Title: The Evolution of Rough Sets
The concept of rough set evolved from ideas formed in computer science, linguistics and philosophy. Inspirations drawn from these fields in the sixties and the seventies of the 20th century will be presented.
Ewa Orłowska received her MSc (1957), PhD with honors (1971), the Ministry of Science and Education award for the dissertation in 1972 and DSc (1978) degrees in mathematics from University of Warsaw, Department of Mathematics, Mechanics and Computer Science, and the scientific title of professor in 1993. She was employed at Warsaw University, Polish Academy of Sciences, and since 1996 she has been professor at the National Institute of Telecommunications. She authored or co-authored over 100 publications in international journals, 3 monographs, and edited several special issues of journals, conference proceedings and books. She participated in international projects from the Esprit series (as a member of a French group), Tempus, COST (a member of the management committees and in the COST Action 274 she was a working group coordinator), a NATO project, an INTAS project, bilateral collaboration projects with France, the UK and South Africa. She was an invited speaker or a member of the program committees at many international conferences. She was a visiting professor at universities in Europe, Canada, Japan, and South Africa. She served as an assessor for the Council of the Division of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science of the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science (1999-2003) and a member of the international committee of the E. V. Beth PhD dissertation prize (2005-2007), and an Expert for the Research Executive Agency of the European Commission (2008-2011). She is a member of the editorial boards of 5 international journals. Her current research interests include reasoning with incomplete or uncertain information and duality theory.