Dr Simon Coupland

Job: Principal Lecturer

Faculty: Technology

School/department: School of Computer Science and Informatics

Research group(s): Centre for Computational Intelligence (CCI)

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 207 8419

E: simonc@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk/cci


Personal profile

Simon Coupland is a researcher working in the area of type-2 fuzzy logic.  Simon has worked on the underpinning mathematics of the field making a number of important contributions.  He also works on practical problems in this area including control, decision making and computing with words.

Research group affiliations

Centre for Computational Intelligence

Publications and outputs 

Click here to view a full listing of Simon Coupland's publications and outputs. 

Research interests/expertise

Understanding the performance capabilities of type-2 fuzzy logic.

Improving the computational performance of type-2 fuzzy logic systems.

Assessing other extensions to type-1 fuzzy sets and systems such as triangular type-2 fuzzy sets and non-stationary fuzzy systems.

The application of type-2 fuzzy logic to real-world problems.

Areas of teaching

MSc Computing/IT/ISM Introduction to computer systems.

Occasional lectures to MSc CIR on fuzzy logic, neural networks and recent advances in research.   


PhD in Computer Science

BSc (Hons) Computing

Courses taught

IMAT3404 Mobile Robots

Honours and awards

Joint Winner IEEE CIS Pre-college Education subcommittee Video Competition, 2012.

IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems Outstanding Paper Award, 2009.

British Computer Society Machine Intelligence Award Winner, 2008.

Membership of professional associations and societies

IEEE Member

Externally funded research grants information

FuzzyPhoto, AHRC, 01/11/12 – 31/10/14, CI, Stephen Brown.

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