Short bio: Vladik Kreinovich received his M.Sc. in Mathematics and Computer Science from St. Petersburg University, Russia, in 1974, and Ph.D. from the Institute of Mathematics, Soviet Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, in 1979. In 1975-80, he worked with the Soviet Academy of Sciences, in particular, in 1978-80, with the Special Astrophysical Observatory (representation and processing of uncertainty in radioastronomy). In 1982-89, he worked on error estimation and intelligent information processing for the National Institute for Electrical Measuring Instruments, Russia. In 1989, he was a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University. Since 1990, he is with the Department of Computer Science, University of Texas at El Paso. Also, served as an invited professor in Paris (University of Paris VI), HongKong, St. Petersburg, Russia, and Brazil.
Main interests: representation and processing of uncertainty, especially interval computations and intelligent control. Published 3 books, 6 edited books, and more than 800 papers. Member of the editorial board of the international journal "Reliable Computing" (formerly, "Interval Computations"), and several other journals. Co-maintainer of the international website on interval computations http://www.cs.utep.edu/interval-comp
Honors: President-Elect, North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society; Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Metrological Sciences; recipient of the 2003 El Paso Energy Foundation Faculty Achievement Award for Research awarded by the University of Texas at El Paso, and a co-recipient of the 2005 Star Award from the University of Texas System.