IEEE Winnipeg Section


Computer and Computational Intelligence Seminar



A Triarchic Theory of Granular Computing


Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM


E2 – 361 EITC, Fort Garry Campus, University of Manitoba


Yiyu Yao, PhD
Department of Computer Science, University of Regina


A triarchic theory of granular computing is formulated and examined in the light of the most recent research results. The three components are labeled as the philosophy, the methodology, and the computation. It offers a unified view of granular computing as a way of structured thinking, an approach of structured problem solving, and a paradigm of structured information processing, focusing on hierarchical granular structures. Based on results from well-established disciplines, including philosophy, psychology, cognitive science, education, artificial intelligence, computer programming, and many more, the triarchic framework aims at synthesizing the various studies and models into a unified theory of granular computing.

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Yiyu Yao is a professor of computer science in the Department of Computer Science, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. His research interests include information retrieval, rough sets, interval sets, granular computing, Web intelligence, data mining and fuzzy sets. His over 300 publications cover various topics on the foundations of data mining, modelling information retrieval system based on user preferences, information retrieval support systems, triarchic theory of granular computing, generalized rough sets and others.

He is an area editor and an editorial board member of eight international journals. He has served as a program chair of many international conferences and workshops.


Free, All are welcome.



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