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Computer Information Systems Lecturer Wins National Award of the Cuban Academy of Sciences

April 29, 2015
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Maikel Leon Espinosa, a computer information systems lecturer, has won the National Award by the Cuban Academy of Sciences for his study of “Methods for the Construction of Fuzzy Cognitive Maps and its Applications.”  The annual award is granted to the best results of scientific and technological research. With these prizes, the Academy recognizes the results of research which stand out in the country, stimulating scientific creativity, the visibility of Cuban science as part of the national and universal heritage, as well as contributions to the domestic socioeconomic development.

In Espinosa’s research, he explores Fuzzy Cognitive Maps (FCMs] using artificial intelligence to represent the behavior and operation of complex computational data structures. The research was conducted for Espinosa’s PhD thesis in collaboration with research teams at Central University of Las Villas in Cuba and Hasselt University in Belgium, teams also named in the award.


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