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George Klir

George Klir

Distinguished Professor Emeritus


Short Bio.:

George J. Klir is currently a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Systems Science at Binghamton University, State University of New York. He has been with Binghamton since 1969. His earlier work was in the areas of systems modeling and simulation, logic design, computer architecture and discrete mathematics. His current research interests include the areas of intelligent systems, generalized information theory, fuzzy set theory and fuzzy logic, theory of generalized measures and soft computing. He is the author of over 300 articles and 16 books. He has also edited 10 books and has been editor of the International Journal of General Systems since 1974 and the International Book Series on Systems Science and Systems Engineering since 1985. He was president of SGSR (1981-82), IFSR (1980-84), NAFIPS (1988-1991) and IFSA (1993-1995). He is a fellow of IEEE and IFSA, and has received numerous awards and honors, including five honorary doctoral degrees, the Gold Medal of Bernard Bolzano, the Lotfi A. Zadeh Best Paper Award, the Kaufmann's Gold Medal, the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research and the IFSA Award for Outstanding Achievement. His biography is included in many biographical sources, including Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, American Men and Women of Science, Outstanding Educators of America, Contemporary Authors, etc. His research has been supported for more than 20 years by grants from the NSF, ONR, Air Force, NASA, NATO, Sandia Laboratories and some industries.


Principal Books:

2006: Uncertainty and Information: Foundations of Generalized Information Theory, John Wiley, Hoboken, NJ.

2000: Fuzzy Sets: An Overview of Fundamentals and Personal Views, Beijing Normal University Press, Beijing.

1998: Uncertainty-Based Information: Elements of Generalized Information Theory, Physica Verlag/Springer Verlag, Heidelberg and New York (with M Wierman). Second Edition: Physica-Verlag/Springer Verlag, Heidelberg and New York, 1999.

1997: Fuzzy Set Theory: Foundations and Applications, Prentice Hall PTR, Upper Saddle River, NJ (with U. St. Clair and B. Yuan).

1995: Fuzzy Sets and Fuzzy Logic: Theory and Applications, Prentice Hall PTR, Upper Saddle River, NJ (with B. Yuan).

1992: Fuzzy Measure Theory, Plenum Press, New York (with Z. Wang).

1991: Facets of Systems Science, Plenum Press, New York. Second Edition: Kluwer/Plenum, New York, 2001.

1988: Fuzzy Sets, Uncertainty and Information, Prentice Hall PTR, Englewood Cliffs, NJ (with T. Folger). Japanese Translation: UNI, Tokyo, 1993.

1985: Architecture of Systems Problem Solving, Plenum Press, New York. Russian Translation: Radio i Sviaz, 1990. Second Edition: Kluwer/Plenum, New York, 2003 (with D. Elias).

1972: Introduction to the Methodology of Switching Circuits, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York.

1969: An Approach to General Systems Theory, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York. Spanish Translation: Ediciones Ice, Madrid, 1980.

1966: Synthesis of Switching Circuits, SNTL, Prague, in Czech (with L. Seidl). British Edition: Iliffe, London, 1968. American Edition: Gordon and Breach, 1968.

1965: Cybernetic Modelling, SNTL, Prague, in Czech (with M. Valach). British Edition: Iliffe, London, 1967. American Edition: Van Nostrand, Princeton, NJ, 1967.

Principal Edited Books:

2004: Fuzzy Logic in Geology, Academic Press/Elsevier, San Diego, CA (with R. V. Demicco).

1996: Fuzzy Sets, Fuzzy Logic, and Fuzzy Systems: Selected Papers by Lotfi A. Zadeh, World Scientific, Singapore (with B. Yuan).

1996: Computer-Aided Theory and Technology, Springer-Verlag, Berlin and New York (with T. Oren).

1979: Methodology in Systems Modelling and Simulation, North-Holland, Amsterdam (with B. P. Zeigler, M. S. Elzas, and T. I. Oren).

1978: Applied General Systems Research, Plenum Press, New York.

1972: Trends in General Systems Theory, John Wiley, New York. Polish Translation: Wydawictwa naukovo-techniczne, Warsaw, 1976. Spanish Translation: Alianza Editorial, Madrid, 1978.

Selected Papers(1994-2005)













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