Invited Speakers

Prof. Dr. İsmail Burhan Türkşen

TOBB-ETU, Department of Industrial Engineering, Ankara/TURKEY

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Resume: Ismail Burhan Türkşen received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Industrial Engineering and the Ph.D. degree in Systems Management and Operations Research all from the University of Pittsburgh, PA. He joined the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto and became Full Professor in 1983. In 1984-1985 academic year, he was a Visiting Professor at the Middle East Technical University and Osaka Prefecture University. Since 1987, he has been Director of the Knowledge / Intelligence Systems Laboratory. During the 1991-1992 academic year, he was a Visiting Research Professor at LIFE, Laboratory for International Fuzzy Engineering, and the Chair of Fuzzy Theory at Tokyo Institute of Technology. During 1996 academic year, he was Visiting Research Professor at the University of South Florida, USA, and Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey. On December 2005, he was appointed as the Founding Head of Department of Industrial Engineering at TOBB Economics and Technology University. Currently, he is continuing his research activities both at TOBB ETU and University of Toronto.

He was and/or is a member of the Editorial Boards of Fuzzy Sets and Systems, Approximate Reasoning, Decision Support Systems, Information Sciences, Fuzzy Economic Review, Expert Systems and its Applications, Journal of Advanced Computational Intelligence, Information Technology Management, Transactions on Operational Research, Fuzzy Logic Reports and Letters, Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology, Failures and Lessons Learned in Information Technology, Applied Soft Computing. He is the co-editor of NATO-ASI Proceedings on Soft Computing and Computational Intelligence, and Editor of NATO-ASI Proceedings on Computer Integrated Manufacturing as well co-editor of two special issues of Robotics and Autonomous Systems. He is a Fellow of IFSA and IEEE, and a member of IIE, CSIE, CORS, IFSA, NAFIPS, APEO, APET, TORS, ACM, etc. He has published 146 SCI journal articles and several hundreds of conference proceedings. As well he has published two books:

1. I.B. Türkşen., "An Ontological and Epistemological Perspective of Fuzzy Set Theory", Elsevier, Holland, January 2006.

2. Celikyilmaz, Asli, Türkşen, I. Burhan, Modeling Uncertainty with Fuzzy Logic, With Recent Theory and Applications Series: Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing , Vol. 240, 2009, XLVIII, 400 p. 118 illus., Hardcover, ISBN: 978-3-540-89923-5

Currently, he is preparing for the publication of 2 more books:

1.Algorithms of Fuzzy System Analyses

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