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Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

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Title:Some open questions and results in discrete event control
Seminar:Applied Algebra and Network Theory Seminar
Speaker:Christopher Griffin, ARL/Penn State
Discrete event control is the application of formal language theory to the problem of controlling systems best described through events, rather than differential or difference equations. It is similar in spirit (though not in mathematics) to symbolic dynamical systems. In this context, controllability and observability predicates can be formulated. These formulations occur on languages defined over a free monoid $\Sigma^*$. In this talk, we will introduce the basic results from classical discrete event control and discuss newer results on decidability of the controllability and observability predicates on classes of languages generated by infinite memory systems. Open questions will be discussed.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB106
Date:09 / 21 / 2011
Time:02:30pm - 03:20pm