Professor Irina Perfilieva, Ph.D., received the degrees of M.S. (1975) and Ph.D (1980) in Applied Mathematics from the Lomonosov State University in Moscow, Russia. At present, she is full professor in the University of Ostrava (CZ) and a Head of Theoretical Research Department in the Institute for Research and Applications of Fuzzy Modeling. She is: the author and co-author of six books on mathematical principles of fuzzy sets, fuzzy logic and their applications; an editor of many special issues of scientific journals. She has published over 270 papers in the area of MV logic, fuzzy logic, fuzzy approximation, topology, image processing.
She is: area editor of IEEE TFS and International Journal of CIS, editorial board member of the journals: Fuzzy Sets and Systems, Journal of Uncertain Systems, Journal of Intelligent Technologies and Applied Statistics, Fuzzy Information and Engineering. She works as a member of Program Committees of the most prestigious International Conferences and Congresses in the area of fuzzy and knowledge-based systems. She received the memorial Da Ruan award at FLINS 2012 and the best paper award at IFSA 2019. She is an EUSFLAT Honorary Member, and the IFSA Fellow. She got a special price of the Seoul International Inventions Fair 2010. She has two patents.
Her scientific interests lie in the area of applied mathematics and mathematical modeling where she successfully uses modern as well as classical approaches. During last five years she is working in the area of image processing and pattern recognition.