Ronald R. Yager

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Ronald R. Yager
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Born New York City, United States
Residence United States
Fields Computational Intelligence
Institutions Iona College (New York)
Alma mater City College of New York,
Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn
Known for Ordered weighted averaging aggregation operators, Fuzzy sets
Influences Lotfi A. Zadeh
Notable awards IEEE Pioneer Award in Fuzzy Systems

Ronald Robert Yager (born New York City) is an American researcher in computational intelligence, decision making under uncertainty and fuzzy logic. He is currently Director of the Machine Intelligence Institute and Professor of Information Systems at Iona College.[1]

Ronald Yager has been an active IEEE Fellow since 1997 for his contributions to the development of the theory of fuzzy logic.[2] He is the Editor and Chief of the International Journal of Intelligent Systems,[3] which serves as a forum for individuals interested in tapping into the vast theories based on intelligent systems construction. He has also been invited to serve on the Editorial Boards and Executive Advisory Boards in a number of International Journals, which include the following: IEEE Intelligent Systems,[4] IEEE Transaction on fuzzy Systems,[5] and the Fuzzy Sets and Systems Journal.[6]


Ronald R. Yager was born in New York City and attended elementary and high school in the New York City public school system. He got a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the City College of New York. He holds a Ph.D. in Systems Science, a degree that he got from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn (now known as the Polytechnic Institute of New York University). He is currently Director of the Machine Intelligence Institute and Professor of Information Systems at Iona College (New York). He previously taught at the Pennsylvania State University.

Honors and awards[edit]

  • Recipient of IEEE Frank Rosenblatt Award, 2016
  • Recipient of 2006 FLINS Gold Medal (Fuzzy Logic and Intelligent Technologies in Nuclear Science)[7]
  • Recipient of IEEE Outstanding Contributor Award Granular Computing, 2006
  • Recipient of Medal of the 50th Anniversary of the Polish Academy of Sciences, 2005
  • IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Fuzzy Systems Pioneer Award, 2004 [8]
  • Fellow of the IEEE for contributions to the development of the theory of fuzzy logic
  • Fellow New York of the Academy of Sciences
  • Fellow of the International Fuzzy Systems Association[9][10]
  • Honoris Causa, Rostov on the Don University, Russia
  • Three-year NASA Fellowship
  • Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, Sigma Xi, Cum Laud


  1. ^ Faculty of Iona College's Hagan School of Business:
  2. ^ List of active IEEE Fellows:
  3. ^ International Journal of Intelligent Systems (Publisher: Wiley Periodicals):
  4. ^ Editorial and Advisory Boards of IEEE Intelligent Systems:
  5. ^ Editorial and Advisory Boards of IEEE Transaction on fuzzy Systems:
  6. ^ Editorial and Advisory Boards of the Fuzzy Sets and Systems Journal:
  7. ^ Applied Artificial Intelligence: Proceedings of the 7th International Flins Conference, by Da Ruan, 2006, page vi:
  8. ^ IEEE Fuzzy Systems Pioneer Award Recipients:
  9. ^ International Fuzzy Systems Association (IFSA) Fellow Program:
  10. ^ International Fuzzy Systems Association (IFSA):
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