NAFIPS 2020 Program

Plenary talks: 50 minutes, 10 minutes for questions

Regular talks: 15 minutes, 5 minutes for questions

Time is: Pacific Standard Time

Wednesday, August 19, Workshop on Constraint Programming and Decision Making CoProd’2020

8:00- 8:20 am welcome
 8:20- 8:40 am Leobardo Valera, Martine Ceberio, Olga Kosheleva, and Vladik Kreinovich
   Equations for Which Newton’s Method Never Works: Pedagogical Examples
 8:40- 9:00 am Martine Ceberio, Olga Kosheleva, and Vladik Kreinovich
   Optimal Search under Constraints
 9:00- 9:20 am Julio Urenda, Manuel Hernandez, Natalia Villanueva-Rosales, and Vladik Kreinovich
   How User Ratings Change with Time: Theoretical Explanation of an Empirical Formula
 9:20- 9:40 am Julio Urenda and Vladik Kreinovich
   Why a Classification Based on Linear Approximation to Dynamical Systems Often Works Well in Nonlinear Cases
 9:40- 9:50 am break
 9:50-10:10 am Julio Urenda, Olga Kosheleva, Martine Ceberio, and Vladik Kreinovich
   How Mathematics and Computing Can Help Fight the Pandemic: Two Pedagogical Examples
10:10-10:30 am Julio C. Urenda, Orsolya Csiszar, Gabor Csiszar, Jozsef Dombi, Gyorgy Eigner, and Vladik Kreinovich
   Natural Invariance Explains Empirical Success of Specific Membership Functions, Hedge Operations, and Negation Operations
10:30-10:50 am closing

Thursday, August 20

8:00- 8:20 am opening

8:20- 9:20 am Plenary Talk 1
   James C. Bezdek
   Title: Streaming Clustering is not Clustering!

9:20-11:20 am Special session on genetic fuzzy systems I, Room A

 9:20- 9:40 am Anirudh Chhabra, Donghoon Kim and Kelly Cohen
   Enhanced Cascaded Genetic Fuzzy System for Counterfeit  Banknote Detection
 9:40-10:00 am Javier Viana and Kelly Cohen
   ExTree – Explainable Genetic Feature Coupling Tree using Fuzzy   Mapping for Dimensionality Reduction with Application to NACA 0012 Airfoils Self-Noise Data Set
10:00-10:20 am Javier Viana and Kelly Cohen
   Fast Training Algorithm for Genetic Fuzzy Controllers and application to an Inverted Pendulum with Free Cart
10:20-10:40 am Lynn Pickering and Kelly Cohen
   Genetic Fuzzy Based Tetris Player
10:40-11:00 am Owen Macmann and Kelly Cohen
   A Dynamic Hierarchical Genetic-Fuzzy Sugeno Network
11:00-11:20 am Dhruv Patel and Kelly Cohen
   Obstacle Avoidance and Target Tracking by Two Wheeled Differential Drive Mobile Robot using ANFIS in Static and Dynamic Environment

 9:20- 9:40 am Fuzzy Applications I, Room B

 9:20- 9:40 am Dhrumil Shukla, Natalia Solorzano, Jeremy Thomas, and
   Barnabas Bede
   Title: TBA

11:20-11:30 am break

11:30-12:30 pm Plenary Talk 2
   Bart Kosko, University of Southern California
   Tentative title: Machine-learning advances involved in feedforward and feedback fuzzy systems

12:30- 1:20 pm lunch break

 1:20- 2:00 pm Special Session on Genetic Fuzzy Systems II, Room A

 1:20- 1:40 pm Nicholas Ernest, Brandon Kunkel and Timothy Arnett
   An Investigation into the Impact of System Transparency on Work Flows of Fuzzy Tree Based AIs
 1:40- 2:00 pm Timothy Arnett, Nicholas Ernest, Brandon Kunkel and
   Hugo Boronat
   Formal Verification of a Genetic Fuzzy System for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Navigation and Target Capture in a Safety Corridor

 1:20- 2:00 pm Fuzzy Applications II, Room B

 1:20- 1:40 pm Igor Skrjanc
   Interval fuzzy models based on evolving Gaussian clustering – eGauss+
 1:40- 2:00 pm Eduardo Ramirez, Patricia Melin, and
   German Prado-Arechiga
   Towards improving the Fuzzy KNN algorithm based on Takagi-Sugeno Fuzzy Inference System

 2:00- 2:10 pm break

 2:10- 2:50 pm Special Session on Relation Between Fuzzy and
               Intervals, Part I, Room A

 2:10- 2:30 pm Ricardo Alvarez, Nick Sims, Christian Servin,
   Martine Ceberio, and Vladik Kreinovich
   How to Reconcile Randomness with Physicists’ Belief that Every Theory Is Approximate: Informal Knowledge Is Needed
 2:30- 2:50 pm Laxman Bokati, Aaron Velasco, and Vladik Kreinovich
   Scale-Invariance and Fuzzy Techniques Explain the Empirical Success
   of Inverse Distance Weighting and of Dual Inverse DistanceWeighting in Geosciences

 2:10- 2:50 pm Fuzzy Applications, Part III, Room B

 2:10- 2:30 pm Juan Carlos Figueroa-Garcia, and Carlos Franco
   An approach for solving fully interval production planning problems
 2:30- 2:50 pm Fabian Alberto Castiblanco Ruiz,
   Camilo Franco De Los Rios, J. Tinguaro Rodriguez, and
   Javier Montero
   Optimal number of classes in fuzzy partitions

 2:50- 3:00 pm break

 3:00- 4:00 pm Plenary Talk 3
   Kelly Cohen, University of Cincinnati
   Title: Teaching a fuzzy logic based eXplainable AI class at the
     University of Cincinnati

Friday, August 21

 8:00- 9:00 am Plenary Talk 4
   Golnoosh Farnadi, University of Montreal and Mila — Quebec AI
     Institute
   Tentative title: Bias and Algorithmic Discrimination in Machine
     Learning

 9:00- 9:10 am break

 9:10-11:10 am Panel “Fuzzy Logic based eXplainable AI – An Adopter’s
   Perspective”

 9:10- 9:20 am introduction by moderators
   * Prof. Kelly Cohen – Brian H. Rowe Endowed Chair and Interim
     Head, Department of Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics,
     University of Cincinnati
   * Nicholas Ernest – Chief Architect, Thales USA Inc.
 9:20- 9:30 am presentation by Paul Yarin, Director, Identity
   Technology and Strategy, Thales Identity and Biometric Solutions
 9:30- 9:40 am presentation by Dino Martis – Chief Executive Officer,
   Genexia LLC
 9:40- 9:50 am presentation by Dr. Tim Arnett – Senior AI Researcher
   at Thales
 9:50-10:00 am presentation by Dr. Jiaqi Ma – Academic Director,
   Greater Cincinnati Advanced Transportation Collaborative
10:00-10:10 am presentation by Dr. Adam Kiefer — Department of
   Exercise and Sport Science, University of North Carolina at
   Chapel Hill
10:10-10:20 am presentation by Dr. David Casbeer — Technical Area
   Lead, UAV Cooperative & Intelligent Control, Control Science
   Center of Excellence, Aerospace Systems Directorate, Air Force
   Research Laboratory, USAF
10:20-11:10 am discussions

11:10-11:20 am break

11:20-12:20 pm Plenary Talk 5
   Vani Mandava, Microsoft Research
   Title: Reproducibility with Microsoft Research Open Data

12:20- 1:10 pm lunch break

 1:10- 2:50 pm Special Session on Relation Between Fuzzy and
               Intervals, Part II, Room A

 1:10- 1:30 pm Christian Servin and Vladik Kreinovich
   Is There a Contradiction Between Statistics and Fairness: From
   Intelligent Control to Explainable AI
 1:30- 1:50 pm Olga Kosheleva and Vladik Kreinovich
   Which Algorithms Are Feasible and Which Are Not: Fuzzy Techniques Can
   Help in Formalizing the Notion of Feasibility
 1:50- 2:10 pm Juan Carlos Figueroa-Garcia, Christian Servin, and
   Vladik Kreinovich
   Centroids Beyond Defuzzification
 2:10- 2:30 pm Weldon A. Lodwick and Marina T. Mizukoshi
   Fuzzy Constraint Interval Mathematical Analysis – An Introduction
 2:30- 2:50 pm Leandro Maciel, Rosangela Ballini and Fernando Gomide
   Adaptive interval fuzzy modeling from stream data and application
   in cryptocurrencies forecasting

 1:10- 2:50 pm Fuzzy Applications, Part IV, Room B

 1:10- 1:30 pm Vinicius Wasques, Nilmara Pinto, Estevao Esmi and
   Laecio C. Barros
   Consistence of Interactive Fuzzy Initial Conditions
 1:30- 1:50 pm Kanishka Misra and Julia Taylor Rayz
   An Approximate Perspective on Word Prediction in Context:
   Ontological Semantics Meets BERT
 1:50- 2:10 pm Tatiana Ringenberg, Julia Rayz, and
   Kathryn Seigfried-Spellar
   Using Fuzzy Sets to Assess Differences in Online Grooming
   Conversations with Victims, Decoys, and Law Enforcement
 2:10- 2:30 pm Nilmara Pinto, Estevao Esmi, and Laecio C. Barros
   Carbon Emissions Trading as a Constraint in a Fuzzy Optimization
   Problem
 2:30- 2:50 pm Patricia Melin, Ivette Miramontes, Oscar Carvajal,
   and German Prado-Arechiga
   Optimization of neural network models for estimating the risk of
   developing hypertension using bio-inspired algorithms

 2:50- 3:00 pm break

 3:00- 4:00 pm Plenary Talk 6
   Nicholas Ernest – Chief Architect, Thales USA Inc.
   Winner of NAFIPS 2019 Early Career Award

Saturday, August 22

 8:00- 9:00 am Plenary Talk 7
   Irina Perfilieva, University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
   Title: TBA

 9:00- 9:10 am break

 9:10-11:30 am Fuzzy Theory, Room A

 9:10- 9:30 am Jiri Mockor
   Powerset operators in categories with fuzzy relations defined by
   monads
 9:30- 9:50 am Jan Paseka, Sergejs Solovjovs and Milan Stehlik
   Sugeno integral over generalized semi-quantales
 9:50-10:10 am Flaulles Bergamaschi, Natan Jesus, Alexsandra Andrade
   and Regivan Santiago
   Agnesi Quasi-fuzzy Numbers
10:10-10:30 am Cibele Cristina Trinca, Ricardo Augusto Watanabe and
   Estevao Esmi Laureano
   Construction of T-Fuzzy Subgroups and T-Vague Groups Based on
   Algebraic Lattices for Real-Valued Interference Channel
10:30-10:50 am Alexsandra Andrade, Flaulles Bergamaschi,
   Thiago Viana, and Regivan Santiago
   Fuzzy Mathematical Morphology and Applications in Image Processing
10:50-11:10 am Bart Kosko and Akash Panda Random
   Fuzzy-Rule Foams for Explainable AI
11:10-11:30 am Barnabas Bede
   On Equivalence Between Neural Networks with ReLU Activation and
   Takagi-Sugeno Fuzzy Systems

 9:10-11:30 am Fuzzy Applications, Part V, Room B

 9:10- 9:30 am Himanshukumar Patel and Vipul Shah
   A Novel Optimal Intelligent Fuzzy TID Controller for a
   Non-Interacting Conical Tank level Process with Abrupt Actuator and
   System Component Fault
 9:30- 9:50 am Zahra Alijani and Stefania Tomasiello
   Fuzzy-based approaches for agri-food supply chains: a survey
 9:50-10:10 am Amira Abo Hozaifa and Ahmed Moussa
   Fuzzy Redundancy Mechanism for Enhancing the Resilience of IoT-based
   HPC Systems
10:10-10:30 am Xin Li and Kelly Cohen
   Improved Fuzzy Q-Learning with Replay Memory
10:30-10:50 am Juan Carlos Figueroa-Garcia and
   Jhoan Sebastian Tenjo Garcia
   Solving capacitated vehicle routing problems with fuzzy delivery
   costs and fuzzy demands
10:50-11:10 am Vinicius Wasques, Estevao Esmi, Laecio C. Barros, and
   Francielle Santo Pedro
   Numerical solution for reversible chemical reaction models with
   interactive fuzzy initial conditions
11:10-11:30 am Bhavya Mayadevi, Dino Martis, Anoop Sathyan and
   Kelly Cohen
   Fuzzy Bolt for Predictive Maintenance of Aircraft Engines

11:30-11:40 am break

11:40-12:40 pm Plenary Talk 8
   Vladik Kreinovich, University of Texas at El Paso
   Title: Deep Learning (Partly) Demystified

12:40- 1:40 pm lunch break

 1:40- 2:40 pm NAFIPS General Meeting

 2:40- 3:40 pm Plenary Talk 9
   Martine De Cock, University of Washington Tacoma
   Title: Privacy-preserving machine learning

 3:40- 4:00 pm closing