Invited speakers

Uzay Kaymak

Uzay Kaymak received the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering, the Degree of Chartered Designer in information technology, and the Ph.D. degree in control engineering from the Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, in 1992, 1995, and 1998, respectively. He has held various positions at Shell International Exploration and Production, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and Salford University in United Kingdom. He is currently professor of information systems at the Information Systems (IS) Group of the School of Industrial Engineering of Eindhoven University of Technology.
Uzay Kaymak’s research is on intelligent decision support systems, data and process mining and computational modelling methods. He has worked on the development of computational intelligence methods for decision models in which linguistic information, represented either as declarative linguistic rules derived from experts or obtained through natural language processing, is combined with numerical information that is extracted from data by computational and machine learning methods. Fuzzy set theory is at the basis of such models. The resulting (adaptive) decision support systems have been used in various fields such as financial decision making, economic analysis and clinical decision support. Prof. Kaymak is an internationally acknowledged researcher, who has (co)-authored more than 250 scientific publications in the fields of intelligent systems, computerized decision support and computational intelligence. He is a board member of DSC/e (Data Science Centre Eindhoven) and of the Clinical Informatics study program (two-year post-master PDEng study) of TU/e and a member of the program and/or organization committee of multiple international conferences. He also holds a visiting professor position at the Zhejiang University.

Javier Fernandez

Javier Fernandez got his Bs.C. in Mathematics from the University of Zaragoza in 1999 and his Ph.D. in Mathematics in 2003 from the University of the Basque Country. He has been postdoctoral researcher at the CNRS in France in 2003-2004 and 2005-2007. He is currently a lecturer at the Department of Statistics, Computer Science and Mathematics of the Public University of Navarra.
Member of the research group on Artificial Intelligence and Approximate Reasoning of the same University, his main research lines are information fusion techniques, xpecially under uncertainty, fuzzy sets theory and extensions, image processing, deep learning and unique continuation problems. He has authored or co-authored more than 50 papers and co-advised two Ph.D. thesis. He has also taken part in around 12 research projects with public and private funding. He is a member of the editorial board of the journals IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems and Axioms, and co-Editor in chief of the Mathware&Soft Computing online magazine.