Online Lecture Notes on Fuzzy Decision Making

Robert Fuller (
Wed, 1 May 1996 16:45:41 +0200

Dear colleauges,

Under the URL

you can find the Lecture Notes of my short (7 lectures) course
on Fuzzy Decision Making, which is being delivered for undergraduate
and graduate students at Turku Center for Computer Science,
Turku, Finland.

You can download my lecture notes (around 100 pages in ps.gz
format) and I hope you can use them in your
teaching and/or research work.

I have used the following literature in my course
(which has been made available for my students)

C.Carlsson, On the relevance of fuzzy sets in management science
methodology, TIMS/Studies in the Management sciences,
20(1984) 11-28.

M.Delgado, J.L.Verdegay and M.A.Vila, A possibilistic
approach for multuobjective programming problems.
Efficiency of solutions,
in: R.Slowinski and J.Teghem eds., {\em Stochastic versus Fuzzy
Approaches to Multiobjective Mathematical Programming under
Uncertainty}, Kluwer Academic Publisher, Dordrecht, 1990 229-248.

T.L.Saaty, The Analytic Hierarchy Process: Planning, Priority
Setting, Resource Allocation
(McGraw-Hill, New York, 1980).

B.Schweizer and A.Sklar, Associative functions
and abstract semigroups, {\em Publ. Math. Debrecen},
10(1963) 69-81.

R.R.Yager, Ordered weighted averaging aggregation
operators in multi-criteria decision making,
{\em IEEE Trans. on Systems,
Man and Cybernetics}, 18(1988) 183-190.

R.R.Yager, Families of OWA operators,
{\em Fuzzy Sets and Systems}, 59(1993) 125-148.

R.R.Yager, Fuzzy Screening Systems,
in: R.Lowen and M.Roubens eds., {\em Fuzzy Logic:
State of the Art} (Kluwer, Dordrecht, 1993) 251-261.

R.R.Yager, Aggregation operators and fuzzy systems
modeling, {\em Fuzzy Sets and Systems},
67(1994) 129-145.

R.R.Yager, Fuzzy decision making using unequal
objectives, {\em Fuzzy Sets and Systems},
1(1978) 87-95.

R.R.Yager, On weighted median aggregation,
{\em International Journal of Uncertainty, Fuzziness
and Knowledge-based Systems}, 1(1994) 101-113.

R.R.Yager, Constrained OWA aggregation, Technical Report,
#MII-1420, Mashine Intelligence Institute,
Iona College, New York.

R.R.Yager, Quantifier guided aggregation using OWA
operators, Technical Report,
#MII-1504, Mashine Intelligence Institute,
Iona College, New York.

L.A.Zadeh, Fuzzy Sets, {\em Information and Control},
8(1965) 338-353.

H.-J. Zimmermann, Fuzzy programming and linear programming with
several objective functions,
{\em Fuzzy Sets and Systems}, 1(1978) 45-55.

You can also download a case study from fuzzy decision making
(students are not allowed to pass the exam without accepted
case study).

With my best wishes.
Robert Fuller