LSP Suitability Maps

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 17:30
TH 331
Dr. Jozo Dujmovic, SFSU Computer Science Department
This talk will present the concept of logically aggregated geographic suitability maps (LSP maps). The LSP map is defined as a spatial distribution of the overall degree of suitability of geographic locations for a specific use. Typical examples of such use include agriculture, industrial development, construction of homes, hospitals, schools, recreation areas, entertainment centers, sport facilities, shopping centers, airports, etc. Our approach is based on soft computing with partial truth and graded logic functions within the framework of the LSP (Logic Scoring of Preference) method. This presentation will first show how observable properties of human reasoning can be used to develop basic mathematical models of the soft computing evaluation logic. Then, the presentation will include an overview of the LSP evaluation method, and a complete example of suitability evaluation.

Jozo Dujmovi? was born in Dubrovnik, Croatia, and received the Dipl. Ing. degree in electronic and telecommunication engineering, and the M.Sc. and Sc.D. degrees in computer engineering, all from the University of Belgrade, Serbia.
Since 1994 he has been Professor of Computer Science at San Francisco State University, where he served as Chair of Computer Science Department from 1998 to 2002. His teaching and research activities are in the areas of soft computing, software metrics and computer performance evaluation. In 1973 he introduced the soft computing concepts of andness and orness and logic aggregators based on continuous transition from conjunction to disjunction. He used these concepts to develop the Logic Scoring of Preference (LSP) method for evaluation, selection, and optimization of complex systems. He is the author of more than 130 refereed publications, including 13 books and book chapters. Before his current position at San Francisco State University, he was Professor of Computer Science at the University of Belgrade, University of Florida (Gainesville), University of Texas (Dallas), and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. In addition, he was teaching in the graduate Computer Science programs at the National Universities of San Luis and Jujuy (both in Argentina). At the University of Belgrade, where he was teaching from 1968 to 1992, he also served as Chairman of Computer Science Department, and as founding Director of the Belgrade University Computing Center. Prof. Dujmovi? is the recipient of three best paper awards, and a Senior Member of IEEE. He is an editor of Informatica, and served as General Chair of the Eight IEEE International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (MASCOTS 2000), and as General Chair of the Fourth ACM International Workshop on Software and Performance (WOSP 2004).
His industrial experience includes work in the Institute “M. Pupin” in Belgrade, and consulting in the areas of decision methods, performance evaluation, and software design.