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Faculty Candidate Seminar

CSE Lecturer Candidate Seminar #5

Stephany Coffman-WolphAssistant ProfessorWest Virginia Univ Institute of Technology

CSE Lecturer Candidate Seminar
Fuzzy Algorithms Applied to the Traveling Salesperson Problem

The application of fuzzy logic with various algorithms to result in computational efficiency with an acceptable level of trade-offs (small increase in space, loss of precision). Creating this new fuzzy algorithm goes beyond simply converting the data from raw data into fuzzy data by converting operators and concepts into their abstract equivalents. This presentation provides the general framework for developing a fuzzy algorithm and demonstrates the success of this process through Fuzzy Process Particle Swarm Optimization applied to the Traveling Salesperson Problem.

Dr. Stephany Coffman-Wolph received her PhD from Western Michigan University and is currently an assistant professor at West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU Tech) in the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems. She was a founding member and is a faculty advisor of AWESOME (Association of Women Engineers, Scientists, Or Mathematicians Empowerment) at WVU Tech. She is actively involved in community outreach with a goal of increasing the number of women in STEM and creating effective methods for introducing young children to CS concepts and topics. Dr. Coffman-Wolph's research interests include: Artificial Intelligence, Fuzzy Logic, and Software Engineering.

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