Fuzzy Stochastic Optimization: Theory, Models and Applications

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Springer Science & Business Media, Mar 20, 2012 - Computers - 248 pages
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In 2014, winner of "Outstanding Book Award" by The Japan Society for Fuzzy Theory and Intelligent Informatics.

Covering in detail both theoretical and practical perspectives, this book is a self-contained and systematic depiction of current fuzzy stochastic optimization that deploys the fuzzy random variable as a core mathematical tool to model the integrated fuzzy random uncertainty. It proceeds in an orderly fashion from the requisite theoretical aspects of the fuzzy random variable to fuzzy stochastic optimization models and their real-life case studies.

The volume reflects the fact that randomness and fuzziness (or vagueness) are two major sources of uncertainty in the real world, with significant implications in a number of settings. In industrial engineering, management and economics, the chances are high that decision makers will be confronted with information that is simultaneously probabilistically uncertain and fuzzily imprecise, and optimization in the form of a decision must be made in an environment that is doubly uncertain, characterized by a co-occurrence of randomness and fuzziness. This book begins by outlining the history and development of the fuzzy random variable before detailing numerous optimization models and applications that include the design of system controls for a dam.


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Chapter 1 Introduction
Part I Theory
Part II Models
Part III RealLife Applications
Appendix A Semicontinuity of a Real Function
Appendix B Some Necessary Results on Fuzzy Variables
Appendix C Binary Particle Swarm Optimization
Appendix D Tabu Search
Appendix E Questionnaire Sheet and Some Answer Samples in Case Study II

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Dr. Shuming Wang received his Ph.D in Engineering at WASEDA University, Japan, 2011. He was a Special Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Japan, and worked as a Researcher in Research Institute and Risk Management Division of China Galaxy Securities Co. LTD (HQ), Beijing, China. Currently, Dr. Wang is being with National University of Singapore (NUS) as a Research Fellow, he is also an Adjunct Researcher of WASEDA University, Japan.

Dr. Wang has published more than 20 international journal and conference papers in the fields of optimization under uncertainty, soft computing, and industrial engineering. He has also served as a referee for several international journals, including, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man & Cybernetics: Systems, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man & Cybernetics: Cybernetics, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Annals of Operations Research, International Journal of Production Research, and Journal of Global Optimization.

Dr. Junzo Watada is currently a full professor of Management Engineering, Knowledge Engineering and Soft Computing at Graduate School of Information, Production & Systems, Waseda University. He is the Principal Editor, a Co-Editor and an Associate Editor of various international journals, including International Journal of Biomedical Soft Computing and Human Sciences, ICIC Express Letters, International J

ournal of Systems and Control Engineering, and Fuzzy Optimization & Decision Making.

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