Ronald R. Yager

Ronald R. Yager
Ronald R. Yager

Biography

With almost 40 years of groundbreaking contributions, Ronald R. Yager is one of the most highly cited researchers in the field of computational intelligence. Of major impact has been Yager’s introduction of the Ordered Weighted Averaging operator that has been applied to multicriteria decision making, information fusion, database retrieval, and pattern recognition. His methodology for finding linguistic summaries of large data collections makes data easier to understand and has been integral to data mining applications. He also developed a generalized class of logical “and” operators, known as the Yager family of t-norms, that have been widely used to model the intersection of fuzzy sets. Yager’s pioneering work on fuzzy-set-based approaches for social network and recommender systems have been important to web applications.

An IEEE Life Fellow, Yager is a professor with the Machine Intelligence Institute at Iona College, New York, NY, USA.