TOPICS IN OPTIMAL CONTROL, MINIMAX CONTROL AND GAME THEORY
March 28,OLS 005 2pm
Departamento de Matematicas
ABSTRACT: This is a nontechnical introduction, mainly thru examples, to
some recent 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. controlled "hidden Markov
models"), cooperative and noncooperative game equilibria, etc.
Onesimo Hernandez-Lerma is a leading researcher in the field of optimal
control of Markov processes. He co-authored "Discrete-Time Markov
Control Processes: Basic Optimality Criteria" Springer Verlag, 1996
(with Jean Lasserre) and "Adaptive Markov Control Processes" Springer
Verlag 1989. He is the recipient "2001 Sciences and Arts
NationalAward" granted by the Government of Mexico.