A Special Interview with Editorial Board Member - Prof. Vladik Kreinovich
The Editorial Office of Journal of Smart Environments and Green Computing (JSEGC) was glad to have a special interview with Prof. Vladik Kreinovich, an Editorial Board Member of the journal, on December 16, 2022, regarding his original article "Green computing: three examples of how non-trivial mathematical analysis can help", which was published in JSEGC on September 28, 2021.
In this paper, they provide three examples that show how non-trivial mathematical analysis can help in all three of these directions: environment-related computing, environment-friendly computing, and environment as computing. This work was supported in part by the National Science Foundation grants 1623190 (A Model of Change for Preparing a New Generation for Professional Practice in Computer Science), and HRD-1834620 and HRD-2034030 (CAHSI Includes), and by the AT&T Fellowship in Information Technology, as well as the program of the development of the Scientific-Educational Mathematical Center of Volga Federal District No. 075-02-2020-1478.
Based on this paper and Prof. Kreinovich's profound research career, here are the details of the interview:
1. What are your current specific research interests?
2. What are the future research trends and challenges in the area?
3. What was the defining moment that led you to your field?
4. The article you published in 2021, "Green computing: three examples of how non-trivial mathematical analysis can help" mentioned that non-trivial mathematics can be helpful in all three research directions that relate to computing and environment. One year on, can you share any new research progress on this?
5. We noticed that many of your students had won outstanding awards, and we wanted to know how you strike a balance between research and teaching.
6. If you could give one piece of advice to a young scholar, what would it be?
About Prof. Vladik Kreinovich
Prof. Vladik Kreinovich is from the Computer Science Department, University of Texas at El Paso, Texas, USA. His research interests are interval computations and intelligent control. In interval computations, he is looking for general (feasible) methods to estimate the accuracy of the results of data processing algorithms. He is also interested in the mathematical foundations of intelligent control to find the optimal way to transform an expert operator's knowledge into the actual control strategy.
He has not only made outstanding achievements in academic research but also in teaching students. He and his students have won many awards at international conferences. For example, in 2022, they won the Best Paper Award, Outstanding Paper Award and Best Paper Award at the Annual Conference of the North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society; in 2021, they won the Outstanding Paper Award and Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems.
The website of Prof. Vladik Kreinovich
IEEE Xplore bio and publication listing
Google Scholar index of Prof. Vladik Kreinovich's articles
Respectfully Submitted by the Editorial Office
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