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Prof. Patricia Melin holds the Doctor in Science degree (Doctor Habilitatus D.Sc.) in Computer Science from the Polish Academy of Sciences. She is a Professor of Computer Science in the Graduate Division, Tijuana Institute of Technology, Tijuana, Mexico, since 1998. In addition, she is serving as Director of Graduate Studies in Computer Science and is head of the research group on Hybrid Neural Intelligent Systems (2000-present). Prof. Melin has published nearly 700 publications in indexed journals, book chapters, and conference proceedings, as well as nearly 50 books, and as consequence of this she has achieved more than 14000 citations with an H index of 64 in Google Scholar. In addition, she has been awarded the Highly Cited Researcher recognition in the area of Computer Science in 2017 and 2018 by Clarivate Analytics because she is in the top 1% cited author in this area. She has also been advisor of more than 80 graduate students in computer science at the Ph.D. and masters levels.
She is past President of NAFIPS (North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society) 2019-2020. Prof. Melin is the founding Chair of the Mexican Chapter of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. She is member of the IEEE Neural Network Technical Committee (2007 to present), the IEEE Fuzzy System Technical Committee (2014 to present) and is Chair of the Task Force on Hybrid Intelligent Systems (2007 to present) and she is currently Associate Editor of the Information Sciences Journal, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems and Journal of Complex and Intelligent Systems. She is member of NAFIPS, IFSA, and IEEE. She belongs to the Mexican Research System with level III (highest level). Her research interests are in Modular Neural Networks, Type-2 Fuzzy Logic, Pattern Recognition, Fuzzy Control, Neuro-Fuzzy and Genetic-Fuzzy hybrid approaches. She has served as Guest Editor of several Special Issues in the past, in journals like: Applied Soft Computing, Intelligent Systems, Information Sciences, Non-Linear Studies, Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Fuzzy Sets and Systems.