Lotfali Zadeh

Updated: 12/31/2020 by Computer Hope
Lotfali Zadeh

Name: Lotfali Askar Zadeh

Born: February 4, 1921, in Baku, Azerbaijan SSR

Death: September 6, 2017 (Age: 96)

Computer-related contributions

  • Mathematician, electrical engineer, computer scientist, Artificial Intelligence researcher and professor emeritus of computer science at the University of California, Berkeley.
  • Known as the Founder of fuzzy mathematics and his fuzzy set theory, and fuzzy logic.
  • Published his seminal work on fuzzy sets in 1965, where he detailed the mathematics of fuzzy set theory.
  • In 1973, he proposed his theory of fuzzy logic.

Significant publications

  • Linear System Theory: The State Space Approach (2008).
  • Forging New Frontiers: Fuzzy Pioneers II (2007).
  • Computing with Words in Information/Intelligent Systems 1: Foundations (1999).

Honors and awards

  • Induction into the IEEE Intelligent Systems' AI's Hall of Fame (2011).
  • Benjamin Franklin Medal in Electrical Engineering from The Franklin Institute (2009).
  • IEEE Medal of Honor (1995).
  • IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal (1992).