PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

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Title:Traffic flow and intelligent motions of large groups
Seminar:Computational and Applied Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker:Benedetto Piccoli, Istituto per le Applicazioni del Calcolo, Rome, Italy
Abstract:
In recent years a growing interdisciplinary interest showed up for moving groups of intelligent agents, which includes vehicular traffic, pedestrian flows, moving robots and animal groups. We first review various results and applications about modelling of vehicular traffic via conservation laws, with special focus on networks. Then we discuss an alternative mathematical framework, based on time-evolving measures, which can be applied to pedestrian flows and animal/robot groups. The latter is still macroscopic but takes into account microscopic issues.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB114
Date:02 / 27 / 2009
Time:03:35pm - 04:25pm