Universiteit van Amsterdam


Institute for Logic, Language and Computation

8 December 2017, Real-time Applications of Fuzzy Logic Control, Tufan Kumbasar

Speaker: Tufan Kumbasar
Date: Friday 8 December 2017
Time: 13:00-14:00
Location: Room C1.112, Science Park 904, Amsterdam

Real time control applications inherit high levels of uncertainties and/or nonlinearities that can affect the performance of the control system. Thus, to be able to handle such uncertainties, there is a need to develop different approaches based on computational intelligence methods such as fuzzy logic. This talk will introduce the basic concepts of type-1 and type-2 fuzzy logic control by means of various real-time applications. I will explain how and why fuzzy logic control is an efficient way to control systems in real world environments and applications that face high levels of uncertainties and nonlinearities. The talk will showcase various successful applications of fuzzy logic control with real time settings such as in Computer Games, UAVs, Mobile Robotics, Pursuit-Evasion Games and Process Control.

Tufan Kumbasar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Control and Automation and the Vice Dean of Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey. He is also the director of the ABB Process Control Laboratory at the Istanbul Technical University. His major research interests are in computational intelligence, notably type-2 fuzzy systems, fuzzy control, neural networks, evolutionary algorithms and control theory. He is also interested in process control, robotics, intelligent control and their real-world applications. He has currently authored more than 70 peer-reviewed papers in international journals, conferences and book chapters. Dr. Kumbasar received the Best Paper Award from the IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems in 2015. He has participated in leading positions in many national and international projects as principal, main investigator, researcher and academic consultant. He also works as a peer reviewer for more than 35 international journals such as IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, IEEE Transaction on Industrial Electronics and Applied Soft Computing. He has served as a Publication Co-Chair, Panel Session Co-Chair, Special Session Co-Chair, PC, IPC and TPC in various international and national conferences.

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