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CILab is a research laboratory at the Department of Informatics of the University of Bari that engages in fundamental as well as applied research in the field of Computational Intelligence.
The CILab laboratory was founded by Prof. Anna Maria Fanelli and it is currently coordinated by Prof. Giovanna Castellano.

Computational Intelligence

Computational Intelligence (CI) concerns the design, the application, and the development of biologically and linguistically motivated computational paradigms. The guiding principle of CI is to exploit the key features of such paradigms that are their tolerance to imprecision, approximation, partial truth in order to obtain tractability, robustness and low cost solutions to real-world problems characterized by different degrees of uncertainty. CI takes advantage of different methodologies that are combined in a synergistic and complementary, rather than competitive, way:
  • Neural Computation supplies system identification, learning and adaptation;
  • Fuzzy Logic provides a methodology for dealing with imprecision, approximate reasoning, rule based systems and computing with words;
  • Genetic Algorithms allow a systematized random research and optimization techniques.
This is the way leading to the so-called "hybrid intelligent systems" which may have great potential in improving the interaction between man and machine in the very next future.

Objectives

The central objectives of the CILab evolve around four axes:
  • investigation and mathematical foundation of CI methods
  • development of innovative methods in the CI field
  • application of the acquired expertise to address challenging real-life problems in different branches of science
  • dissemination of this knowledge to undergraduate and postgraduate students

Research

Current research activity at the CILab grows around the following core topics:
  • Granular Computing
  • Interpretable Fuzzy Systems
  • Fuzzy Image Processing and Retrieval
  • Fuzzy Clustering for Data Streams
  • Numerical Methods for Intelligent Data Analysis

Upcoming events

News

  • Special session @ WILF2018 Evolving and adaptive fuzzy models for data streams12th International Workshop on Fuzzy Logic and Applications September 6-8, 2018 - Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy (https://sites.google.com/site/wilf2018fuzzy ...
    Posted by Gabriella Casalino
  • Dal CILAB al BALAB: selezionati due nostri laureati Premiato il progetto di tesi MIRACLE sviluppato presso il CILABhttps://www.italpress.com/universita-bari/lo-specchio-della-salute-si-fa-intelligente
    Posted Apr 6, 2018, 4:57 AM by Giovanna Castellano
  • Our contract researcher Gabriella Casalino awarded by INdAM GNCS Gabriella Casalino has presented her research project, awarded by INdAM GNCS prize "Progetto Giovani Ricercatori 2017", at "Convegno del gruppo nazionale per il calcolo scientifico dell'INDAM" that was held ...
    Posted Feb 23, 2018, 12:33 AM by Giovanna Castellano
  • SFLA2018 - June 25-29, 2018 The CILab is organizing the IV European Summer School on Fuzzy Logic and Applications which will be held in Bari from 25 to 29 June (sfla2018.di.uniba.it). The ...
    Posted Feb 22, 2018, 10:14 AM by Giovanna Castellano
  • Tutorial on "Fuzzy Systems Software", Dr. José Alonso Slides available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.11519.30880
    Posted Dec 14, 2017, 2:34 AM by Giovanna Castellano
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