During my undergraduate years I had the opportunity to participate in a few interesting research programs in math, logic and computer science. I spent two summers in Northern Michigan University in Marquette, under a National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored research program, and an academic year at the Argonne National Labs near Chicago, one of the handful of multi-disciplinary national labs funded by the Department of Energy (DOE).

It was during that period when I had my first exposure to fuzzy sets and fuzzy logic, which Dr. Lotfi Asker Zadeh introduced back in 1965.

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