Days Spent with Professor Ebrahim H. Mamdani

  • Michio Sugeno
Part of the Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing book series (STUDFUZZ, volume 271)


In our very early days of fuzzy sets and logic, I had an opportunity to spend some time with Professor Ebrahim Mamdani. Therefore, it is my privilege to tell something about him. In this small article I would like to tell a story concerned with the dawn of the fuzzy control age, about something having happened with and also having been influenced by Professor Mamdani from 1975 to 1987.


Fuzzy Logic Fuzzy Control Fuzzy Controller Cement Kiln Fuzzy Control System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michio Sugeno
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  1. 1.European Centre for Soft ComputingMieresSpain

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