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Évelyne Andreewsky (1933-2007)
Article Type: Obituary From: Kybernetes, Volume 37, Issue 9/10
The diploma of Honorary Fellow of the World Organisation of Systems and Cybernetics (WOSC) was presented to Dr Évelyne Andreewsky (Kybernetes, Vol. 24, No. 3) at the occasion of the 11th Congress of Systems and Cybernetics of the WOSC, held in 1999, in Brunei University (Uxbridge, West London).
Born in 1933, she died on December 15, 2007, in Paris. She was Directeur de Recherche Honoraire at “Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale” (INSERM), Honorary President of “Union Européenne de Systémique” and Vice-President of AFSCET (French Society for Systems Sciences).
Engineer of “École Supérieure d’Électricité” and Dr ès Sciences (Computer science, University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris), she began her career at IBM-France, then worked at Université Paris-Sud (information processing), at “Institut Blaise Pascal” (programming). After a mission of UNESCO, as expert in computer science, in Romania and Venezuela, she entered INSERM. There, she started as a researcher at Hôpital de la Salpétriere (Professeur Francois Lhermitte). She worked on cognitive neurolingustics, normal and pathological language processing, artificial intelligence and understanding of language, fields which led her to global and systemic considerations, an active interest in complexity and more generally in new ideas.
She was Editor-in-Chief of “RES systemica”, the electronic journal of AFSCET. Author of numerous papers, she also edited Systémique et Cognition (Dunod, Paris 1991) and, with R. Delorme, Seconde Cybernétique et Complexité: Rencontres avec Heinz von Foerster (L’Harmattan, Paris 2006).
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