Erich Peter Klement was presented with the "EUSFLAT Scientific Excellence Award" in recognition of his research in the field of fuzzy logic.
Fuzzy logic is a theory that serves to "precisely capture the imprecise". Prof. Klement has made outstanding contributions to the study of fuzzy sets and was presented with the award for his "outstanding and inspiring results in the mathematics of fuzzy sets, notably aggregation, and their applications". Established in 2011, the "EUSFLAT Scientific Excellence Award" has thus far been awarded to Prof. Didier Dubois (Toulouse, 2012), Prof. Petr Hájek† (Prague, 2013), Prof. Bernadette Bouchon-Meunier (Paris, 2017), Prof. Radko Mesiar (Bratislava, 2017), Prof. Humberto Bustince (Pamplona, 2019), and Prof. Bernard De Baets (Ghent, 2019). This year, Prof. Janusz Kacprzyk (Warsaw) and Prof. Klement shared the honor.
About Erich Peter Klement
Born in Gmunden in 1949, Klement studied at the University of Innsbruck and subsequently taught mathematics at the JKU between 1998 and 2014. He served Senate Chairman (1998-2003) and was Dean of the JKU’s Faculty of Engineering & Natural Sciences between 2009-2013. He also managed the Hagenberg Software Park from 2014 to 2015. He has authored over 200 publications focusing on the foundations of fuzzy logic, applications of stochasticity in game theory, and fuzzy logic in industry.