Scholarship to create enduring legacy for retired faculty member
An anonymous donor made a seven-figure commitment to create the George Klir Professor in Systems Science in memory of George J. Klir, a SUNY distinguished professor and systems science scholar. The endowed professorship in the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science will recognize a faculty member’s leading academic fortitude in the fields inspired by Klir’s work. During the earlier stages of his career, Klir conducted research in the areas of systems modeling and simulation, logic design and computer architecture. Later, his research included generalized information theory, fuzzy logic and fuzzy sets, and generalized measures, among other topics. Klir retired in 2007, after 38 years on the Binghamton faculty. He died in May 2016, at the age of 84.