Prof. R.A. ALIEV

Director of Joint MBA Program, Georgia State University, USA and Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University,
Prof. of the Near East University
Department of Artificial Intelligence, Near East University, Lefkosa, North Cyprus

Rafik A. Aliev received the Ph.D. and Doctorate degrees from the Institute of Control Problems, Moscow, Russia, in 1967 and 1975, respectively. His major fields of study are decision theory with imperfect information, fuzzy logic, soft computing and control theory. He is a Professor and the Head of the Department of the joint MBA Program between Georgia State University (Atlanta, GA, USA) and the Azerbaijan State Oil Academy. His current research is focused on the generalized theory of stability, recurrent fuzzy neural networks, fuzzy type-2 systems, evolutionary computation, decision theory with imperfect information, calculus with Z-numbers, and fuzzy economics. He has over 350 scientific publications, including 55 books published by well-known international publishers Springer, World Scientific, Elsevier, etc.,  15 edited volumes, and 280 research papers. Dr. Aliev is a regular Chairman of the International Conferences on Applications of Fuzzy Systems and Soft Computing and International Conferences on Soft Computing and Computing with Words. He is an Editor of the Journal of Advanced Computational Intelligence and Intelligent Informatics (Japan), associate editor of the Information Sciences journal, a member of the Editorial Boards of the International Journal of Information Technology and Decision Making, International Journal of Web-based Communities (The Netherlands), Iranian Journal of Fuzzy Systems (Iran), International Journal of Advances in Fuzzy Mathematics (Italy), and International Journal “Intelligent Automation and Soft Computing.” He is a series editor of “Advances in Uncertain Computation” and “World Scientific”. He was awarded the USSR State Prize in the field of Science (1983), the USA Fulbright Award (1997), and the Lifetime Achievement Award in Science (2014).

 He supervised more than 150 Ph.D. students and over 30 Doctor of Sciences.