Course Objectives: To understand the concepts of advanced soft computing, to enable to develop applications of advanced soft computing in instrumentation

Introduction to Soft Computing: Review of AI techniques and soft computing techniques and their applications in instrumentation engineering. 

Multiobjective Optimization: Comparison with single objective optimization, Dominance, Non Dominated shorting, Multiobjective optimization using GA. 

Advanced AI Techniques: Swarm Intelligence (SI), Particle swarm optimization (PSO), AntColony Optimization, Petrinets, ColouredPetrinets, Entropy, Multiagent and Hierarchical applications of advanced AI techbniques in Control/ Signal processing/ Robotics.  

Rough Set Theory: Introduction, Information system, Indiscernibility, Rough sets, Rough set theory, Set approximation, Rough membership, Attributes, Dependency of attributes, Rough equivalence, Reducts, Rough Reducts based on SVM, Hybrid set systems -Fuzzy rough sets, Topological structures of rough sets over fuzzy lattices, Fuzzy reasoning based on universal logic  

Granular Computing: Soft sets to information systems, Uses and applications of granular computing in instrumentation engineering.  

Hybrid AI Techniques: Introduction to Hybrid AI systems: Neuro Fuzzy, Fuzzyrough set systems, NeuroFuzzyGA systems and case studies around Hybrid systems.


 Minor Project:

1.      Application of hybrid techniques for system identification and control.

2.      Application of advance soft computing techniques for pattern classification and recognition.

3.      Application of multi objective optimization algorithms for process control.


Course Learning Outcomes (CLO):

After the completion of the course the students will be able to  

1.      Use soft computing techniques.

2.      Handle multi objective optimization problems.

3.      Use advanced AI techniques of swarm intelligence, particle swarm optimization, antcolony optimization and petrinets

4.      Use   rough set theory and granular computing


Recommended Books:

1.      Duntsch,I and Gediga, G., Rough set data analysis: A Road to Non-invasive Knowledge Discovery, Methodos  Publishers (2006).

2.      Klir, G. J., Yuan, Bo, Fuzzy Sets and Fuzzy Logic, Theory and Applications, Prentice-Hall of India Private Limited (2007).

3.      Ross, T.J., Fuzzy Logic with Engineering Applications, Wiley (2004).