OR591F/ISE589Y Syllabus

OR 591F/ISE 589Y: Syllabus


Professor S.-C. Fang (fang@ncsu.edu)

  • Office
    4341 Fitts-Woolard Hall
  • Office Hours
    Tu, Th 2:30 – 3:30 PM (or by appointment)

Teaching Assistant

  • Office
  • Office Hours



Course Objectives

Introduction to the theory of fuzzy sets, fuzzy logic, and fuzzy systems with applications to optimization and decision making.

Course Contents

  1. Introduction and review of set theory
  2. Fuzzy sets and operations
  3. Fuzzy numbers and arithmetic
  4. Fuzzy relations and fuzzy graphs
  5. Fuzzy reasoning and fuzzy systems
  6. Fuzzy events and fuzzy regression
  7. Fuzzy sets and decision analysis
  8. Fuzzy linear programming and extensions
  9. Pattern recognition and fuzzy clustering


  • Homeworks – 20%
  • Projects – 20%
  • Midterm – 30%
  • Final – 30%


  • Groups of at most 2 members.
  • On PC, EOS, etc.
  • Without completing the project, you get an “IN”.

Evaluation Standard

  • A – 88 and above
  • B – 75 to 87
  • C – 60 to 74
  • Fail – under 60


  • Solution sets will be posted by TA.
  • Rule 1: No late homework without TA’s approval.
  • Rule 2: Convince TA for any grade changes.


  • One midterm and final.
  • Rule 3: No make-up exam without instructor’s pre-approval or “doctor’s notes” from hospital.

End-of-Semester Class Evaluation

Online class evaluations will be available for students to complete during the last two weeks of class. Students will receive an email message directing them to a website where they can login using their Unity ID and complete evaluations. All evaluations are confidential; instructors will never know how any one student responded to any question, and students will never know the ratings for any particular instructors.

Evaluation Website: https://classeval.ncsu.edu

Student help desk: classeval@ncsu.edu

More information about ClassEval: http://www2.acs.ncsu.edu/UPA/classeval/index.htm

Academic Integrity

A student is expected to know what constitutes academic misconduct found in the Code of Student Conduct Policy ( POL11.35.1) , and to take responsibility for his/her actions. A student who is unsure whether an action constitutes an offense, or who needs help in learning how to avoid offenses (e.g., plagiarism, cheating) or about “rules” for group work/collaboration should seek guidance from the course instructor.

Students with Disabilities

North Carolina State University retains authority, through the Disability Services Office (located in Student Health Services Building, Suite 2221), in determining appropriate accommodations after giving consideration to the preferences of the student, the documentation provided, and institutional expertise in working with students with disabilities. If you require academic accommodations to lessen the impact of your disability, please register with the Disability Services Office at the beginning of each academic term.