Computing With Words (CWW) is inspired by the human ability to perform a wide variety of physical and mental tasks as well as make perception-based rational decisions. This remarkable human ability is not hindered by imprecision in the decision environment or any situation of partial truth.
This project will be in the general area of CWW, focusing on Computational Intelligence (CI) algorithms and techniques (such as Granular Computing, Type-2 Fuzzy Logic, Rough Sets, Perception-based logic, context-aware computing etc.). Nature-Inspired multi-criteria optimisation techniques may also be considered as methods for optimising CWW and human-centric structures. The application area will involve industrial processes, in particular those associated with materials manufacturing and processing in the sector of aerospace, structural materials as well as automotive and energy, in collaboration with our industrial partners. For example, CWW techniques may be used to develop model-based non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) methods, evolving process models as well as plant/process monitoring and optimisation techniques.