A Tribute to Prof. Dr. Da Ruan by Jie Lu, Etienne Kerre

By Jie Lu, Etienne Kerre

This quantity is a tribute to Professor Dr Da Ruan, who gave up the ghost all at once on July 31, 2011, elderly 50. The flood of emails that unfold during the fuzzy good judgment learn neighborhood with the tragic information used to be testimony to the honour and liking felt for this outstanding guy. Da used to be a hardworking , hugely efficient scientist who, in the course of his brief existence, released 35 books and greater than 250 examine papers in hugely ranked journals and convention court cases. He proven profitable meetings, FLINS and ISKE, in addition to the foreign magazine, JCIS.

This e-book is a suite of contributions from 88 of Da's educational neighbors from forty seven institutes, awarded in 60 chapters and over 70 photos. A Foreword by means of Lotfi Zadeh starts off Da's tale. part 1 presents an outline of Da's funeral on August 6, 2011. half II outlines Da’s clinical lifestyles, his schooling, medical occupation, courses and keynote talks. half III offers testimonials by way of Da's colleagues of educational actions, together with visitor professorships and his many visits to overseas institutes. half IV comprises thirty contributions from colleagues and neighbors internationally to explain their collaborative adventure with Da.

We wish this publication will preserve the reminiscence of Da alive – nice scientist, nice buddy, nice humanitarian. he'll stay in our hearts forever.

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D. in mathematics from Ghent University in 1990. D. 7 Obituary: In Memoriam Prof. Dr. Da Ruan successful career as a researcher combining theoretical as well as applied contributions and especially as the project leader of his scientific child called FLINS (an acronym for Fuzzy Logic and Intelligent technologies in Nuclear Science). Indeed unbelievable success! Da has authored about 120 peer-reviewed papers in leading international journals, five textbooks, about 100 book chapters and conference papers on different soft computing issues in decision support systems, aggregation operators, information management and nuclear systems, to call only a view of them.

Kerre et al. 9 Obituary in the Newsletter of Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, University of Technology, Sydney Jie Lu University of Technology Sydney, Broadway, NSW2007, Australia Adjunct Professor Da Ruan passed away on 31 July, 2011 from heart failure at the early age of 50 years. His death was a shock to his research colleagues and he will be very sadly missed. Da Ruan was a leading member of the global fuzzy logic community. He has been a UTS Adjunct Professor with the DeSI Lab in QCIS since 2006, taking an active part in the Lab's research as PI for two ARC Discovery grants, and as external supervisor for two DeSI PhD students.

Ruan D (2010) Computational Intelligence in Complex Decision Systems. Atlantis Computational Intelligence System Book Series, Atlantis Press/World Scientific, Paris/Singapore 44 4. Pei Z, Ruan D, Liu J, Xu Y (2009) Linguistic Valued Based Intelligent Information Processing: Theory, Methods, and Applications. Atlantis Press/World Scientific, Paris/Singapore 5. Vanhoof K, Ruan D, Li T, Wets G (2009) Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Intelligent Systems and Knowledge Engineering (ISKE2009): Intelligent Decision Making Systems.

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