2009 Benjamin Franklin Medal Winner: Lotfi A. Zadeh

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The 2009 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Electrical Engineering is presented to Lotfi Zadeh for his invention and development of the field of fuzzy logic, a mathematical system that captures aspects of the ambiguity of human language and thought, which has solved problems in areas such as artificial intelligence and the automated control of machines.

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Director, Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing (BISC)
Professor Emeritus
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California

Subject: Electrical Engineering
Award: Benjamin Franklin Medal

To learn more about the Franklin Awards and the other 2009 medalists visit the Franklin Institute Awards home page.

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    June 27th, 2009 at 5:22 pm (#)

    I picked up his book at random in 1980, and immediately I saw that his new math concept was a winner. Fuzzy Logic allowed the development of Approximate Reasoning, and natural language calculations.

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