The Editorial Office of Complex Engineering Systems warmly congratulates Dr. Kelly Cohen on his election as President-Elect of the North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society (NAFIPS) for the 2022-2024 term. He is currently the Brian H. Rowe Endowed Chair (Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, University of Cincinnati) and the director of the newly formed AI Bio Lab at UC's Digital Futures.
Dr. Kelly Cohen's main expertise lies in the area of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Intelligent Systems, UAVs, and Optimization. He has utilized genetic fuzzy logic-based algorithms for control and decision-making applications in the area of autonomous collaborating robotics as well as predictive modeling for personalizing medical treatment.
During the past seven years, he has secured grants from NSF, NIH, USAF, DHS, NASA, and Industry to develop algorithms for UAV applications as well as AI for bio-medical applications. He has over 135 peer reviewed archival publications and additionally over 190 conference papers and book chapters.
NAFIPS was the first professional organization founded for the advancement of fuzzy logic and fuzzy set theory, which was established in 1981. The first NAFIPS meeting took place in Logan, Utah, on May 18-20, 1982. The purpose of NAFIPS is "the promotion of the scientific study of, the development of an educational institution for the instruction in, and the dissemination of educational materials in the public interest including, but not limited to, theories and applications of fuzzy sets through publications, lectures, scientific meetings, or otherwise." (Available from https://sites.ualberta.ca/~reformat/nafips/aboutNAFIPS.html)
Once again congratulations to Dr. Kelly Cohen on his election. We thank him for his continued strong support as the Subject Editor.
Respectfully submitted by the Editorial Office of Complex Engineering Systems.