RAND Statistics Seminar Series

Probability Measures of Fuzzy Sets

Presented by Nozer D. Singpurwalla
Department of Statistics, The George Washington University
Friday, March 28, 2003 2:00 pm
Main Conference Room

Abstract

Fuzzy Sets and Possibility theory have often been touted by engineers as alternatives to probability theory. In this talk we argue that whereas the former may have a role to play, the latter may not be necessary, since it is possible to induce probability measures on fuzzy sets. However to do so, two ingredients are necessary. The first is a wholeheartedly disposition to subjective probability, and the second is an invocation of LaPlaces famous genie.