Soft Computing Evaluation Logic and its Applications

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 16:30
TH 331
Jozo Dujmović (Professor, Computer Science Dept., SFSU)

We present a review of quantitative methods for design and use of complex criteria based on soft computing aggregators. The emphasis is on advanced techniques, new developments, and real-life applications. The presentation will include techniques for modeling observable properties of human evaluation reasoning, design of elementary attribute criteria and logic aggregation structures, and a propositional calculus that combines formal logic and semantic aspects of aggregation. Applications of evaluation logic will include soft computing criteria in ecology, suitability maps, space management problems, criteria for flexible query answering systems, and medical applications (criteria for disease severity and patient disability).


Jozo Dujmović was born in Dubrovnik, Croatia, and received the Dipl. Ing. degree in electronic and telecommunication engineering in 1964, and the M.Sc. and Sc.D. degrees in computer engineering, in 1973 and 1976 respectively, 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. He is the author of 150 refereed publications, including 14 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.