems. His main contribution is in the fuzzy logic control and its applications.

Why Information Technology Helps Clinical Practice ?

Prof. Yutaka Hata

University of Hyogo, Graduate School of Simulation Studies, Japan


He received the B.E. degree (Electronics) in 1984, the M.E. degree (Electrical Engineering and Electronics) in 1986 and the Ph.D.(Doctor of Engineering) in 1989 all from Himeji Institute of Technology, Japan. He is currently a Professor in the Graduate School of Simulation Studies, University of Hyogo, Japan. He spent one year in BISC Group, University of California at Berkeley from 1995 to 1996 as a visiting scholar. His research interests are in medical imaging, Bio-signal processing, health monitoring system, fuzzy system and Immune system. He received 15 international awards such as the Franklin V. Taylor Best Paper Award (IEEE SMC 2009), World Automation Congress Lifetime Achievement Award (2008), Biomedical Wellness Award (SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing 2010). He is editors including IEEE Trans on SMC-Systems. He is an IEEE Fellow.

Prof. Bernard De Baets

Ghent University, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Belgium


Bernard De Baets is a senior full professor in applied mathematics at the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering of Ghent University, the top-ranked Belgian university (Shanghai-rank 69). He is leading the research unit KERMIT and acts as head of the Department of Data Analysis and Mathematical Modelling. Furthermore, he is an affiliated professor at the Anton de Kom Universiteit (Suriname), an Honorary Professor of Budapest Tech (Hungary), a Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Turku (Finland) and a Profesor Invitado of the Universidad Central “Marta Abreu” de las Villas (Cuba).

As a trained mathematician, computer scientist and knowledge engineer, Bernard has developed a passion for multi- and interdisciplinary research. He is not only deeply involved in fundamental research in three interlaced research threads, namely knowledge-based, predictive and spatio-temporal modelling, but also aims at innovative applications in the applied biological sciences. At present, over 30 researchers are involved in the activities of KERMIT. Over the past 20 years, 63 PhD students have graduated under his (co-)supervision.

Bernard is a prolific writer, with a bibliography comprising well over 450 peer-reviewed journal papers, 60 book chapters and 300 contributions to conference proceedings, accumulating over 16000 Google Scholar citations (h-index 61). Several of his works have been bestowed upon with a best paper award. Moreover, he is a much-invited speaker, having delivered over 200 lectures world-wide. In 2011, he was elected Fellow of IFSA (International Fuzzy Systems Association) and in 2012, he was a nominee for the Ghent University Prometheus Award for Research.

Bernard actively serves the research community, in particular as co-editor-in-chief of Fuzzy Sets and Systems and as member of the editorial board of several other journals, including the Internat. J. of Approximate Reasoning, Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, and the Iranian J. of Fuzzy Systems. He is a member of the Administrative Board of the Belgian OR Society.