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On a Belgian Chocolate Stabilization Problem

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Abstract:
We give a detailed numerical and theoretical analysis of a stabilization problem posed by V. Blondel in 1994. Our approach illustrates the effectiveness of a new “gradient sampling” algorithm for finding local optimizers of nonsmooth, nonconvex optimization problems arising in control, as well as the power of nonsmooth analysis for understanding variational problems involving polynomial roots and eigenvalues.

Type of Seminar:
Public Seminar
Speaker:
Professor Michael Overton
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
Date/Time:
Jun 29, 2005   13:15
Location:

ETH Zentrum, Gloriastr. 35, Building ETZ, Room J 91
Contact Person:

Dr. Johann Löfberg
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