Honorary Members of the EUSFLAT Society

According to Article 22 of its bylaws, the society can award honorary members who, due to their prestige or by having significantly contributed towards dignifying and developing the Association, become worthy of such a distinction. Honorary members must be proposed by the board and approved by the general assembly.

Javier Montero Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Javier Montero has been working for EUSFLAT for 13 years, he was a member of EUSFLAT boards with different responsibilities, 2009-2011 and 2011-2013 he was a President, He is still active collaborating with EUSFLAT, participating in EUSFLAT Conferences as an author, special sessions organizer, co-chair, and IPC member. As researcher, he is the author of more than 150 research papers in prestigious journals. He has published a similar number of refereed papers as book chapters. His research interests are in Aggregation Operators, Preference Representation, Multicriteria Decision Aid, Group Decision Making, System Reliability Theory, and Classification problems, mainly viewed as the application of Fuzzy Sets Theory. He has been a scientific visitor in more than ten Universities, has served the scientific community as area editor of several international journals, and has been a member of more than 100 conference program committees.
Bernard De Baets Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
Bernard De Baets served as an active member of the EUSFLAT Board in nine consecutive terms, starting already in the very first board in 1999 as the member responsible for Working Groups. Later on, he was responsible for Grants and Prizes (2001-2011) and Grants (2011-2013). Finally, he served as Vice-President (2013-2017) for two consecutive terms. In total, Bernard De Baets actively contributed to the activities of the EUSFLAT Board for as long as 18 years and his impact is footprinted, e.g., in the highly successful, still lasting EUSFLAT Student Grants Program. The out-of-board contribution of Bernard De Baets to the Society is no less impressive at all. Bernard De Baets serves as one of the Editors-in-Chief of Fuzzy Sets and Systems and as an editor of various other scientific journals. He gave several invited talks at EUSFLAT conferences and EUSFLAT-endorsed events, including splendid tutorials at European Summer Schools of Fuzzy Logic and Applications. Bernard De Baets also serves as one of the major persons establishing and fostering the existence of AGOP events and co-organized several related special sessions. Not surprisingly, Bernard De Baets was awarded the EUSFLAT Scientific Excellence Award in 2019.
Radko Mesiar Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Radko Mesiar has been working for EUSFLAT since the very beginning. He was a member of EUSFLAT first Board taking care of working groups and for 12 years was a member of subsequent EUSFLAT Boards with different responsiblities, He is still active in the collaboration with EUSFLAT, participating in EUSFLAT Conferences as author, special sessions organizer, co-chair, and IPC member. He was a general chair of the EUSFLAT Conference 2021 in Bratislava.
Luis Magdalena Polytechnic University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Luis Magdalena has served EUSFLAT in different roles. He acted as the President of EUSFLAT for two consecutive terms from September 2001 to September 2005. In this period several EUSFLAT initiatives were launched including the student grants program, the registration of the domain eusflat.org, the creation of a stable and easy to find website (under this domain), or the EUSFLAT newsletter. Dr. Magdalena acted also as Co-Editor in Chief of the EUSFLAT journal Mathware&Soft Computing for 2009 and 2010. Finally, he was the General Chair of the 9th Conference of the European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology (EUSFLAT), jointly held with the 16th World Congress of the International Fuzzy Systems Association (IFSA) from June 30th to July 3rd, 2015, in Gijón (Spain).
Bernadette Bouchon-Meunier CNRS, Sorbonne Universite, Paris, France
Bernadette Bouchon-Meunier has been working for EUSFLAT since the very beginning. She had been active as a member of EUSFLAT two first Boards. She was continuing to support EUSFLAT by being an executive director of the IPMU conferences created in 1986, our "home-events" in even years, hosting EUSFLAT Assemblies. She is still active in the collaboration with EUSFLAT, acting, among others, as a negotiator and advocate of EUSFLAT interests. She is a director of research emeritus at the National Center for Scientific Research. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Uncertainty, Fuzziness and Knowledge-based Systems, a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Approximate Reasoning, Fuzzy Sets and Systems, Journal of Uncertain Systems. She has been an elected member of the Administrative Committee of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (IEEE CIS) 2004 -2009 and 2011 - 2014, a nominated member of the IEEE Women Engineering Committee 2007-2008 and 2012 - 2014. She is also a member and past chair of the IEEE Women in Computational Intelligence Committee. She was elected Vice-president for Conferences of the IEEE CIS (July 2014-2019), Vice-president for chapters of the IEEE France Section (2014-2019) and President-Elect of the IEEE CIS (2019). She received the 2012 IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Meritorious Service Award and the 2019 IEEE France Section Volunteer Award. She has been appointed as Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE CIS (2014-2016). She is an IEEE Life Fellow and an International Fuzzy Systems Association Fellow. She also received the 2018 IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Fuzzy Systems Pioneer Award. She is the author of ca. 500 publications, she has given numerous plenary and inviting lectures. She has 52 former PhD students, some of them now academics.
Janusz Kacprzyk Systems Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
Janusz Kacprzyk has been associated with the EUSFLAT since its founding, serving in various positions in the Board and its various bodies. A prominent scientist active in fuzzy logic since the mid-1970, and recipient of the most prestigious awards and honors in the field, notably the 2006 IEEE CIS Pioneer Award in Fuzzy Systems for pioneering works on multistage fuzzy decision and control, 2006 Sixth Kaufmann Prize and Gold Medal for pioneering works on soft computing in economics and management, 2007 Pioneer Award of the IEEE Silicon Valley Section for contribution in granular computing and computing in words, IFSA 2013 Award for lifetime achievements in fuzzy systems and service to the fuzzy community, etc. He is one of the 15 first Fellows of IFSA, Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of EurAI (formerly ECCAI), a member of many academies, notably the Polish and Bulgarian Academies of Sciences, Royal Spanish Academy of Economic and Financial Sciences (RACEF), Academia Europaea and European Academy of Sciences and Arts.
Irina Perfilieva University of Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic
Irina Perfilieva acted as the Secretary of EUSFLAT for two consecutive terms, from September 7, 2005 to September 13, 2007, and from September 13, 2007 to July 21, 2009. Furthermore, she was a member of the Board already between September 6, 2001 and September 7, 2005. Being associated with IRAFM of the University of Ostrava, Prof. Perfilieva contributed to the society by the organization of numerous special sessions at EUSFLAT conferences, at endorsed events and at further conferences outside the list the EUSFLAT events in order to increase the visibility of the Society. She continued in the strong promotion of EUSFLAT activities and membership even after the end of her presence in the Board, as witnessed by her membership in two EUSFLAT Working Groups; she is actually acting as one of the four coordinators of the WG on Soft Computing in Image Processing. Moreover, she had and has a significant influence on the large number of EUSFLAT members from the Czech Republic. Last but not least, Irina constantly promotes the society by her prominent scientific contributions.
Ulrich Bodenhofer Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
Dr. Bodenhofer acted as president of EUSFLAT for two consecutive terms, from September 7, 2005 to September 13, 2007, and from September 13, 2007 to July 21, 2009. Being associated with the Johannes Kepler Universität Linz as well as the Software Competence Center Hagenberg at the time of his presidency, at the interplay between academia and industry, Dr. Bodenhofer brought a spirit of professionalism to the society, most visible to the outside world through a high-quality website. Moreover, priority was given to attracting new members by clearly communicating the benefits EUSFLAT has to offer. Last but not least, his gentle attitude marked the beginning of a period of intensifying collaboration with other societies.
Enric Trillas European Center for Soft Computing, Mieres, Spain
A prominent scientist and scholar, a person of extraordinary academic, personal and organizational qualities, who has discovered the huge potential of fuzzy logic since its early days, and who has since then been both contributing to its development through impressive and influential publications, initiating and supporting research in foundations and applications of fuzzy logic in Spain and elsewhere, and founding first ESTYLF, transformed into EUSFLAT, as the most relevant academic and professional organization on fuzzy logic in Europe.
Francesc Esteva Institut d'Investigació en Intel·ligència Artificial, Bellaterra, Spain
In recognition of his outstanding contributions to fuzzy and many-valued logics and for his tireless activities to advance the EUSFLAT society as a co-founder of the society, its first president (1997-2001), and a faithful long-time member.