Professor Patricia Melin
She holds the Doctor in Science degree (Doctor Habilitatus D.Sc.) in Computer Science from the Polish Academy of Sciences (with the Dissertation “Hybrid Intelligent Systems for Pattern Recognition using Soft Computing”). She is a Professor of Computer Science in the Graduate Division, Tijuana Institute of Technology, Tijuana, Mexico, since 1998. In addition, she is serving as Director of Graduate Studies in Computer Science and head of the research group on Hybrid Neural Intelligent Systems (2000-present). Currently, she is President of HAFSA (Hispanic American Fuzzy Systems Association). Prof. Melin is the founding Chair of the Mexican Chapter of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. She is member of the IEEE Neural Network Technical Committee (2007 to present) and in charge of the Task Force on Hybrid Intelligent Systems (2007 to present) and she is currently Associate Editor of the Journal of Information Sciences and IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems. She is member of NAFIPS, IFSA, and IEEE. She belongs to the Mexican Research System with level III. Her research interests are in Modular Neural Networks, Type-2 Fuzzy Logic, Pattern Recognition, Fuzzy Control, Neuro-Fuzzy and Genetic-Fuzzy hybrid approaches. She has published over 120 journal papers, 8 authored books, 20 edited books, and more than 250 papers in conference proceedings. She has served as Guest Editor of several Special Issues in the past, in journals like: Applied Soft Computing, Intelligent Systems, Information Sciences, Non-Linear Studies, JAMRIS, Fuzzy Sets and Systems, and Engineering Letters.