Organized by the Department of Mathematics, SRM Institute of Science and Technology
STTP on Fuzzy Sets and its Applications
STTP 2018 Report
A two day short term training programme (STTP-2018) was inaugurated on ninth November 2018 at 9.00 a.m. The day started with the Invocation song and Head of the department Dr. A. Govindarajan welcomed the gathering by outlining the need for faculty and students to get acquainted with Fuzzy sets. He briefly explained the applications of Fuzzy sets and its importance. The presidential address was given by Professor. R. Venkataramani, Director (CL) and President, Alumni Affairs. Dr. V. Srinivasan introduced the chief guest Mr. Madhan Shanmugasundaram (Alumnus, SRMEC-1993 Batch), Director, Infosys Technologies, Chennai. In his inaugural address, the chief guest was proud of being an alumnus of the then SRM Engineering College and briefly routed the way he moved into Big data Analytics starting his career as a civil engineer. He also described Mathematics as a powerful tool for many applications in Information Technology and how statistical data has been organized and easily accessible nowadays by means of mathematical techniques. The Souvenir was released by the Chief Guest. The vote of thanks was given by a coordinator Dr. R. Perumal.
There were eight eminent speakers drawn from esteemed institutions like IITs, NITs, St. Joseph’s College, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology and VIT Chennai who enthralled the audience with their presentations ranging from basics to current research in the field of Fuzzy set theory. The first session was on “Implementation of Fuzzy Optimization Neural Network Routing model for Emergency Medical service system” by Dr. C. Vijayalakshmi, Associate Professor, VIT Chennai who brought into picture how the effectiveness of Emergency Medical Service System (EMSS) plays a vital role in society protection. The next session was by Dr. Samarjit Kar, Professor & Head, Department of Mathematics, NIT Durgapur on “Type 2 Fuzzy Sets and Applications”. He conveyed to the audience the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 fuzzy sets and the necessity of Type 2 fuzzy sets used to solve complicated problems than Type 1 fuzzy sets. The next session was taken up by Dr. Harish Garg, Assistant Professor, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology who elaborated his lecture on “Extensions of the Fuzzy Set: Methods & Applications”. The lecture was about the extensions of fuzzy sets which are developed by the researchers and identifying the best effective alternative during execution of problems. The methods were well explained with real time examples. The day concluded with the session on “Training on MATLAB” by Dr. S. Athithan, Assistant Professor SRMIST who introduced some ideas of Fuzzy Logic Toolbox in MATLAB 8.6 R2015b and how it can be used to solve problems.
The second day started with the talk by Dr. Shiv Prasad Yadav, Professor, IIT Roorkee on “Fuzzy Sets and Fuzzy Relations”. The talk was on basic definitions of fuzzy sets, operations on fuzzy sets, fuzzy numbers etc., with clear examples to support the content explained. The session was carried over by Dr. Debdas Ghosh from IIT(BHU) on “A Fuzzy Geometrical Viewpoint to Solve Fuzzy Multi objective Optimization Problems”. The discussion was about the point of capturing the complete fuzzy non-dominated set of fuzzy multi-criteria optimization problem in a geometric view. The methodology was demonstrated with suitable numerical examples and pictorial illustrations. The next talk was on “Fuzzy Numbers, Fuzzy Metric Spaces and Their Applications” by Dr. P. Veeramani, professor, IIT, Madras who efficiently drew the relation between Fuzzy numbers and Fuzzy Metric Spaces followed by applications of the same. The last talk was given by Dr. T. Rajaretnam, Associate Professor St. Joseph’s College Thiruchirapalli. The key features of pattern recognition, the concepts, the process were interpreted with examples. The program witnessed 64 participants from various colleges and Universities located in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, and Maharashtra. The two day program came to a close with the valedictory function. The chief guest for the valedictory function Mr. S Christy rayan (alumnus SRMEC-1991 batch) Assistant Vice President, HDFC Bank, Chennai was introduced to the gathering by Dr. Sundarammal Kesavan. He brought to light the use and need for Fuzzy logic in the current scenario. Prof. K.S. Ganapathy Subramanian summarized the events of the two day programme in his detailed report. The vote of thanks was given by another coordinator Dr. J. Uma. This was followed by the distribution of certificates to the participants and a group photo session to add to our memories.