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The file that you are reading contains the list of our 2018 reports. Links from this list lead to pdf files. Lists of reports from the previous years can be found by clicking on:

  • Computing with Words -- When Results Do Not Depend on the Selection of the Membership Function

    Christopher W. Tovar, Carlos Cervantes, Mario Delgado, Stephanie Figueroa, Caleb Gillis, Daniel Gomez, Andres Llausas, Julio C. Lopez Molinar, Mariana Rodriguez, Alexander Wieczkowski, Francisco Zapata, and Vladik Kreinovich

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-86 in pdf
  • Secure Multi-Agent Quantum Communication: Towards the Most Efficient Scheme (A Pedagogical Remark)

    Olga Kosheleva and Vladik Kreinovich

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-85 in pdf
  • Detecting At-Risk Students: Empirical Results and Their Theoretical Explanation

    Edgar Daniel Rodriguez Velasquez, Olga Kosheleva, and Vladik Kreinovich

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-84 in pdf
  • Why Early Galaxies Were Pickle-Shaped: A Geometric Explanation

    Olga Kosheleva and Vladik Kreinovich

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-83 in pdf
  • Relativistic Effects Can Be Used to Achieve a Universal Square-Root (Or Even Faster) Computation Speedup

    Olga Kosheleva and Vladik Kreinovich

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-82 in pdf
  • Translating Discrete Estimates into a Less Detailed Scale: An Optimal Approach

    Thongchai Dumrongpokaphan, Olga Kosheleva, and Vladik Kreinovich

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-81 in pdf
  • Bhutan Landscape Anomaly: Possible Effect on Himalayan Economy (In View of Optimal Description of Elevation Profiles)

    Thach Ngoc Nguyen, Laxman Bokati, Aaron Velasco, and Vladik Kreinovich

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-80 in pdf
  • Towards Optimal Implementation of Decentralized Currencies: How to Best Select Probabilities in an Ethereum-Type Proof-of-Stake Protocol

    Thach Ngoc Nguyen, Christian Servin, and Vladik Kreinovich

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-79 in pdf
  • Symmetries Are Important

    Vladik Kreinovich

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-78 in pdf
  • Should School Feel Like a Family: Lessons from Business Controversy as Interpreted by Decision Making Theory

    Olga Kosheleva, Julian Viera, and Vladik Kreinovich

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-77 in pdf
  • From Gig Economy to Gig Education

    Olga Kosheleva, Julian Viera, and Vladik Kreinovich

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-76 in pdf
  • Psychological Behavior of English Learners Utilizing a Cognitive Tutor in an Online Pre-Calculus

    Julian Viera Jr., Olga Kosheleva, and Vladik Kreinovich

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-75 in pdf
  • Probability-Based Approach Explains (and Even Improves) Heuristic Formulas of Defuzzification

    Christian Servin, Olga Kosheleva, and Vladik Kreinovich

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-74 in pdf
  • How to Describe Correlation in the Interval Case?

    Carlos Jimenez, Francisco Zapata, and Vladik Kreinovich

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-73 in pdf
  • Experimental Determination of Mechanical Properties Is, In General, NP-Hard -- Unless We Measure Everything

    Yan Wang, Oscar Galindo, Michael Baca, Jake Lasley, and Vladik Kreinovich

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-72 in pdf
  • All Maximally Complex Problems Allow Simplifying Divide-and-Conquer Approach: Intuitive Explanation of a Somewhat Counterintuitive Ladner's Result

    Olga Kosheleva and Vladik Kreinovich

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-71 in pdf
  • In the Discrete Case, Averaging Cannot Be Consistent

    Olga Kosheleva and Vladik Kreinovich

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-70 in pdf
  • Preferences (Partial Pre-Orders) on Complex Numbers -- in View of Possible Use in Quantum Econometrics

    Songsak Sriboonchitta, Vladik Kreinovich, and Olga Kosheleva

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-69 in pdf
  • Comparing US and Russian Grading Scales

    Olga Kosheleva and Vladik Kreinovich

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-68 in pdf
  • Need to Combine Interval and Probabilistic Uncertainty: What Needs to Be Computed, What Can Be Computed, What Can Be Feasibly Computed, and How Physics Can Help

    Songsak Sriboonchitta, Thach Ngoc Nguyen, Vladik Kreinovich, and Hung T. Nguyen

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-67 in pdf
  • Towards Parallel Quantum Computing: Standard Quantum Teleportation Algorithm Is, in Some Reasonable Sense, Unique

    Oscar Galindo, Olga Kosheleva, and Vladik Kreinovich

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-66 in pdf
  • Why Max and Average Poolings are Optimal in Convolutional Neural Networks

    Ahnaf Farhan, Olga Kosheleva, and Vladik Kreinovich

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-65 in pdf
  • A Symmetry-Based Explanation of the Main Idea Behind Chubanov's Linear Programming Algorithm

    Olga Kosheleva, Vladik Kreinovich, and Thongchai Dumrongpokaphan

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-64 in pdf
  • Why Bohmian Approach to Quantum Econometrics: An Algebraic Explanation

    Vladik Kreinovich, Olga Kosheleva, and Songsak Sriboonchitta

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-63 in pdf
  • Decision Making Under Interval Uncertainty: Beyond Hurwicz Pessimism-Optimism Criterion

    Tran Anh Tuan, Vladik Kreinovich, and Thach Ngoc Nguyen

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-62 in pdf
  • How to Select the Best Paper: Towards Justification (and Possible Enhancement) of Current Semi-Heuristic Procedures

    Francisco Zapata, Olga Kosheleva, and Vladik Kreinovich

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-61 in pdf
  • Which Fuzzy Logic Operations Are Most Appropriate for Ontological Semantics: Theoretical Explanation of Empirical Observations

    Vladik Kreinovich and Olga Kosheleva

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-60 in pdf
  • Why Triangular and Trapezoid Membership Functions: A Simple Explanation

    Vladik Kreinovich, Olga Kosheleva, and Shahnaz Shabazova

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-59 in pdf
  • Asset-Based Teaching and Learning with Diverse Learners in Postsecondary Settings

    Erika Mein

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-58 in pdf
  • Why Triangular and Trapezoid Membership Functions Are Efficient in Design Applications

    Afshin Gholamy, Olga Kosheleva, and Vladik Kreinovich

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-57 in pdf
  • Summation of Divergent Infinite Series: How Natural Are the Current Tricks

    Mourat Tchoshanov, Olga Kosheleva, and Vladik Kreinovich

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-56 in pdf
  • Why STEM?

    Olga Kosheleva and Vladik Kreinovich

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-55 in pdf
  • A Turing Machine Is Just a Finite Automaton with Two Stacks: A Comment on Teaching Theory of Computation

    Vladik Kreinovich and Olga Kosheleva

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-54 in pdf
  • Composing a Cross-platform Development Environment Using Maven

    Terry J. Speicher and Yoonsik Cheon

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-53 in PDF
  • Optimization under Fuzzy Constraints: From a Heuristic Algorithm to an Algorithm That Always Converges

    Vladik Kreinovich and Juan Carlos Figueroa-Garcia

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-52 in pdf
  • Measurement-Type "Calibration" of Expert Estimates Improves Their Accuracy and Their Usability: Pavement Engineering Case Study

    Edgar Daniel Rodriguez Velasquez, Carlos M. Chang Albitres, and Vladik Kreinovich

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-51 in pdf | UTEP-CS-18-51a in pdf
  • Current Quantum Cryptography Algorithm Is Optimal: A Proof

    Oscar Galindo, Vladik Kreinovich, and Olga Kosheleva

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-50 in pdf | UTEP-CS-18-50a in pdf
  • Algorithmic Need for Subcopulas

    Thach Ngoc Nguyen, Olga Kosheleva, Vladik Kreinovich, and Hoang Phuong Nguyen

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-49 in pdf
  • Blockchains Beyond Bitcoin: Towards Optimal Level of Decentralization in Storing Financial Data

    Thach Ngoc Nguyen, Olga Kosheleva, Vladik Kreinovich, and Hoang Phuong Nguyen

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-48 in pdf
  • Quantum Approach Explains the Need for Expert Knowledge: On the Example of Econometrics

    Songsak Sriboonchitta, Hung T. Nguyen, Olga Kosheleva, Vladik Kreinovich, and Thach Ngoc Nguyen

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-47 in pdf
  • Why Quantum (Wave Probability) Models Are a Good Description of Many Non-Quantum Complex Systems, and How to Go Beyond Quantum Models

    Miroslav Svitek, Olga Kosheleva, Vladik Kreinovich, and Thach Ngoc Nguyen

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-46 in pdf
  • Why Hammerstein-Type Block Models Are So Efficient: Case Study of Financial Econometrics

    Thongchai Dumrongpokaphan, Afshin Gholamy, Vladik Kreinovich, and Hoang Phuong Nguyen

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-45 in pdf
  • Why the Best Predictive Models Are Often Different from the Best Explanatory Models: A Theoretical Explanation

    Songsak Sriboonchitta, Luc Longpre, Vladik Kreinovich, and Thongchai Dumrongpokaphan

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-44 in pdf
  • How to Take Expert Uncertainty into Account: Economic Approach Illustrated by Pavement Engineering Applications

    Edgar Daniel Rodriguez Velasquez, Carlos M. Chang Albitres, Thach Ngoc Nguyen, Olga Kosheleva, and Vladik Kreinovich

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-43 in pdf
  • Why Threshold Models: A Theoretical Explanation

    Thongchai Dumrongpokaphan, Vladik Kreinovich, and Songsak Sriboonchitta

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-42 in pdf
  • Qualitative conditioning in an interval-based possibilistic setting

    Salem Benferhat, Vladik Kreinovich, Amelie Levray, and Karim Tabia

    link to abstract
  • Why Bellman-Zadeh Approach to Fuzzy Optimization

    Olga Kosheleva and Vladik Kreinovich

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-40 in pdf
  • How Interval Measurement Uncertainty Affects the Results of Data Processing: A Calculus-Based Approach to Computing the Range of a Box

    Andrew Pownuk and Vladik Kreinovich

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-39 in pdf
  • Soft Computing Ideas Can Help Earthquake Geophysics

    Solymar Ayala, Aaron Velasco, and Vladik Kreinovich

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-38 in pdf | UTEP-CS-18-38a in pdf
  • Fuzzy Ideas Explain a Complex Heuristic Algorithm for Gauging Pavement Conditions

    Edgar Daniel Rodriguez Velasquez, Carlos M. Chang Albitres, and Vladik Kreinovch

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-37 in pdf | UTEP-CS-18-37a in pdf
  • Analysis of Prosody Around Turn Starts

    Gerardo Cervantes and Nigel G. Ward

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-36 in pdf
  • When Is Propagation of Interval and Fuzzy Uncertainty Feasible?

    Vladik Kreinovich, Andrew M. Pownuk, Olga Kosheleva, and Aleksandra Belina

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-35 in pdf | UTEP-CS-18-35a in pdf
  • What Is the Economically Optimal Way to Guarantee Interval Bounds on Control?

    Alfredo Vaccaro, Martine Ceberio, and Vladik Kreinovich

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-34 in pdf | UTEP-CS-18-34a in pdf
  • Economics of Commitment: Why Giving Away Some Freedom Makes Sense

    Vladik Kreinovich, Olga Kosheleva, Mahdokht Afravi, Genesis Bejarano, and Marisol Chacon

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-33 in pdf
  • Why Under Stress Positive Reinforcement Is More Effective? Why Optimists Study Better? Why People Become Restless? Simple Utility-Based Explanations

    Francisco Zapata, Olga Kosheleva, and Vladik Kreinovich

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-32 in pdf
  • Towards Foundations of Interval and Fuzzy Uncertainty

    Mahdokht Afravi, Kehinde Akinola, Fredrick Ayivor, Ramon Bustamante, Erick Duarte, Ahnaf Farhan, Martha Garcia, Govinda K.C., Jeffrey Hope, Olga Kosheleva, Vladik Kreinovich, Jose Perez, Francisco Rodriguez, Christian Servin, Eric Torres, and Jesus Tovar

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-31 in pdf
  • Why Asset-Based Approach to Teaching Is More Effective than the Usual Deficit-Based Approach, and Why The New Approach Is Not Easy to Implement: A Simple Geometric Explanation

    Olga Kosheleva and Vladik Kreinovich

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-30 in pdf
  • Why Encubation?

    Vladik Kreinovich, Rohan Baingolkar, Swapnil S. Chauhan, and Ishtjot S. Kamboj

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-29 in pdf
  • Gartner's Hype Cycle: A Simple Explanation

    Jose Perez and Vladik Kreinovich

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-28 in pdf
  • Why Zipf's Law: A Symmetry-Based Explanation

    Daniel Cervantes, Olga Kosheleva, and Vladik Kreinovich

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-27 in pdf
  • Working on One Part at a Time is the Best Strategy for Software Production: A Proof

    Francisco Zapata, Malileh Zargaran, and Vladik Kreinovich

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-26 in pdf
  • Towards Foundations of Fuzzy Utility: Taking Fuzziness into Account Naturally Leads to Intuitionistic Fuzzy Degrees

    Christian Servin and Vladik Kreinovich

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-25 in pdf
  • How to Gauge Repair Risk?

    Francisco Zapata and Vladik Kreinovich

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-24 in pdf
  • How Intelligence Community Interprets Imprecise Evaluative Linguistic Expressions, and How to Justify This Empirical-Based Interpretation

    Olga Kosheleva and Vladik Kreinovich

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-23 in pdf | UTEP-CS-18-23a in pdf
  • How to Explain Empirical Distribution of Software Defects by Severity

    Francisco Zapata, Olga Kosheleva, and Vladik Kreinovich

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-22 in pdf | UTEP-CS-18-22a in pdf
  • How to Explain the Results of the Richard Thaler's 1997 Financial Times Contest

    Olga Kosheleva and Vladik Kreinovich

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-21 in pdf
  • Why Superforecasters Change Their Estimates on Average by 3.5%: A Possible Theoretical Explanation

    Olga Kosheleva and Vladik Kreinovich

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-20 in pdf
  • Virtual Agent Interaction Framework (VAIF): A Tool for Rapid Development of Social Agents

    Ivan Gris and David Novick

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-19 in pdf
  • Reverse Mathematics Is Computable for Interval Computations

    Martine Ceberio, Olga Kosheleva, and Vladik Vladik Kreinovich

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-18 in pdf
  • Italian Folk Multiplication Algorithm Is Indeed Better: It Is More Parallelizable

    Martine Ceberio, Olga Kosheleva, and Vladik Kreinovich

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-17 in pdf
  • From Traditional Neural Networks to Deep Learning: Towards Mathematical Foundations of Empirical Successes

    Vladik Kreinovich

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-16 in pdf
  • How to Monitor Possible Side Effects of Enhanced Oil Recovery Process

    Jose Manuel Dominguez Esquivel, Solymar Ayala Cortez, Aaron Velasco, and Vladik Kreinovich

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-15 in pdf
  • Optimization of Quadratic Forms and t-norm Forms on Interval Domain and Computational Complexity

    Milan Hladik, Michal Cerny, and Vladik Kreinovich

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-14 in pdf
  • Which t-Norm Is Most Appropriate for Bellman-Zadeh Optimization

    Vladik Kreinovich, Olga Kosheleva, and Shahnaz Shahbazova

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-13 in pdf
  • When Is Data Processing Under Interval and Fuzzy Uncertainty Feasible: What If Few Inputs Interact? Does Feasibility Depend on How We Describe Interaction

    Milan Hladik, Michal Cerny, and Vladik Kreinovich

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-12 in pdf
  • Why Skew Normal: A Simple Pedagogical Explanation

    Jose Guadalupe Flores Muniz, Vyacheslav V. Kalashnikov, Nataliya Kalashnykova, Olga Kosheleva, and Vladik Kreinovich

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-11 in pdf
  • A New Kalman Filter Model for Nonlinear Systems Based on Ellipsoidal Bounding

    Ligang Sun, Hamza Alkhatib, Boris Kargoll, Vladik Kreinovich, and Ingo Neumann

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-10 in pdf
  • Why 70/30 or 80/20 Relation Between Training and Testing Sets: A Pedagogical Explanation

    Afshin Gholamy, Vladik Kreinovich, and Olga Kosheleva

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-09 in pdf
  • Why Learning Has Aha-Moments and Why We Should Also Reward Effort, Not Just Results

    Gerardo Uranga, Vladik Kreinovich, and Olga Kosheleva

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-08 in pdf
  • Why Burgers Equation: Symmetry-Based Approach

    Leobardo Valera, Martine Ceberio, and Vladik Kreinovich

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-07 in pdf
  • Lotfi Zadeh: a Pioneer in AI, a Pioneer in Statistical Analysis, a Pioneer in Foundations of Mathematics, and a True Citizen of the World

    Vladik Kreinovich

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-06 in pdf
  • Type-2 Fuzzy Analysis Explains Ubiquity of Triangular and Trapezoid Membership Functions

    Olga Kosheleva, Vladik Kreinovich, and Shahnaz Shahbazova

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-05 in pdf
  • How Many Monte-Carlo Simulations Are Needed to Adequately Process Interval Uncertainty: An Explanation of the Smart Electric Grid-Related Simulation Results

    Afshin Gholamy and Vladik Kreinovich

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-04 in pdf
  • Measures of Specificity Used in the Principle of Justifiable Granularity: A Theoretical Explanation of Empirically Optimal Selections

    Olga Kosheleva and Vladik Kreinovich

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-03 in pdf | UTEP-CS-18-03a in pdf
  • How to Efficiently Compute Ranges Over a Difference Between Boxes, With Applications to Underwater Localization

    Luc Jaulin, Martine Ceberio, Olga Kosheleva, and Vladik Kreinovich

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-02 in pdf | UTEP-CS-18-02a in pdf
  • How to Detect Crisp Sets Based on Subsethood Ordering of Normalized Fuzzy Sets? How to Detect Type-1 Sets Based on Subsethood Ordering of Normalized Interval-Valued Fuzzy Sets?

    Christian Servin, Olga Kosheleva, and Vladik Kreinovich

    link to abstract | UTEP-CS-18-01 in pdf | UTEP-CS-18-01a in pdf