Topics in optimal control and game theory
Professor Onesimo Hernandez-Lerma, Departamento de Mathematicas, CINVESTAV-IPN, Mexico

Abstract:

Optimal control and game theory are very active research fields partly because they provide a rich source of complex mathematical problems, and partly because of their applicability in such diverse areas as engineering, economics, finance, and (renewable and nonrenewable) resource management, to name a few. This talk is a nontechnical introduction, mainly via examples, to some topics in control and game theory, including adaptive control, minimax control (a.k.a. "worst-case control" or "games against nature"), partially observable systems (a.k.a. "hidden Markov models"), cooperative and noncooperative game equilibria, etc.

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