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Mencar, Corrado
University of Bari
Bari, Italy
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Corrado Mencar is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Informatics at the University of Bari (Italy). He received his MS degree in Informatics in 2000 and a PhD in Informatics in 2005, both at the University of Bari. After receiving his master’s degree, he worked as a software analyst and designer for some Italian software firms. In 2005, he joined the University of Bari as an assistant professor, researching computational intelligence and related fields. His current research interests include fuzzy logic and fuzzy systems, granular computing, computational web intelligence, intelligent data analysis and genetic algorithms. The most important achievements in his research are related to the interpretability of fuzzy systems, that is, techniques for endowing fuzzy systems with empirically acquired knowledge that can be communicated to users in a way that is easy to read and understand.

He has been involved with several research projects and has written more than 60 peer-reviewed international papers. He also acts as a reviewer for several international journals, is member of the program committees of several conferences, and is an associate editor for the International Journal on Artificial Intelligence. Mencar has taught several undergraduate and graduate courses on topics related to his research, as well as courses on programming fundamentals, computer architectures and operating systems. He supervises of a number of PhD students and is the scientific supervisor of the department library.

In addition to his research interests, he is passionate about complex dynamical systems, including biological, social and natural systems. He is an avid reader of books in the field, and is a fan of Richard Dawkins, Douglas Hofstadter and Fritjof Capra.

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- 10 of 24 reviews

   Design of interpretable fuzzy systems
Cpałka K.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 196 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319528-80-9)

Data scientists are mainly required to extract valuable knowledge from data. To this end, intelligent systems are often designed for knowledge extraction and representation. This poses a number of challenges, including the ability of end users to ...

Dec 20 2017  
   Guide to discrete mathematics: an accessible introduction to the history, theory, logic and applications
O’Regan G.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 368 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319445-60-1)

A book on discrete mathematics written by a software engineer certainly raises curiosity and interest because looking at math with the eye of a computer specialist allows the reader to see many of the infinite bridges connecting computer science t...

Jul 13 2017  
   Deep learning neural networks: design and case studies
Graupe D.,  World Scientific Publishing Co, Inc., River Edge, NJ, 2016. 200 pp. Type: Book

Deep learning is a field of study that is gaining much attention both in academia and industry; hence, textbooks and monographs on this subject are increasingly in demand. At first glance, this book by D. Graupe seems well suited for the reader se...

Apr 26 2017  
  We, robots: staying human in the age of big data
White C.,  Melville House, Brooklyn, NY, 2015. 304 pp. Type: Book (978-1-612194-55-4)

Artificial intelligence (AI) is at a turning point: it has gone from niche applications to spreading all around us in extremely varied forms that are progressively changing our perspective and our relationship with technology. This poses new chall...

Feb 3 2017  
   Sublinear algorithms for big data applications
Wang D., Han Z.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2015. 85 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319204-47-5)

“Big data” is the current buzzword pervading both the worlds of academia and industry. Between hype and distractions, research and innovation on big data proceeds at a very quick pace; in particular, the main subject of this book, the ...

Aug 24 2016  
   Cybernetics: from past to future
Novikov D.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2015. 107 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319273-96-9)

Cybernetics is a word that immediately recalls those glorious years--about the middle of the last century--when the foundations of modern computer science (CS) were first laid. But more than 50 years later, is cybernetics still topical? ...

Aug 4 2016  
   Intermediate C programming
Lu Y.,  CRC Press, Inc., Boca Raton, FL, 2015. 498 pp. Type: Book (978-1-498711-63-0), Reviews: (3 of 3)

When looking at a textbook on introductory programming in the C language, it is not so difficult to imagine what contents will be found within. Also, for more advanced topics, it is quite likely that a number of books are available to describe any...

Apr 21 2016  
   Fuzzy logic: an introductory course for engineering students
Trillas E., Eciolaza L.,  Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated, New York, NY, 2015. 204 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319142-02-9)

Teaching fuzzy logic in undergraduate courses has become quite popular due to the increasing number of successful applications in many areas, including control, system identification, decision making, knowledge discovery, and so on. As a result, t...

Nov 10 2015  
   Information granularity, big data, and computational intelligence
Pedrycz W., Chen S.,  Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated, New York, NY, 2014. 444 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319082-53-0)

Big data (BD) is the hottest topic in current research on data science and engineering. In a nutshell, BD refers to data collections that challenge present technologies and methodologies in terms of the four Vs: volume of data, velocity of data pr...

Aug 12 2015  
   The art of insight in science and engineering: mastering complexity
Mahajan S.,  The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2014. 408 pp. Type: Book (978-0-262526-54-8), Reviews: (1 of 2)

How many needles does a pine tree have? This and hundreds of similar questions are spread throughout this unconventional book by S. Mahajan, a professor of applied sciences working at Olin and MIT. Why should anyone bother about the number of need...

May 6 2015  
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