SMIA Fellowships and Distinguished Memberships

Being a part of the world-wide Artificial Intelligence (AI) community, Mexican Society for Artificial Intelligence (SMIA) seeks the integrity and advances of the AI community by recognizing achievements not only of outstanding Mexican AI researchers but also international AI researchers who significantly contributed to the world-wide AI community. To recognize the extraordinary merits of the deserving colleagues, SMIA has two grades of the elevated membership: Fellowship and Distinguished Membership.

SMIA Fellowship

SMIA Fellowship, established in 2015 by the decision of the Board of Directors, is a distinction of reserved Mexican researchers who have made important contribution to the progress of IA in Mexico and in the development of this Society, or reserved international researchers who have made important contributions to Artificial Intelligence in general and have made contribution to its advancement in Mexico via participation in activities of this Society. To select an AI researcher for this prestigious grade elevation, the following criteria are evaluated:

See the list of SMIA Fellows

SMIA Distinguished Membership

Since 2014, SMIA issues a distinction grade to reserved SMIA members who have significantly contributed to, or who have significantly impacted, the AI community at the national or international level in recent years. An AI researcher is selected for the Distinguished Membership as a result of evaluation of the following criteria:

See the list of SMIA Distinguished Members

SMIA Fellows


Ildar Batyrshin
Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico

Erik Cambria,
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Oscar Castillo,
Instituto Tecnológico de Tijuana, Mexico

Alexander Gelbukh,
Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico

Janusz Kacprzyk,
Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Vladik Kreinovich,
University of Texas
at El Paso, USA

Patricia Melin,
Instituto Tecnológico de Tijuana, Mexico

Imre J. Rudas,
Óbuda University,
Hungary

Grigori Sidorov,
Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico

Ronald Yager,
Iona College,
USA

Lotfi A. Zadeh,
University of California,
Berkeley, USA

SMIA Distinguished Members


Alisa Zhila,
Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico