Jerry Mendel has been awarded the 2008 Fuzzy Systems Pioneer Award from the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. The citation on the award is "For Fundamental Theoretical Contributions and Seminal Results in Fuzzy Systems." This award recognizes significant contributions to early concepts and developments in the field of fuzzy systems.
"Jerry has a distinguished research record in the fields of fuzzy systems, estimation and signal processing. Our department joins me in congratulating him on this very significant recognition of his research accomplishments and his stature in the fuzzy system community" said Alexander Sawchuk, Chair of the USC Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering-Systems.
It will be presented at the IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence to be held in Hong Kong, June 1-5, 2008, and includes an honorarium, medallion and travel grant for the honoree and companion to the awards ceremony.
Previous recipients of this award are: (2000) Lotfi Zadeh and Michio Sugeno, (2001) Jim Bezdek, (2002) Didier Dubois and Henri Prade, (2003) Ebrahim J. Mamdani, (2004) Ronald Yager, (2005) Enric Trillas, (2006) Janusz Kacprzyk, (2007) George Klir and James M. Keller.