Vladik Kreinovich received his MS in Mathematics and Computer Science from St. Petersburg University, Russia, in 1974, and PhD from the Institute of Mathematics, Soviet Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, in 1979. From 1975 to 1980, he worked with the Soviet Academy of Sciences; during this time, he worked with the Special Astrophysical Observatory (focusing on the representation and processing of uncertainty in radioastronomy). For most of the 1980s, he worked on error estimation and intelligent information processing for the National Institute for Electrical Measuring Instruments, Russia. In 1989, he was a visiting scholar at Stanford University. Since 1990, he has worked in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Texas at El Paso. In addition, he has served as an invited professor in Paris (University of Paris VI), France; Hong Kong; St. Petersburg, Russia; and Brazil.

His main research interests are the representation and processing of uncertainty, especially interval computations and intelligent control. He has written three books, edited six books, and written more than 800 papers. Vladik is a member of the editorial board of the international journal Reliable Computing (formerly Interval Computations) and several other journals. In addition, he is the co-maintainer of the international Web site on interval computations (http://www.cs.utep.edu/interval-comp).

Vladik serves as president of the North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society; is a foreign member of the Russian Academy of Metrological Sciences; was the recipient of the 2003 El Paso Energy Foundation Faculty Achievement Award for Research awarded by the University of Texas at El Paso; and was a co-recipient of the 2005 Star Award from the University of Texas System.

A brief history of computing, third edition O¿Regan G., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2021. 384 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030665-98-2) The first four chapters of A brief history of computing are similar to what is usually described in the
history section of an introductory computer science (CS) textbook: everything from ancient civilizations like Egypt
to Turing and the ...

Dec 28 2021

Mechanistic explanations in physics and beyond Falkenburg B., Schiemann G., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2019. 220 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030107-06-2) This book provides an overview of the mechanistic approach to science from historical, philosophical, computational, and other viewpoints. This approach arises from the fact that, in real life, most objects remain the same (at least lo...

Oct 1 2021

Exact algorithms via monotone local search Fomin F., Gaspers S., Lokshtanov D., Saurabh S. Journal of the ACM 66(2): 1-23, 2019. Type: Article Many important problems are NP-complete; this means that, unless P = NP, we cannot have a polynomial-time (feasible) algorithm for solving all instances of this problem. For each such problem, there is an exhaustive search algorithm th...

Apr 26 2021

Is the stack distance between test case and method correlated with test effectiveness? Niedermayr R., Wagner S. EASE 2019 (Proceedings of the Evaluation and Assessment on Software Engineering, Copenhagen, Denmark, Apr 15-17, 2019) 189-198, 2019. Type: Proceedings In general, it is not algorithmically possible to always prove a program’s correctness or incorrectness. So, in practice, a program’s correctness is usually judged by testing the program on test cases from some test...

Mar 15 2021

Credulous acceptability, poison games and modal logic Grossi D., Rey S. AAMAS 2019 (Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent Systems, Montreal, QC, Canada, May 13-17, 2019) 1994-1996, 2019. Type: Proceedings Abstract argumentation theory is based on the notion that argument x attacks argument y. A set of arguments S is “admissible” if no arguments within the set a...

Sep 30 2020

Explaining explanations in AI Mittelstadt B., Russell C., Wachter S. FAT* 2019 (Proceedings of the Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency, Atlanta, GA, Jan 29-31, 2019) 279-288, 2019. Type: Proceedings Everyone agrees that artificial intelligence (AI) should be explainable; there is even an abbreviation for this: xAI. But opinions differ on what it means. This paper is a survey of different approaches to xAI....

Feb 21 2020

Frequency domain techniques for H_{∞} control of distributed parameter systems Özbay H., Gümüssoy S., Kashima K., Yamamoto Y., SIAM-Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Philadelphia, PA, 2018. 192 pp. Type: Book (978-1-611975-39-0) In traditional control theory, the object to be controlled (called a plant) is described by a differential equation (or by a system of such equations) in which the rate of change of the plant’s state depends on the current co...

Aug 23 2019

Computing the homology of basic semialgebraic sets in weak exponential time Bürgisser P., Cucker F., Lairez P. Journal of the ACM 66(1): 1-30, 2019. Type: Article A semialgebraic set is a subset of a finite-dimensional Euclidean space defined by a finite list of polynomial equalities and inequalities. These sets can be weird, so it desirable to be able to describe their topological shape, in par...

Mar 26 2019

Computing the expected value and variance of geometric measures Tsirogiannis C., Staals F., Pellissier V. Journal of Experimental Algorithmics 23(2): 1-32, 2018. Type: Article Do species that inhabit a certain area form an ecosystem or are they a random collection? To answer this question, ecologists select appropriate numerical characteristics: average body mass, body length, and so on. Each species is desc...

Nov 9 2018

An effective characterization of the alternation hierarchy in two-variable logic Krebs A., Straubing H. ACM Transactions on Computational Logic 18(4): 1-22, 2017. Type: Article Many interesting properties of words can be described in a first-order language with variables (x, y, ...) for positions and two basic properties: x < y