1.      Personal data: Citizen of the USA.

2.      Education:
Bachelor of Science
(Mathematics): University of Paris XI (France), 1967.
Master of Science
(Probability): University of Paris VI (France), 1968.
Third Cycle Thesis
(Probability): University of Paris VI (France), 1970.
Ph.D.
(Mathematics): University of Lille (France), 1975.

3.      Academic positions:
1975 - 1977: Research Associate, University of California, Berkeley
1977 - 1981: Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
1981 - 1983: Assistant Professor of Mathematical Sciences, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces.
1983 - 1988: Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces.
1988 - Present: Professor of Mathematical Sciences, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces.

4.      Awards and Recognition:
Senior fellow,
ASEE Summer Faculty Research Programs.
Chair of Fuzzy Theory
, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, 1992-93.
1999-2000 Westhafer Award for Excellence in Research
, New Mexico State University.
Distinguished Lukacs Visiting Professor of Statistics
, Ohio State University at Bowling Green (2002).

Fellow of IFSA.

 

5.      Visiting positions:
Visiting Researcher (summer 1979): LAAS/CNRS, Toulouse/France.
Fulbright Researcher (winter 1987): University of Palma de Mallorca/Spain.
Visiting Professor: Free University of Brussels/Belgium (summer 1991); Tokyo Institute of Technology/Japan (academic year 1992-1993/on the endowed Chair of Fuzzy Theory); LAFORIA, University of Paris VI/France (summer 1994); University of Perugia/Italy (summer 1996); The Chinese University of Hong Kong/Hong Kong (winter 1997).
Sabbatical leave: Department of Statistics, Harvard University (Fall 1987); University of Southern California, Los Angeles (Spring 1995).

6.      Professional activities:

        Member of:
The Institute of Mathematical Statistics
The North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society

        Associate Editor of the following Journals:
Soft Computing Research Journal (Springer - Verlag)
International Journal of Approximate Reasoning (North Holland)
International Journal of Fuzzy and Intelligent Systems (John Wiley)
International Journal of Uncertainty, Fuzziness and Knowledge-Based Systems (World Scientific) International Journal of Fuzzy Sets and Systems (North Holland)

1.      Research Interests: Applied Mathematics

        Mathematical Statistics: Statistics of stochastic processes, spatial statistics, statistics of non-regular models, bootstrap re-sampling method.

        Probability Theory: Foundations of random sets, Theory of conditionals.

        Fuzzy Logic for Intelligent Systems: Mathematical basis for modeling of linguistic information, control of complex systems, data fusion and logics for computational intelligence.