Interval and fuzzy optimization. Applications to data envelopment analysis

  1. Younesi, Atefeh
Dirixida por:
  1. Manuel Arana Jiménez Director

Universidade de defensa: Universidad de Cádiz

Fecha de defensa: 24 de maio de 2022

  1. Sebastián Lozano Segura Presidente/a
  2. María del Carmen Sánchez Gil Secretaria
  3. Víctor Blanco Izquierdo Vogal
  1. Estadistica e Investigación Operativa

Tipo: Tese

Teseo: 721094 DIALNET lock_openTESEO editor


Enhancing concern in the efficiency assessment of a set of peer entities termed Decision Making Units (DMUs) in many fields from industry to healthcare has led to the development of efficiency assessment models and tools. Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) is one of the most important methodologies to measure efficiency assessment through the comparison of a group of DMUs. It permits the use of multiple inputs/outputs without any functional form. It is vastly applied to production theory in Economics and benchmarking in Operations Research. In conventional DEA models, the observed inputs and outputs possess precise and realvalued data. However, in the real world, some problems consider imprecise and integer data. For example, the number of defect-free lamps, the fleet size, the number of hospital beds or the number of staff can be represented in some cases as imprecise and integer data. This thesis considers several novel approaches for measuring the efficiency assessment of DMUs where the inputs and outputs are interval and fuzzy data. First, an axiomatic derivation of the fuzzy production possibility set is presented and a fuzzy enhanced Russell graph measure is formulated using a fuzzy arithmetic approach. The proposed approach uses polygonal fuzzy sets and LU-fuzzy partial orders and provides crisp efficiency measures (and associated efficiency ranking) as well as fuzzy efficient targets. The second approach is a new integer interval DEA, with the extension of the corresponding arithmetic and LU-partial orders to integer intervals. Also, a new fuzzy integer DEA approach for efficiency assessment is presented. The proposed approach considers a hybrid scenario involving trapezoidal fuzzy integer numbers and trapezoidal fuzzy numbers. Fuzzy integer arithmetic and partial orders are introduced. Then, using appropriate axioms, a fuzzy integer DEA technology can be derived. Finally, an inverse DEA based on the non-radial slacks-based model in the presence of uncertainty, employing both integer and continuous interval data is presented.