Lotfi A. Zadeh

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Zadeh in 2005

Lotfi Aliasker Zadeh (/ˈzɑːd/; Azerbaijani: Lütfəli Rəhim oğlu Əsgərzadə;[1] Persian: لطفی علی‌عسگرزاده;[2] February 4, 1921 – September 6, 2017) was an Azerbaijani-born American mathematician, computer scientist, electrical engineer, artificial intelligence researcher and professor emeritus of computer science at the University of California, Berkeley.[3][4]

Zadeh was born in Baku, Azerbaijan. He studied at the University of Tehran and Columbia University. He is married to Fay Zadeh and they had two children.

He was best known for proposing the fuzzy mathematics relating of those fuzzy related concepts such as fuzzy logic.[5] He was a founding member of Eurasian Academy.[6]

Zadeh died on September 6, 2017 in Berkeley, California at the age of 96.[7]

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