Toward a 'New' Mathematical Frontier for Dynamical Systems

Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDTiCal
ISI MDR, 11th Floor Conference Room
This event is open to the public.
CPS Seminar Series
Ryan Goodfellow

This talk will provide a glimpse into a mathematical field of research that has been gradually building momentum in the dynamical systems and systems science fields, differential-algebraic equations. I put 'new' in quotes, because we are really talking about 50 years of progress here. Over the last 5 years we have seen a shift in main stream engineering tools from ODE to DAE foundations. This is due in large part to the fact that the convergence of the underlying theory with practical simulation and analysis algorithms is mostly a recent phenomena. This talk will touch on the past, present and future of this body of research, with pointers to tools that are useful today in the context of where they have come from mathematically. Particular attention will be paid to the very recent 'projector methods' which have been the primary influence for my own research in cyber-physical systems.

Bio: Ryan Goodfellow is a PhD candidate at Washington State University for graduate school and worked for many years at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) Research on real time simulation and control platforms for the power grid. He is also a computer scientist at the DETER testbed and applies his background for large scale simulation and emulation of cyber-physical systems on the testbed.

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