Computing and Mathematical Sciences Colloquium

Monday April 10, 2017 4:00 PM

What mathematical algorithms can do for the real (and even fake) world

Speaker: Professor Stanley Osher, Professor of Mathematics & Computer Science, Electrical Engineering & Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles
Location: Annenberg 105

I will give a very personal overview of the evolution of mainstream applied mathematics from the early 60's onwards. This era started pre computer with mostly analytic techniques, followed by linear stability analysis for finite difference approximations, to shock waves, to image processing, to the motion of fronts and interfaces, to compressive sensing and the associated optimization challenges, to the use of sparsity in Schrodinger's equation and other PDE's, to overcoming the curse of dimensionality in parts of control theory and in solving the associated high dimensional Hamilton-Jacobi equations.

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Contact: Carmen Nemer-Sirois at (626) 395-4561 carmens@cms.caltech.edu