Fuzzy Sets and Fuzzy Numbers Seminar Posted on April 3rd, 2008 by

Prof. Stephen Samuel
11:30-12:20 on Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Olin Hall, Room 321
Lunch will be served

The concept of fuzzy sets is an attempt to capture the inherently imprecise linguistic concepts in terms of mathematical expressions. This became absolutely necessary in late sixties as the irresistible quest for imitating the human brain became a predominant issue in the scientific world. In essence, a thinking machine is not possible unless it comprehends the imprecise linguistic concepts.

Fuzzy sets were first conceptualized by Lotfi Askar Zadeh in 1965. Questioning the Aristotelian two valued logic, he proposed that the truth is not a matter of affirmation or denial but rather a matter of degree.

The talk will focus on the construction of the concepts from the basics and their mathematical ramifications.

Prof. Stephen Samuel is a UBCHEA scholar from India placed at the MCS Department of Gustavus Adolphus College.


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