Fuzzy Signature Builder

Research areas

Temporary Supervisor

Professor Tom Gedeon


The fuzzy signature concept has been enhanced and popularized by the iHcc research group at the RSCS at ANU. The fuzzy signature concept is a non-traditional computational intelligence approach to solve complex structured data problems. It has been successfully applied in medical diagnosis, communication in cooperative robots, cognitive modeling, intelligent data analysis, human eye gaze path analysis to predict their cognition, etc. This project involves working with a sub group of iHcc research group on developing an automated fuzzy signature builder. This involves developing a front end GUI to input manual fuzzy signatures and use genetic programming toolbox (Matlab) to automated generation of fuzzy signatures into the existing fuzzy signature inference engine (Matlab). Overall this project need researcsh and development in interfacing Matlab programs with Java or any other multi-platform software (we have done some recent work in Hadoop), in the computational intelligence topic of genetic programming, and HCI aspects.


The goals of this project is to develop a multi-platform software package, which embedded Matlab's powerful technical computing ability, for fuzzy signatures, efficiently solving complex problems.


Enthusiasms for research and development in computational intelligence topics, and solving new and in depth issues in programming.

Background Literature

Mendis, B.S.U. and Gedeon, T.D. (2012) “Complex Structured Decision Making Model: A hierarchical framework for complex structured data,” Information Sciences, vol. 194, pp. 85–106. doi: 10.1016/j.ins.2011.08.010. Mendis, B. S. U. & Gedeon, T. D. (2008) Aggregation Selection for Hierarchical Fuzzy Signatures: A Comparison of Hierarchical OWA and WRAO. 1-8. Mendis, B. S. U. (2008) Fuzzy Signatures: Hierarchical Fuzzy Systems and Applications (PhD thesis). College of Engineering and Computer Science, The Australian National University, Australia.


You (the student) will get benefits from interacting with one of school's high publishing research teams. In addition, this is application oriented research that benefit you to enhance your software engineering, HCI, or mathematical skills.

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