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The Department of Computer Science at the University of Cyprus cordially invites you to the Colloquium entitled:

Fuzzy Cognitive Maps for Decision Support

 

Speaker: Dr. Elpiniki I. Papageorgiou
Affiliation: TEI Lamias, Greece
Category: Colloquium
Location: Room 148, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences (FST-01), 1 University Avenue, 2109 Nicosia, Cyprus (directions)
Date: Friday, May 25, 2012
Time: 15.30-16:30 EET
Host: Christos N. Schizas (schizas AT cs.ucy.ac.cy)
URL: https://www.cs.ucy.ac.cy/colloquium/index.php#cs.ucy.2012.papageorgiou

Abstract:
Fuzzy cognitive maps (FCMs), introduced by Bart Kosko in 1986, are nonlinear feedback dynamical systems for modeling causal knowledge. They combine aspects of fuzzy logic, neural networks, semantic networks, expert systems, and nonlinear dynamical systems. That rich structure endows FCMs with their own complexity and lets them apply to a wide range of problems in engineering and in applied sciences. They gained momentum due to their dynamic characteristics and learning capabilities. These capabilities make them essential for modeling, analysis and decision making tasks as they improve the performance of these tasks. In addition, several FCM extensions have been proposed during the last decade. Each one of them improves the conventional FCM, as initially suggested by Kosko (1986), in different ways. For nearly a quarterly of a century extensive research in the theory of FCMs has been performed that provided major improvements and enhancements in its theoretical underpinning. New methodologies and approaches have been explored for decision support. A thorough presentation on the fundamentals and theories of FCMs for decision making and support tasks will be accomplished. Some specific examples of how these FCM theories have been applied for decision support in specific application areas, such as in medicine, agriculture, environment and engineering, will be presented. Some recent trends on FCMs will be discussed.

Short Bio:
Dr. Elpiniki I. Papageorgiou is Lecturer at the Dept. of Informatics and Computer Technology of the Technological Education Institute (TEI) of Lamia, Greece. She received her B.Sc. degree in Physics in 1997 from the University of Patras, Greece, with honor. In July 2000, she received her M.Sc. degree in Medical Physics with honors from the same University and in September 2004 her Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, from the University of Patras. She is working mainly in the area of modeling, learning and decision support, using the soft computing methodology of Fuzzy Cognitive Maps (FCMs). She has been actively involved in several research projects, funded from national and international organizations, including the European Union and the Greek Research Foundation.

Note:
Dr. Elpiniki I. Papageorgiou is Lecturer at the Dept. of Informatics and Computer Technology of the Technological Education Institute (TEI) of Lamia, Greece. She received her B.Sc. degree in Physics in 1997 from the University of Patras, Greece, with honor. In July 2000, she received her M.Sc. degree in Medical Physics with honors from the same University and in September 2004 her Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, from the University of Patras. She is working mainly in the area of modeling, learning and decision support, using the soft computing methodology of Fuzzy Cognitive Maps (FCMs). She has been actively involved in several research projects, funded from national and international organizations, including the European Union and the Greek Research Foundation.

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