Invited speakers and talks

Kira Adaricheva: Measuring the Implications of the D-basis in Analysis of Data in Biomedical Studies

Prof. Adaricheva has a M.Sc. in Mathematics (Novosibirsk University) and a Ph.D. degree (Sobolev Mathematical Institute). Currently she is Full Professor and Chair of the Dept. of Mathematics of Nazarbayev University (Kazakhstan). Her research is concentrated in universal algebra and lattice theory, with relation to Horn logic. Other interests include discrete geometry, artificial intelligence and knowledge representation. The most recent work is done in the area of complexity of data retrieval and data mining involving algebraic methods and lattice structures.

José Luis Balcázar: Quantitative Redundancy in Partial Implications

Prof. Balcázar holds an M.Sc. degree in Mathematics (1981) and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science (1984); currently, he is a Full Professor in the Technical University of Catalonia (Spain). He is a member of the Laboratory for Relational Algorithmics, Complexity and Learning (LARCA), and his recent research topics are related to data mining and machine learning, massive data analysis, and analysis of structured data. He has published over 100 papers in international scientific journals and conference proceedings.

Bernard De Baets: Close Encounters with Transitivity in various Relational Frameworks

Prof. De Baets holds an M.Sc. degree in Mathematics (1988), a Postgraduate degree in Knowledge Technology (1991) and a Ph.D. degree in Mathematics (1995). He is a Full Professor (2008) in Applied Mathematics at Ghent University (Belgium), where he is leading the research unit Knowledge-based Systems (KERMIT, 2000) at the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering. The bibliography of B. De Baets comprises more than 300 publications in international peer-reviewed journals, 60 chapters in books and 270 contributions to proceedings of international conferences. He delivered nearly 200 lectures at conferences and research institutes. He has received several best paper awards (1994, 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010). B. De Baets is co-editor-in-chief (2007) of Fuzzy Sets and Systems and member of the editorial board of several other journals.

Henri Prade: Formal Concept Analysis from the Standpoint of Possibility Theory

Prof. Prade has a degree and Ph.D. in Aeronautical Engineering (1975, 1979). Currently, he is Research Advisor (Directeur de Recherche) at the Institute of Research in Informatics of Toulouse (IRIT). He received Pioneer Award de la IEEE Neural Network Society 2002, he is fellow of IFSA (IntL. Fuzzy Systems Association) and ECCAI. Prof Prade has been co-editor-in-chief of Fuzzy Sets and Systems (1998-2006). He has published more than 400 research papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings on topics related to the formalization and mechanization of reasoning, decision analysis, mathematical models of uncertainty and/or graduality, fuzzy sets and possibility theory, belief functions, non-monotonic logic, possibilistic logic, etc.