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. His parents had the Iranian nationality, and his mother was of Russian-Jewish descent.[5]

The family moved to Iran when he was ten years old. He moved to the United States in 1943-1944.

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.[6] He was a founding member of Eurasian Academy.[7]

Zadeh died on September 6, 2017 in Berkeley, California at the age of 96.[8]

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  1. Diasporla İş üzrə Dövlət Komitəsi
  2. "Granting honorary doctorate from Tehran University to professor Lotfizadeh". Official website of University of Tehran (UT) (in Persian). Tehran, Iran. March 9, 2016. Retrieved 1 July 2017. 
  3. Zadeh, L. A. (1996). "Fuzzy logic = computing with words". IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems 4 (2): 103–111. doi:10.1109/91.493904. 
  4. Zadeh, L. A. (1968). "Fuzzy algorithms". Information and Control 12 (2): 94–102. doi:10.1016/S0019-9958(68)90211-8. 
  5. "Jews in Computer & Information Science". JINFO.org
  6. Eurasian Academy Official Site
  7. "Lotfi Zadeh". Azer. Retrieved August 12, 2017. 
  8. "Famous Azerbaijani scientist Lotfi Zadeh dies". azernews.az. 7 September 2017 11:03 (UTC+04:00). Retrieved 7 September 2017 11:03 (UTC+04:00).  Check date values in: |access-date=, |date= (help)

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