|Number of ECTS credits:||2|
|Key words:||fuzzy logic, expert systems, ecological indices|
Fuzzy logic is an advanced computational technique which was developed to manage uncertain, approximate, vague data. Environmental data often involve imprecision (due to the natural variability of ecosystems), uncertainty (due to the incomplete knowledge on ecosystem functioning), qualitative information, subjective expert judgement. Fuzzy logic allows to deal with reasoning that is approximate rather than precise; instead of mathematical formulas, in fact, it uses linguistic rules. Fuzzy logic is able to quantify and manipulate uncertainty with mathematical rigor, thus it it represents a suitable, feasible and effective tool to deal with environmental issues.
The course on applications of fuzzy logic to marine ecology research will focus on the following topics:
Training experiences will also be included: students will be asked to develop fuzzy membership functions and linguistic rules, and to build fuzzy indices of ecological quality. Free software packages will be utilized during the training classes.
Period of organization of the course: 17/02/2014 to 21/02/2014
Duration of the Course: 25 hours
Location of the course: on-line / Pavia university
Teacher(s) of the course: Agnese Marchini
Course Participation Costs: 250€
Cost Description: Enrolment and teaching material
Minimum/Maximum number of participants: min 2 / max 8
Enrolment Deadline: 31/01/2014
Details on Enrolment
Proof of doctorate enrolment; availability of a computer with a reasonable speed internet connection and availability for installing software on it.
Some weeks before the beginning of the course, partecipants will be contacted by e-mail by the teacher to agree timetable and details on course development, and will be provided software to install on their own PCs.
Contact name: Agnese Marchini
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Teaching methods:||Remote e-training (Skype calls or similar)|