Other affiliations: Haldia Institute of Technology
Bio: Samarjit Kar is an academic researcher from National Institute of Technology, Durgapur. The author has contributed to research in topics: Fuzzy logic & Fuzzy set. The author has an hindex of 35, co-authored 263 publications receiving 4560 citations. Previous affiliations of Samarjit Kar include Haldia Institute of Technology.
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••01 Feb 2014
TL;DR: The ability to continually change and learning capability is the driving power of NFS methodologies and will be the key for future intelligent applications.
Abstract: This paper surveys neuro fuzzy systems (NFS) development using classification and literature review of articles for the last decade (2002-2012) to explore how various NFS methodologies have been developed during this period. Based on the selected journals of different NFS applications and different online database of NFS, this article surveys and classifies NFS applications into ten different categories such as student modeling system, medical system, economic system, electrical and electronics system, traffic control, image processing and feature extraction, manufacturing and system modeling, forecasting and predictions, NFS enhancements and social sciences. For each of these categories, this paper mentions a brief future outline. This review study indicates mainly three types of future development directions for NFS methodologies, domains and article types: (1) NFS methodologies are tending to be developed toward expertise orientation. (2) It is suggested that different social science methodologies could be implemented using NFS as another kind of expert methodology. (3) The ability to continually change and learning capability is the driving power of NFS methodologies and will be the key for future intelligent applications.
TL;DR: A mean-variance-skewness model is presented and the corresponding variations are also considered, and a genetic algorithm integrating fuzzy simulation is designed to solve the models.
Abstract: Numerous empirical studies show that portfolio returns are generally asymmetric, and investors would prefer a portfolio return with larger degree of asymmetry when the mean value and variance are same. In order to measure the asymmetry of fuzzy portfolio return, a concept of skewness is defined as the third central moment in this paper, and its mathematical properties are studied. As an extension of the fuzzy mean-variance model, a mean-variance-skewness model is presented and the corresponding variations are also considered. In order to solve the proposed models, a genetic algorithm integrating fuzzy simulation is designed. Finally, several numerical examples are given to illustrate the modelling idea and the effectiveness of the proposed algorithm.
TL;DR: The analytical network process (ANP) methodology in the D numbers domain is extended to handle three types of ambiguous information’s, viz. complete, uncertain, and incomplete, and assesses the weight of risk criteria.
Abstract: Multi-stakeholder based construction projects are subject to potential risk factors due to dynamic business environment and stakeholders’ lack of knowledge. When solving project management tasks, it is necessary to quantify the main risk indicators of the projects. Managing these requires suitable risk mitigation strategies to evaluate and analyse their severity. The existence of information asymmetry also causes difficulties with achieving Pareto efficiency. Hence, to ensure balanced satisfaction of all participants, risk evaluation of these projects can be considered as an important part of the multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) process. In real-life problems, evaluation of project risks is often uncertain and even incomplete, and the prevailing methodologies fail to handle such situations. To address the problem, this paper extends the analytical network process (ANP) methodology in the D numbers domain to handle three types of ambiguous information’s, viz. complete, uncertain, and incomplete, and assesses the weight of risk criteria. The D numbers based approach overcomes the deficiencies of the exclusiveness hypothesis and completeness constraint of Dempster–Shafer (D–S) theory. Here, preference ratings of the decision matrix for each decision-maker are determined using a D numbers extended consistent fuzzy preference relation (D-CFPR). An extended multi-attributive border approximation area comparison (MABAC) method in D numbers is then developed to rank and select the best alternative risk response strategy. Finally, an illustrative example from construction sector is presented to check the feasibility of the proposed approach. For checking the reliability of alternative ranking, a comparative analysis is performed with different MCDM approaches in D numbers domain. Based on different criteria weights, a sensitivity analysis of obtained ranking of the hybrid D-ANP-MABAC model is performed to verify the robustness of the proposed method.
TL;DR: The concept of interval numbers in fuzzy set theory is used to extend the classical mean-variance (MV) portfolio selection model into mean-Variance-skewness (MVS) model with consideration of transaction cost and these approaches are tested on a set of stock data from Bombay Stock Exchange.
Abstract: In portfolio selection problem, the expected return, risk, liquidity etc. cannot be predicted precisely. The investor generally makes his portfolio decision according to his experience and his economic wisdom. So, deterministic portfolio selection is not a good choice for the investor. In most of the recent works on this problem, fuzzy set theory is widely used to model the problem in uncertain environments. This paper utilizes the concept of interval numbers in fuzzy set theory to extend the classical mean-variance (MV) portfolio selection model into mean-variance-skewness (MVS) model with consideration of transaction cost. In addition, some other criteria like short and long term returns, liquidity, dividends, number of assets in the portfolio and the maximum and minimum allowable capital invested in stocks of any selected company are considered. Three different models have been proposed by defining the future financial market optimistically, pessimistically and in the combined form to model the fuzzy MVS portfolio selection problem. In order to solve the models, fuzzy simulation (FS) and elitist genetic algorithm (EGA) are integrated to produce a more powerful and effective hybrid intelligence algorithm (HIA). Finally, our approaches are tested on a set of stock data from Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).
TL;DR: This paper considers two fixed charge transportation problems with type-2 fuzzy parameters, and a chance-constrained programming model is formulated using generalized credibility measure for the objective function as well as the constraints with the CV-based reductions of corresponding type- 2 fuzzy parameters.
Abstract: This paper considers two fixed charge transportation problems with type-2 fuzzy parameters. Unit transportation costs, fixed costs in the first problem and unit transportation costs, fixed costs, supplies and demands in the second problem are type-2 fuzzy variables. For the first problem, to get corresponding defuzzified values of the type-2 fuzzy cost parameters, first critical value (CV)-based reduction methods are applied to reduce type-2 fuzzy variables into type-1 fuzzy variables and then centroid method is used for complete defuzzification. Besides this, we also apply geometric defuzzification method to the type-2 fuzzy cost parameters in the first problem to provide a comparison of the results. Coming to the second problem, a chance-constrained programming model is formulated using generalized credibility measure for the objective function as well as the constraints with the CV-based reductions of corresponding type-2 fuzzy parameters. Next, the reduced model is turned into equivalent parametric programming problem. The deterministic problems so obtained are then solved by using the standard optimization solver - LINGO. We have provided numerical examples illustrating the proposed models and techniques. Some sensitivity analyzes for the second model are also presented.
22 Jan 2006
TL;DR: Some of the major results in random graphs and some of the more challenging open problems are reviewed, including those related to the WWW.
Abstract: We will review some of the major results in random graphs and some of the more challenging open problems. We will cover algorithmic and structural questions. We will touch on newer models, including those related to the WWW.
01 Jan 1975
TL;DR: The aim of this paper is to review recently published papers in reverse logistic and closed-loop supply chain in scientific journals and identify gaps in the literature to clarify and to suggest future research opportunities.
Abstract: Based on environmental, legal, social, and economic factors, reverse logistics and closed-loop supply chain issues have attracted attention among both academia and practitioners. This attention is evident by the vast number of publications in scientific journals which have been published in recent years. Hence, a comprehensive literature review of recent and state-of-the-art papers is vital to draw a framework of the past, and to shed light on future directions. The aim of this paper is to review recently published papers in reverse logistic and closed-loop supply chain in scientific journals. A total of 382 papers published between January 2007 and March 2013 are selected and reviewed. The papers are then analyzed and categorized to construct a useful foundation of past research. Finally, gaps in the literature are identified to clarify and to suggest future research opportunities.
TL;DR: The evolution of ECMPRO that has taken place in the last decade is discussed and the new areas that have come into focus during this time are discussed.
Abstract: Gungor and Gupta [1999, Issues in environmentally conscious manufacturing and product recovery: a survey. Computers and Industrial Engineering, 36(4), 811-853] presented an important review of the development of research in Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing and Product Recovery (ECMPRO) and provided a state of the art survey of published work. However, that survey covered most papers published through 1998. Since then, a lot of activity has taken place in EMCPRO and several areas have become richer. Many new areas also have emerged. In this paper we primarily discuss the evolution of ECMPRO that has taken place in the last decade and discuss the new areas that have come into focus during this time. After presenting some background information, the paper systematically investigates the literature by classifying over 540 published references into four major categories, viz., environmentally conscious product design, reverse and closed-loop supply chains, remanufacturing, and disassembly. Finally, we conclude by summarizing the evolution of ECMPRO over the past decade together with the avenues for future research.
01 Aug 1996
TL;DR: Fuzzy sets as mentioned in this paper are a class of classes in which there may be grades of membership intermediate between full membership and non-membership, i.e., a fuzzy set is characterized by a membership function which assigns to each object its grade of membership.
Abstract: The notion of fuzziness as defined in this paper relates to situations in which the source of imprecision is not a random variable or a stochastic process, but rather a class or classes which do not possess sharply defined boundaries, e.g., the “class of bald men,” or the “class of numbers which are much greater than 10,” or the “class of adaptive systems,” etc. A basic concept which makes it possible to treat fuzziness in a quantitative manner is that of a fuzzy set, that is, a class in which there may be grades of membership intermediate between full membership and non-membership. Thus, a fuzzy set is characterized by a membership function which assigns to each object its grade of membership (a number lying between 0 and 1) in the fuzzy set. After a review of some of the relevant properties of fuzzy sets, the notions of a fuzzy system and a fuzzy class of systems are introduced and briefly analyzed. The paper closes with a section dealing with optimization under fuzzy constraints in which an approach to...