Lodwick, Weldon A.
Total Authors: 2
 Chulalongkorn Univ, Dept Math & Comp Sci, Fac Sci, Bangkok 10330 - Thailand
 Univ Colorado, Dept Math & Stat Sci, Denver, CO 80202 - USA
Total Affiliations: 2
FUZZY SETS AND SYSTEMS;
NOV 16 2013.
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Random sets and probability intervals could be represented as uncertain parameters in a linear program. However, they are not the same. This paper presents a method by which an intersection of random sets provides an approximation of a given probability interval. Two specific random sets generating this approximation are used to construct probability density mass functions that provide the smallest and the largest expected values with respect to the probability interval uncertainty. We show that our construction is computationally more efficient than computing directly from probability intervals. These results are applied to linear programs with random set and probability interval uncertainties to obtain optimal solutions with respect to pessimistic, optimistic, and minimax regret approaches. (C) 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (AU)