V World Conference on Soft Computing

On August 17–19 this year, Dan Tavrov, Assistant Lecturer at the Applied Mathematics Department, visited Redmond (WA, the U. S.) for the Annual Conference of the North American Fuzzy Information processing Society NAFIPS’2015 and 5th World Conference on Soft Computing.

Dan presented his work “Memetic Approach to Anonymizing Groups That Can Be Approximated By a Fuzzy Inference System.” In the work, he proposed a memetic algorithm for providing data group anonymity in cases when there is a threat of its violation using appropriately tailored fuzzy model of a group in the form of a fuzzy inference system.

For his work, Dan Tavrov was awarded an “Outstanding Student Paper Award,” since he is currently also a PhD student of NTUU “KPI.”

The paper was presented at the “Biomedical Applications of Fuzzy Techniques” session, which was also chaired by Dan.

During the conference, Dan Tavrov managed to have several conversations with world renowned scientists Ronald Yeager (the U. S.), Jerry Mendel (the U. S.), Shahnaz Shahbazova (Azerbaijan), Marek Reformat (Canada), Ildar Batyrshin (Mexico), and others.



Moreover, Dan was honored to talk to members of the Program Committee of the T. A. Taran International Scientific Conference “Intelligent Analysis of Information,” which has been being held at the Applied Mathematics Department for more than 10 years now:



Vladik Kreinovich (the U. S.), professor of the University of Texas at El Paso,






Vadim Stefanuk (Russia), Vice President of Russian Association for Artificial Intelligence.





Aside from participating in the conference, Dan Tavrov also took a closer look at beautiful cities of Seattle and Redmond, which stand out by their remarkable architecture and abundant greenery.