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Ron Cockcroft Award for Guillermo Vidal-Diez de Ulzurrun

Ron Cockcroft Award On May 16, 2016, Guillermo Vidal-Diez de Ulzurrun was awarded the Ron Cockcroft Award to present his paper entitled "Studying fungal growth using automated image analysis and computer simulations" (G. Vidal-Diez de Ulzurrun, J.M. Baetens, J. Van den Bulcke, B. De Baets) at the 47th International Research Group on Wood Protection Congress held in Lisbon, Portugal.

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 last updated Mon 16 May 2016 00:00:00  
Doctoral degree for Arne De Coninck
On January 29, 2016, Arne De Coninck successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis "High-performance computing for large-scale genomic prediction" and was awarded the title of Doctor of Applied Biological Sciences. The research was a result of the collaboration of the research units IBCN (Prof. Jan Fostier) and KERMIT (Prof. Bernard De Baets), within the Nucleotides to Networks project.
 last updated Fri 29 Jan 2016 00:00:00  
Doctoral degree for Azzedine Kheniche
On January 19, 2016, Azzedine Kheniche successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis "Compatibility of fuzzy relations" at the Université Mohamed Boudiaf in M'Sila, Algeria. He was awarded the title of Doctor of Science in Mathematics, option Discrete Mathematics. The work was a result of the ongoing cooperation between KERMIT and the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics of the University of M'Sila.
 last updated Tue 19 Jan 2016 00:00:00  
International Symposium on Aggregation and Structures
KERMIT is co-organising ISAS 2016, the International Symposium on Aggregation and Structures in Luxembourg, July 5-8, 2016. The goal of ISAS is to give the opportunity to researchers to discuss their latest results about aggregation on structures and aggregation of structures. It includes, but is not limited to:

- aggregation functions on partially ordered sets
- aggregation of structured data
- algebraic approaches in aggregation theory
- general properties of aggregation processes
- algorithmic and complexity aspects of aggregation processes
- functional equations and inequalities for aggregation theory
- judgment aggregation
- (theoretically grounded) applications of the preceding topics


For more information, see: http://math.uni.lu/isas
 last updated Mon 23 Nov 2015 00:00:00  
KERMIT in De Morgen
The research of Joris Van den Bossche, joint PhD student of KERMIT and VITO, has made it into the national newspaper De Morgen. The work concerns an opportunistic mobile monitoring approach to map exposure to urban air pollution, here implemented in Antwerp with the help of city wardens.

De Morgen, September 3, 2015

http://www.demorgen.be/wetenschap/zo-slecht-is-de-luchtkwaliteit-in-uw-straat-in-antwerpen-a2443855/
 last updated Tue 8 Sep 2015 00:00:00  
Best PhD Thesis Award for Tarad Jwaid
On July 2, 2015, Tarad Jwaid received the 2014 EUSFLAT Best PhD Thesis Award for his thesis "Semilinear and semiquadratic conjunctive aggregation functions" supervised by B. De Baets and H. De Meyer. The ceremony took place at the joint 16th World Congress of the International Fuzzy Systems Association (IFSA) and the 9th Conference of the European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology (EUSFLAT) in Gijón, Asturias (Spain).

EUSFLAT 2014 Award

 last updated Tue 8 Sep 2015 00:00:00  
Best Student Paper Award Nominations for Laura De Miguel and Raúl Pérez-Fernández
Two out three best student paper award nominations at the joint 16th World Congress of the International Fuzzy Systems Association (IFSA) and the 9th Conference of the European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology (EUSFLAT) in Gijón, Asturias (Spain) went to (affiliated) KERMIT PhD students:

• Laura De Miguel for her contribution "Construction of admissible linear orders for pairs of intervals" (L. de Miguel, H. Bustince, E. Induráin, A. Kolesárová, R. Mesiar and B. De Baets);

• Raúl Pérez-Fernández for his contribution "Adding a feasibility constraint to a ranking rule under monotonicity and completeness constraints" (R. Pérez-Fernández, P. Alonso, I. Díaz, M. Rademaker and B. De Baets).

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 last updated Tue 8 Sep 2015 00:00:00  
KERMIT in the Brazilian news
The paper

J. Machicao, J.M. Baetens, A.G. Marco, B. De Baets and O. Martinez Bruno, A dynamical systems approach to the discrimination of the modes of operation of cryptographic systems, Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation 29 (2015), 102-115.

resulting from our collaboration with the Scientific Computing Group of Prof. Odemir Martinez Bruno (São Carlos Institute of Physics, University of São Paulo, Brazil), has been picked up by various Brazilian new sites:

GameVicio

Inovação tecnológica

Agência USP de Notícias
 last updated Tue 8 Sep 2015 00:00:00  
2015 IEEE CIS Outstanding TFS Paper Award
The long-standing cooperation between members of KERMIT and members of the Department of Information Technology and the Turku Centre for Computer Science (University of Turku, Finland) has resulted in the 2015 IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Outstanding TFS Paper Award for their contribution "A kernel-based framework for learning graded relations from data" (W. Waegeman, T. Pahikkala, A. Airola, T. Salakoski, M. Stock and B. De Baets) which has appeared in the December 2012 issue of IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems.

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 last updated Mon 18 Aug 2014 00:00:00  
Five most recent KERMIT publications in Web of Science
(394) J.J. Arias Garcia, H. De Meyer and B. De Baets, Multivariate upper semi-linear copulas, Information Sciences 360 (2016), 289-300.

(393) A. De Coninck, B. De Baets, D. Kourounis, F. Verbosio, O. Schenk, S. Maenhout and J. Fostier, Needles: large-scale genomic prediction with marker-by-environment interaction, Genetics 203 (2016), 543-555.

(392) B. De Baets, L. Zedam and A. Kheniche, A clone-based representation of the fuzzy tolerance or equivalence relations a strict order relation is compatible with, Fuzzy Sets and Systems 296 (2016), 35-50.

(391) M. Claeys Boùùaert, B. De Baets, S. Vervust, T. Neutens, P. De Maeyer and N. Van de Weghe, Computation and visualisation of the accuracy of old maps using differential distortion analysis, Internat. J. of Geographical Information Science 30 (2016), 1255-1280.

(390) C. Lopez-Molina, H. Bustince and B. De Baets, Separability criteria for the evaluation of boundary detection benchmarks, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing 25 (2016), 1047-1055.
 last updated Fri 1 Jul 2016 00:00:00  
Doctoral Degree for Giulia Gonnelli
On September 4, 2015, Giulia Gonnelli successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis "On the assessment of the reliability of peptide-to-spectrum matches in Mass-Spectrometry-based proteomics" and was awarded the title of Doctor of Biomedical Sciences. The research was a result of the collaboration of the research units CompOmics (Prof. Lennart Martens) and KERMIT (Prof. Bernard De Baets), within the Nucleotides to Networks project.
 last updated Fri 4 Sep 2015 00:00:00  
Doctoral Degree for Damiano Oldoni
On January 12, 2015, Damiano Oldoni successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis "Computational modelling for soundscape analysis inspired by human auditory perception and its application in monitoring networks" and was awarded the title of Doctor of Engineering Physics.
 last updated Mon 12 Jan 2015 00:00:00  
Doctoral degree for Michaël Vyverman
On December 5, 2014, Michaël Vyverman successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis "ALFALFA: fast and accurate mapping of long next generation sequencing reads" and was awarded the title of Doctor of Computer Science.
 last updated Fri 5 Dec 2014 00:00:00  
Doctoral degree for Seyed Hossein Chavoshi
On December 1, 2014, Seyed Hossein Chavoshi successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis "New directions in the analysis of movement patterns in space and time" and was awarded the title of Doctor of Science: Geomatics and Surveying.
 last updated Mon 1 Dec 2014 00:00:00  
Doctoral degree for Pieter Van der Weeën
On September 10, 2014, Pieter Van der Weeën successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis "Meso-scale modelling of reaction-diffusion processes using cellular automata" and was awarded the title of Doctor of Applied Biological Sciences.
 last updated Wed 10 Sep 2014 00:00:00  
Doctoral degree for Tarad Jwaid
On September 8, 2014, Tarad Jwaid successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis "Semi-linear and semi-quadratic conjunctive aggregation functions" and was awarded the title of Doctor of Mathematics.
 last updated Mon 8 Sep 2014 00:00:00  
Doctoral degree for Davide Martinetti
On July 24, 2014, Davide Martinetti successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis "Fuzzy and probabilistic approaches to individual choice and preference: rationality conditions and their relationships" and was awarded the title of Doctor of Mathematics and Statistics of the University of Oviedo, Spain.
 last updated Thu 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00  
Nomination for Best Student Paper Award for Tarad Jwaid

Best Student Paper Award Tarad Jwaid was nominated for the Best Student Paper Award for his contribution "Biconic semi-copulas with a given section" (T. Jwaid, B. De Baets, H. De Meyer and R. Mesiar) at the Eighth Conference of the European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology (Milano, Italy, Sep 2013).

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 last updated Mon 16 Sep 2013 00:00:00  
Second Prize in Student Awards for Pieter Van der Weeën
The Second Prize in the Student Awards in the Contributed Session Category was awarded for the contribution "A discrete stochastic model for pitting corrosion" (P. Van der Weeëen, A.M. Zimer, E.C. Pereira, O.M. Bruno and B. De Baets) at the Internat. Conference on Applied Mathematics, Modeling and Computational Science (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Aug 2013).

http://www.ammcs2013.wlu.ca/ammcs2013-awards.html
 last updated Mon 16 Sep 2013 00:00:00  
Best Paper Award for Tarad Jwaid
The Best Paper Award was awarded for the contribution "On the construction of semiquadratic copulas" (T. Jwaid, B. De Baets and H. De Meyer) at the Seventh Internat. Summer School on Aggregation Operators (Pamplona, Spain, July 2013).

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 last updated Tue 30 Jul 2013 00:00:00  
Mission Statement
KERMIT (acronym for Knowledge Extraction, Representation and Management by means of Intelligent Techniques) is a young interdisciplinary team of mathematicians, engineers and computer scientists initiated by Bernard De Baets in 2000. KERMIT is a partner of the iKnow consortium.

KERMIT draws upon intelligent techniques resulting from the cross-fertilization between the fields of computational intelligence and operations research. The main focus is on mathematical and computational aspects of relational structures as knowledge instruments, with emphasis on the fields of fuzzy set theory and machine learning. Particular attention goes to the modelling of imprecision and uncertainty.

KERMIT serves as an attraction pole for applications in the applied biological sciences, and serves colleagues in hydrology, ecology, bacterial taxonomy, genome analysis, integrated water management, geographical information systems, forest management, metabolic engineering, soil science, bioinformatics, plant systems biology, etc.
 last updated Wed 14 Mar 2007 14:00:00