November 21, 2002 from
9:30 - 11:30 in CoLab, SFU
Speakers: Adrian Lewis and Warren Hare
Adrian Lewis, SFU
Talks on: "NUMERICAL OPTIMIZATION OF MATRIX STABILITY"
Robust stability problems in feedback control involve
varying a parametrized matrix in order to move its eigenvalues
"robustly" into the left halfplane. I will discuss various
notions of robustness, and present some graphical illustrations
of computational approaches.
Warren Hare, SFU
Talks on: "ON THE ANALYSIS OF CRITICAL POINTS"
Abstract: By adding the assumption of prox-regularity for partly smooth functions, we can develop strong results discribing when critical points are local minimums. In this talk I discuss prox-regularity, partial smoothness, and their consequences.