BISC Visitors & Visiting Program

 

 

BISC-Directors and Administration

Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh – Director

Prof. M. Tomizuka - Associate Director   

Ixel Chavez  - Administrative Assistant

Leslie Goldstein- Grants Administrator

 

 

2013-2014

1.     Dr. Lauren Barghout, human and computer vision, image segmentation and annotation via fuzzy spatial-taxon cut.

My publications since I've started as a visiting scholar are:

My book chapter proposal for Granular Computing and Decision-Making Interactive and Iterative Approaches. Eds Witold Pedrycz and Shyi-Ming Chen (Springer) was accepted and is under review.

It's title is: Barghout, Lauren. Spatial-Taxon Information Granules as Used in Iterative Fuzzy-Decision-Making for Image Segmentation 

Barghout, Lauren. "Visual Taxometric Approach to Image Segmentation Using Fuzzy-Spatial Taxon Cut Yields Contextually Relevant Regions." Information Processing and Management of Uncertainty in Knowledge-Based Systems. Springer International Publishing, 2014.



I also published a book (136 pages), which is my Ph.D. dissertation plus a section on computer vision (fuzzy logic models).


Barghout, Lauren. Vision: Global Perceptual Context Changes Local Contrast Processing Updated to include computer vision techniques. Scholar's Press. 2014. ISBN-10: 3639709624, ISBN-13: 978-3639709629

 

 

2012-2013

1.     Eduard Portmann, weblog extraction with fuzzy classification methods (4/1/12-4/1/13)

2.     Sergio Guadarrama, computing with words (10/27/10-10/27/12)

 

 

2011-2012

1.     Shu Zhao (Anhui Univeristy/Anhui Province, China) Quotient space theory, granular computing and fuzzy sets (8/23/10-8/20/11)

2.     Vidyottama Jain (Amrita School of Engineering) Stochastic process and fuzzy logic (4/27/09-3/12/12)

3.     Sergio Guadarrama (European Centre for Soft Computing) Computing with Words (10/27/10-10/27/12)

4.     Oscar Ibanez Panizo (European Centre for Soft Computing) Soft Computing (11/15/11-01/31/12)

5.     Edy Portmann (University of Fribourg; Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland) fuzzy data clustering, information retrieval, web 2.0, 3.0, the semantic web, augmented reality and ubiquitous computing (4/10/12-4/10/13)

 

 

2010-2011

1.     Asli Celikyilmaz (University of Toronto) Intelligent information retrieval systems using fuzzy logic and soft computing methods (4-15/08-4/14/11)

2.     Vidyottama Jain (Amrita School of Engineering) Stochastic process and fuzzy logic (4/27/09-3/12/12)

3.     Shu Zhao (Anhui Univeristy/Anhui Province, China) Quotient space theory, granular computing and fuzzy sets (8/23/10-8/20/11)

4.     Sergio Guadarrama (University of Madrid; European Centre for Soft Computing) Computing with Words (10/27/10-10/27/12)

5.     Chen-Ting (Tim) Wu (National Tsing Hua University) Fuzzy Diffusion Approach to Initializing a Recommender System in E-Commerce (6/11/10-1/31/11)

6.     Jing-pha (Jeffrey) Tsai (University of Illinois) Soft computing (3/11/10-6/30/10)

 

 

2009-2010

1.     Asli Celikyilmaz (University of Toronto) Intelligent information retrieval systems using fuzzy logic and soft computing methods (4-15/08-4/14/11)

2.     Bert de Coensel (Ghent University) Soft Computing (10/15/08-9/30/09)

3.     Vidyottama Jain (Amrita School of Engineering) Stochastic process and fuzzy logic (4/27/09-3/31/11)

4.     Dewang Chen (Beijing Jiao Tong University) Soft Computing in transportation and railway systems (1/15/09-1/14/10)

5.     Adolfo Rodriguez de Soto (University of León) Multiresolution Techniques in Computing with Words (8/1/08-7/31/09)

6.     Guangping Zeng (University of Science and Technology Beijing) Soft Computing and fuzzy set application (9/3/08-8/15/09)

7.     David Galvez Ruiz (University of Seville) Use of fuzzy tools in microeconomics utility theory on the Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis frame (7/29/09-10/24/09)

8.     Teemu Mutanen (Aalto University, Finland; VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland) Causality detection and problems with fuzzy logic (12/1/10-5/31/11)

9.     Nasser Jazdi Motlagh (Stuttgart University) Soft computing and industrial automation (10/12/09-11/25/09)

10.  Mee Young Sung (8/31/09)

11.  Gwendolin Wilke (Vienna University of Technology) Spray can geometry—axiomatic approach to uncertainty modeling for vector based Geographic Information Systems (2/17/09-7/15/09)

 

 

2008-2009

1.     Dong Won Kim (Korea University) Robotics (01/01/08-12/31/08)

2.     Euntai Kim (Yonsei University) Soft computing approach to the implementation of unmanned vehicles (2/15/08-2/14/09)

3.     Asli Celikyilmaz (University of Toronto) Intelligent information retrieval systems using fuzzy logic and soft computing methods(4-15/08-4/14/09)

4.     Zhiheng Huang (Edinburgh University, UK) Computing with Words and extended fuzzy logic (5/30/08-12/31/09)

5.     Guangping Zeng (University of Science and Technology Beijing) Soft Computing and fuzzy set application (9/3/08-8/15/09)

6.     Bert de Coensel (Ghent University) Soft Computing (10/15/08-9/30/09)

7.     Lawrence Mazlack (University of Cincinnati) Fuzzy (imprecise) causality (9/18/08-6/1/09) 

8.     Gwendolin Wilke (Vienna University of Technology) Spray can geometry—axiomatic approach to uncertainty modeling for vector based Geographic Information Systems (2/17/09-7/15/09)

 

 

2007-2008

1.     Prof. Barbara Diaz (Spain) Knowledge Discovery and Fuzzy Rule Systems in Economics (3/1/04-7/31/07)

2.     Zengchang Qin (UK) Search Engines and Question Answering  (2/06-1/08)

3.     Prof. Sanguk Noh (Korea) Decision Analysis and Soft Computing (12/05-12/07)

4.     Dr. Zhiheng Huang (Edinburgh University, UK) BISC-DSS and Decision Trees (05/06-04/08)

5.     Prof. Jerzy Kiszka (Canada) Soft Computing and Control (05/07-11/07)

6.     Prof. Tsau Young Lin (San Jose State Univ.) Granular Computing and its applications(3/1/07-8/31/07)

7.     Shahnaz Shahbazova, Fulbright Scholar (Azerbaijan State University) Soft Computing(08/06/07-06/05/08)

8.     Dong Won Kim (Korea University) Robotics (03/01/08-03/01/09)

9.     Euntai Kim (Yonsei University) Soft computing approach to the implementation of unmanned vehicles(2/15/08-2/14/09)

10.  Asli Celikyilmaz (University of Toronto) Intelligent information retrieval systems using fuzzy logic and soft computing methods(4-14/08-4-14-09)

 

 

2005-2006

1.     Prof. Barbara Diaz (Spain) Knowledge Discovery and Fuzzy Rule Systems in Economics (3/1/04-3/1/06)

2.     Tomohiro Takagi (Japan) Soft Computing and Search Engines (6/03-9/05)

3.     Kaj-Mikael Bjork (Finland) Supply Chains and Soft Computing (4/04-4/05)

4.     Mirza Beg, IIT- India, Search Engine and Question Answering 11/05-10/06)

5.     Zengchang Qin – UK,  Search Engine and Question Answering  (2/06-1/07)

6.     Ramon Leonato; Spain, Agents and Soft Computing (9/05- 03/06),

7.     Prof. Sanguk Noh , Korea, Decision Analysis and Soft Computing, (12/05-12/07)

8.     Prof. M.-R. Akbarzadeh (USA), Multi Agents and Soft Computing (12/05-12/06)

9.     Dr. Tero Joronen, Finland, Control and Soft Computing (09/06-12/06)

10.  Dr. Zhiheng Huang, UK, BISC-DSS and Decision Trees (03/06-04/07)

 

 

2004-2005

1.     Sema Alptekin (USA) Soft Computing 3/04-3/05

2.     Tomohiro Takagi (Japan) Soft Computing and Search Engines 6/03-6/05

3.     Barbara Diaz (Spain) Soft Computing and PNL 2/04-2/06

4.     Souad BenSoafi (France) Signal Processing 2/03-8/04

5.     Shuhua Liu (Finland) Natural Languages 4/04-8/04

6.     Seyed Shahrestani (Australia) Soft Computing 6/04-7/04

7.     Kaj-Mikael Bjork (Finland) Soft Computing 4/04-4/05

8.     Mahnaz Hassibi (USA) Signal Processing 2/04-8/04

 

 

2003-2004

1.     Souad Souafi-Bensafi - 2/1/03-12/31/04. Research: Genetic Programming in machine learning and document image analysis and structure recognition

2.     Tomohiro Takagi - He visited on 7/26/03-8/31/03. Came back as a scholar: 3/15/04-5/31/05.
Research: Web intelligence and conceptual search engine and navigation

3.     Sema Alptekin (9/1/03-5/31/04; extended time: 6/1/04-6/30/05)
Research: Development of Embedded Soft Computing Applications for Micro Platforms"

4.     Martine De Cock (9/1/03-12/21/03)
Research: Fuzziness and Uncertainty Modeling

5.     Barbara Diaz Diez (3/1/04-3/1/05)
Research: Knowledge Discovery and Fuzzy Rule Systems in Economics

6.     Sergio Guadarrama  (8/5/03-6/1/04)
Research:  Search Engines and Soft Computing

7.     Chin-Teng Lin  (12/20/03-3/31/04)
Research:  Fuzzy Neural Networks and Support Vector Machines

8.     Shuhua Liu  (5/5/04-11/15/04)
Research:  Enhancing Fuzzy Software Agents

 

 

2002-2003

1.     Prof. Soon Hak Kwon; Professor; South Korea; March 2002-Jan 2003; Similarity and Internet

2.     Dr. Andreas Nuernberger; Post Doc, Germany; 2001-April 2003; Web Data Mining

3.     Prof. Christin Wahmkow; Professor, Germany; March 2002-July 2002; Increase Driving Safety of Cars

4.     Prof. Dr. Mihai Nadin; Professor; Germany; March 2002-August 2002; CTP and PNL

5.     Prof. Tomohiro Takagi Takagi; Professor; Japan, June 2002 and August-September 2002; Internet; Search Engine Software Development

6.     Shinmura; Student; Japan; August-September 2002; Internet; Search Engine Software Development

7.     Ogaya; Student; Japan; August-September 2002; Internet; Search Engine Software Development

8.     Prof. V.Korotkich; Professor; Australia; Nov 2002-Feb 2003; Optimization and Fuzzy Partial Differential Equation

9.     Dr. Aynur Unal; USA; June 2002-June 2003; Supply Chain

10.  Tero Joronen; Ph.D. Student; Finland; Sept 2002-Dec 2002; Advanced Control

11.  Shuangyu Chang; BISC Post Doc; Sept 2002-Sept 2003; Speech 

 

 

2001-2002

1.     Prof. Dae-Young Choi, Korea, Aggregation and Internet; Jan 2001-Dec 2001

2.     Marcin Detyniecki; PostDoc, France, Aggregation and Decision Tree; Jan 2001-Dec 2001

3.     Virginia Johnson; LLNL Staff, USA, Decision Analysis, Jan 2001-June 2001.

4.     Andreas Nuernberger; PostDoc; Germany, April 2001-Dec 2001; Fuzzy Logic and Internet

5.     Prof. Wheyming Song;  Prof., Taiwan, Operation Research and Management; April 2001- Jan 2002

6.     Prof. Tomohiro Takagi; Prof.; Japan, Fuzzy Logic and the Internet; August 2001

7.     Tru Cao; Visitor, UK, Semantic Web, August 2001-September 2001

8.     Mana Haeri; Visistor, USA, E-Business, August 2000-August 2001

9.     Fred Aminzadeh, Fact CEO; USA, Reservoir Characterization and Modeling, August 2000-August 2001

10.  Prof. Anvari; Visitor/Staff, USA, Knowledge Management, Jan 2001-Dec 2001

11.  Dr. Andreas Nuernberger; PostDoc, Germany; 2001-April 2003; Web Data Mining

12.  Prof. Christin Wahmkow; Professor, Germany; March 2002-July 2002; Increase Driving Safety of Cars

13.  Prof. Dr. H.-J. Sebastian

14.  Dr. Mitsuru Iwata

15.  Dr. Cindy Mason

16.  Prof. J.A. Olivas

17.  Prof. Ana M. Garcia-Serrano

2000-2001

1.     Prof. Dae-Young Choi, Korea, Aggregation and Internet; Jan 2001-Dec 2001

2.     Marcin Detyniecki; PostDoc, France, Aggregation and Decision Tree; Jan 2001-Dec 2001

3.     Virginia Johnson; LLNL Staff, USA, Decision Analysis, Jan 2001-June 2001.

4.     Andreas Nuernberger; PostDoc; Germany, April 2001-Dec 2001; Fuzzy Logic and Internet

5.     Prof. Wheyming Song;  Prof., Taiwan, Operation Research and Management; April 2001- Jan 2002

6.     Prof. Tomohiro Takagi; Prof.; Japan, Fuzzy Logic and the Internet; August 2001

7.     Tru Cao; Visitor, UK, Semantic Web, August 2001-September 2001

8.     Mana Haeri; Visistor, USA, E-Business,  August 2000-August 2001

9.     Fred Aminzadeh, Fact CEO; USA, Reservoir Characterization and Modeling, August 2000-August 2001

10.  Prof. Anvari; Visitor/Staff, USA, Knowledge Management, Jan 2001-Dec 2001

 

 

1999-2000

1.     Cristian Freksa  (University of Hamburg, Germany), 5/99-7/99, Fuzzy Logic.

2.     Valmir Barbosa  (University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), 2/99-2/00, Distributed computing.

3.     Robert Kozma  (Budapest Technical University, Budapest, Hungary), 3/99-3/00, Soft computing       and Cellular Neural Networks.

4.     Shin-Mu Tseng  (National Cheng Kung Univ., Taiwan), 1/98-7/99, Soft computing.

5.     Rainer Holve (Univ. of Erlangen, Germany), 1/99-12/99, Intelligent databases.

6.     Michael Berthold  (Univ. of Karlsruhe, Germany), 7/97-present, Intelligent databases.

7.     Frank Hoffmann (Univ. of Kiel, Germany), 8/96-12/99, Evolutionary computing.

8.     Joseba Urzelai (Univ. of Lausanne, Switzerland), 6/99-8/99, Soft computing.

9.     Been-Chian Chien (I-Shou Univ., Taiwan), 6/99-8/99, Soft computing.

10.  Philippe de Wilde (Imperial College, London), 12/99-1/00, Fuzzy learning in games and auctions