Christer Carlsson

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Carl Christer Carlsson, Professor, DSc (BA)

Positions (selection):

Professor of Management Science at Åbo Akademi University; tenured since 1985; active 1985-2014. Professor emeritus 2015-

Institute for Advanced Management Systems Research Inc., CEO, 2017-

Director, Institute for Advanced Management Systems Research, 1992-2014; Research Director, Institute for Advanced Management Systems Research, 2015-2017, Åbo Akademi University

President, International Fuzzy Systems Association, 2013-2015; Past President 2015-2017; President-Elect 2011-2013

 Dean, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Åbo Akademi University, 1994-95; chairman, Department of Information Systems, 1998-2005; chairman, Department of Business Administration, 1984-88

Doctor of Science (Business Administration), Management Science, Abo Akademi University 1977; Applied Mathematics (laudatur), Åbo Akademi University, 1973-74; Information Systems, 1995-; extensive experience with mathematical  modelling, multi-criteria systems, soft computing and fuzzy optimisation, fuzzy ontology, computational intelligence, decision support systems, knowledge based systems, knowledge mobilisation; research methods for analytics, design science, action design research, statistical packages, etc.

Research areas (selection): mobile value services, digital services, digital coaching, computational intelligence

International Groups and Task Forces (selection)

ESC – The European Centre for Soft Computing, Member of the Scientific Committee 2005-2011; 

EUNITE – An IST Network of Excellence, Member of the Steering Committee 2001-2004; ERUDIT - An ESPRIT III Network of Excellence, Member of the Steering Committee, 1995-97; 1998-2000; BISC (UC Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing) Special Interest Group on Decision Analysis; The EU IST Prize, Member of the Executive Jury 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 as a representative of the Finnish Academies of Technology Sciences

Editorial Boards (selection)

Fuzzy Sets and Systems, Fuzzy Information and Engineering, Cybernetics and Systems, Scandinavian Journal of Management Studies, International Journal of Systems and Service-Oriented Engineering; I have been on the editorial boards of(e.g.) European Journal of Operational Research, Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, Group Decision and Negotiation, International Transactions in Operational Research (etc.) 

Honorary appointments

Honorary chairman, The Finnish OR Society, Helsinki 1989

Honorary Member of the Austrian Society for Cybernetics, Vienna 1992

Diploma for TIMS Council Member 1991-93

Brahe Prize for scientific achievements 1994

E J Nyström Prize for scientific excellence, Societas Scientarium Fennia 1997

IFSA Fellow, International Fuzzy Systems Association 2004

IEEE Senior Member 2010

VII Kaufmann Prize and Gold Medal 2012

Publications[Total number November 2020: 337], h-index 41, number of citations ~11 300

My research started with mathematical systems theory and operational research in my doctoral thesis and then moved on to multi-criteria optimization, decision support systems, fuzzy optimization, foresight, soft computing, mobile value services, knowledge mobilization, fuzzy real options valuation, digital coaching, digital services etc. – my main monographs are Fuzzy Reasoning in Decision Making and Optimization (with Robert Fullér), Springer-Verlag; Fuzzy Logic in Management (with Mario Fedrizzi, Robert Fullér), Kluwer, and Possibility for Decision. A Possibilistic Approach to Real Life Decision (with Robert Fullér), Springer-Verlag.

Supervisor of 37 doctoral students (at several universities) that graduated (May 2018)

Graduation Committee, Faculty Opponent, Pre-evaluator (selection): Delft University of Technology, Lappeenranta University of Technology, City University of Hong Kong, Aalto University, Norwegian School of Economics, University of Oulu, University of Tampere, University of Granada, University of Turku, Tampere University of Technology, Hanken School of Economics,

Grant reviews (selection): Belgium Government, IBBT/iMinds, Ghent, Danish Government, FONDECYT Program, Chili, Luxembourg Science Foundation, Norwegian National Science Foundation, Slovenian Research Council, Estonia National Science Foundation, National Natural Science Foundation of China and National Science Foundation (USA)

Industrial research programs within IAMSR (selection)

FiDiPro [Tekes]: Prof Robert Fullér (2008-11); Prof Harry Bouwman (2011-15)

Knowledge Mobilisation [Kemira, Metso Automation, Rautauukki, UPM, VTT; Tekes] (2010-12; strategic research program)

Data to Intelligence [D2I, Tekes], Metso Automation and 8 other companies; SHOK program with Tivit Oy (2012-15); research coordinator of Bewell, the first research program on digital wellness services for young elderly; DigitalWells [Kela, Sitra, Peurunka, UKK-instituutti] (2019-2020) research and development program on digital wellness services for young elderly

eBerea, EU Marie Curie Program (2011-14), networking with 8 Chinese universities

Digital Services [Ålandsbanken, Crosskey Banking Solutions and 38 other companies; Tekes; SHOK program with Tivit Oy (2013-15)

DYSCOTEC [Kemira, Metso Automation, Rautauukki, UPM, VTT; Tekes] (2011-13)

ICT CompEdge; ICT competence for 40 archipelago SMEs; EU regional program (2009-11)

Redevelop [Berggren, Kemira, StoraEnso, Kondis; Tekes] (2009-11; real options for patent portfolios)

Quadruple [Finland, Estonia, Sweden]; EU regional program (2010-11)

OptionsStrat, Real Option Valuation and Strategic Solutions [Cargotec, Kuntarahoitus, Metsä-Tissue, Ruukki, Kemira, UPM; Tekes] (2007-8)

SmartOpt, Smart Optimization of Production-Distribution Networks [Danisco, Ramiplast, Metsä-Botnia, UPM; Tekes] (2007-8)

AssessGrid, Advanced Risk Assessment and Management for Trustable Grids [Berlin University of Technology, University of Leeds, AtosOrigin, Logica, Cetic, TÜV Rheinland, Wincor/Nixdorf;  EU-IST, FP6] (2007-9)

External positions

Institute for Advanced Management Systems Research, Inc

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