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Studies in Systems, Decision and Control

The Mathematics of the Uncertain

A Tribute to Pedro Gil

Editors: Gil, E., Gil, E., Gil, J., Gil, M.Á. (Eds.)

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  • Is a tribute to Professor Pedro Gil, who created the Department of Statistics, OR and TM at the University of Oviedo, and a former President of the Spanish Society of Statistics and OR (SEIO)
  • Presents over eighty original contributions, predominantly addressing Pedro Gil’s main research field: the Math of the Uncertain (Randomness, Imprecision, Communication, among others)
  • Written by respected experts in the field
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This book is a tribute to Professor Pedro Gil, who created the Department of Statistics, OR and TM at the University of Oviedo, and a former President of the Spanish Society of Statistics and OR (SEIO). In more than eighty original contributions, it illustrates the extent to which Mathematics can help manage uncertainty, a factor that is inherent to real life. Today it goes without saying that, in order to model experiments and systems and to analyze related outcomes and data, it is necessary to consider formal ideas and develop scientific approaches and techniques for dealing with uncertainty. Mathematics is crucial in this endeavor, as this book demonstrates. As Professor Pedro Gil highlighted twenty years ago, there are several well-known mathematical branches for this purpose, including

 

  • Mathematics of chance (Probability and Statistics),
  • Mathematics of communication (Information Theory), and
  • Mathematics of imprecision (Fuzzy Sets Theory and others).

These branches often intertwine, since different sources of uncertainty can coexist, and they are not exhaustive. While most of the papers presented here address the three aforementioned fields, some hail from other Mathematical disciplines such as Operations Research; others, in turn, put the spotlight on real-world studies and applications. 

The intended audience of this book is mainly statisticians, mathematicians and computer scientists, but practitioners in these areas will certainly also find the book a very interesting read.

Table of contents (85 chapters)

Table of contents (85 chapters)
  • The Mathematics of the Uncertain

    Pages 3-19

    Gil, Pedro

  • Using Mathematica to Calculate Shortest Confidence Intervals

    Pages 23-32

    Ardanuy, Ramón

  • An Optimal Transportation Approach for Assessing Almost Stochastic Order

    Pages 33-44

    del Barrio, Eustasio (et al.)

  • An Alternative to the Variation Coefficient

    Pages 45-54

    Bertoluzza, Carlo (et al.)

  • Nonparametric Mean Estimation for Big-But-Biased Data

    Pages 55-65

    Cao, Ricardo (et al.)

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eBook $169.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-73848-2
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Hardcover $299.99
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Softcover $219.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Mathematics of the Uncertain
Book Subtitle
A Tribute to Pedro Gil
Editors
  • Eduardo Gil
  • Eva Gil
  • Juan Gil
  • María Ángeles Gil
Series Title
Studies in Systems, Decision and Control
Series Volume
142
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-73848-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-73848-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-73847-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-08869-9
Series ISSN
2198-4182
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 917
Number of Illustrations
124 b/w illustrations
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