Pr. Valentina E. Balas
Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad, Arad, Romania
Valentina E. Balas is currently Full Professor in the Department of Automatics and Applied Software at the Faculty of Engineering, “Aurel Vlaicu” University of Arad, Romania. She holds a Ph.D. in Applied Electronics and Telecommunications from Polytechnic University of Timisoara. Dr. Balas is author of more than 330 research papers in refereed journals and International Conferences. Her research interests are in Intelligent Systems, Fuzzy Control, Soft Computing, Smart Sensors, Information Fusion, Modeling and Simulation. She is the Editor-in Chief to International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms (IJAIP) and to International Journal of Computational Systems Engineering (IJCSysE), member in Editorial Board member of several national and international journals and is evaluator expert for national, international projects and PhD Thesis. Dr. Balas is the director of Intelligent Systems Research Centre in Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad and Director of the Department of International Relations, Programs and Projects in the same university. She served as General Chair of the International Workshop Soft Computing and Applications (SOFA) in eight editions 2005-2018 held in Romania and Hungary. Dr. Balas participated in many international conferences as Organizer, Honorary Chair, Session Chair and member in Steering, Advisory or International Program Committees. She is a member of EUSFLAT, SIAM and a Senior Member IEEE, member in TC – Fuzzy Systems (IEEE CIS), member in TC - Emergent Technologies (IEEE CIS), member in TC – Soft Computing (IEEE SMCS). Dr. Balas was past Vice-president (Awards) of IFSA International Fuzzy Systems Association Council (2013-2015) and is a Joint Secretary of the Governing Council of Forum for Interdisciplinary Mathematics (FIM), - A Multidisciplinary Academic Body, India. She is also director of the Department of International Relations, Programs and Projects and head of the Intelligent Systems Research Centre in Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad, Romania.
Talk 2: New Computational Intelligence Methods and Practical Applications
The presentation is focusing on some computational intelligence methods in designing of complex systems. Computational Intelligence is an emerging area which provides tools for modeling and analyzing of complex systems. It uses techniques like fuzzy logic, neural networks, genetic algorithms, etc. Nowadays fuzzy logic and expert systems are considered good approaches to solve control problems in a wide range of applications. We will highlight these issues though practical applications of some intelligent complex systems in different fields by providing them with elements of deterministic knowledge about the processes and by assisting the design with simulations