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An introduction to optimal control and dynamic games

This is a nontechnical introduction, mainly by means of examples, to some topics in control and game theory. These topics include adaptive control, minimax control (also known as “worst–case control” or “games against nature”), partially observable systems (alias controlled “hidden Markov models”), cooperative and noncooperative game equilibria, among others.
Type of Seminar:
Public Seminar
Prof. Onésimo Hernandez–Lerma
Mathematics Department, CINVESTAV–IPN, Mexico City
May 06, 2009   CANCELLED

ETH Zentrum, Building ETZ, Room E 6
Contact Person:

Prof. John Lygeros
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Biographical Sketch:
Onésimo Hernández–Lerma Obtained the “licenciatura” degree from the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) in Mexico City, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Brown University, Providence, R.I., USA. Since 1978 he has been with the Mathematics Department of CINVESTAV (Center for Research and Advanced Studies), IPN. His research interests include stochastic control, dynamic games, Markov processes, and infinite– dimensional linear programming. In these areas and related subjects, he has published over 100 research papers in international journals and 10 books, the last one, Continuous–Time Markov Decision Processes (Springer), will appear this year. He has supervised 15 Ph.D. theses. Among other honors, he received the Sciences National Award from the Government of Mexico (2001), a doctorate honoris causa by the University of Sonora (2003), the Lazaro Cardenas Medal from the IPN (2008), and the Scopus Prize by Elsevier(2008).