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Prof. Ronald R. Yager 

Director of the Machine Intelligence Institute & Professor of Information Systems at Iona College, New York

Prof. Ronald R. Yager is the Director of the Machine Intelligence Institute and a Professor of Information Systems at Iona College.  He is the chief editor of the International Journal of Intelligent Systems. He has published over 500 papers and edited over 30 books in areas related to fuzzy sets, human behavioral modeling, decision-making under uncertainty and the fusion of information.  He is among the world’s top 1% most highly cited researchers with over 31000 citations in Google Scholar.  He was the recipient of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Pioneer award in Fuzzy Systems. He received the special honorary medal of the 50th Anniversary of the Polish Academy of Sciences.  He received the Lifetime Outstanding Achievement Award from the International Fuzzy Systems Association.  He recently received honorary doctorate degrees, honoriscausa, from the State University of Information Technologies, Sofia, Bulgaria, and the Azerbaijan Technical University.

 Dr. Yager is a fellow of the IEEE, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the Fuzzy Systems. He has served at the National Science Foundation as a program director in the Information Sciences program.  He was a NASA/Stanford visiting fellow and a research associate at the University of California, Berkeley.  He has been a lecturer at NATO Advanced Study Institutes.  He is a visiting distinguished scientist at King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  He is a distinguished honorary professor at the Aalborg University, Denmark.  He received his undergraduate degree from the City College of New York and his Ph.D. from the Polytechnic Institute New York University.