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IMA New Directions Short Course
Topics in Control Theory
May 27 - June 13, 2014

Tryphon GeorgiouUniversity of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Control Theory is undergoing rapid development.  The three-week short course will introduce the audience to three distinct areas in control.  These topics are mathematical in nature and are appropriate for mathematicians interested in pursuing research in control theory.  The lectures will be tutorial in nature but will touch on current research.  The topics will be revisited in greater depth during the IMA 2015-2016 Annual Thematic Program in Control Theory and its Applications.

Week 1:  (May 27-31, 2014) Optimization and control
Main lecturers: Pablo Parrilo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Ben Recht, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Week 2:  (June 2-6, 2014) Distributed optimization and control
Main lecturers: Stephen Morse, Yale University and Angelia Nedich, University of Illinois

Week 3: (June 9-13, 2014) Optimal mass transport and distributed systems 
Main lecturers: Allen Tannenbaum, Stony Brook University and Svetlozar Rachev, Stony Brook University

Participants must apply for at least two contiguous weeks of participation.