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Ronald R. Yager, PhD



PhD, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, Systems Sciences
BA, City College of New York

Ronald R. Yager is Professor of Information Systems and Director of the Machine Intelligence Institute at Iona College. He is among the world’s most highly cited researchers with over 42,000 citations to his work in Google Scholar. He is editor and chief of the International Journal of Intelligent Systems and serves on the editorial board of numerous journals. 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 was the recipient of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Pioneer award in Fuzzy Systems. He received the special honorary medal of the 50-th Anniversary of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He received the Lifetime Outstanding Achievement Award from International the Fuzzy Systems Association. He received honorary doctorate degrees, honoris causa, from the Azerbaijan Technical University and the State University of Information Technologies, Sofia Bulgaria. Dr. Yager is a fellow of the IEEE, the New York Academy of Sciences and the Fuzzy Systems Association. He has served at the National Science Foundation as 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 received his undergraduate degree from the City College of New York and his Ph. D. from the Polytechnic Institute New York University.