TOPICS IN OPTIMAL CONTROL, MINIMAX CONTROL AND GAME THEORY

March 28,OLS 005 2pm

Onesimo Hernandez-Lerma
Departamento de Matematicas
CINVESTAV-IPN
Mexico City

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.