Control Theory and Algebraic Geometry

Friday, September 15, 2006 - 9:00am - 9:50am
EE/CS 3-180
Sanjay Lall (Stanford University)
This talk will discuss how many problems in control theory may be
formulated as problems of algebraic geometry. Topics covered include
realization theory, homotopy methods for pole placement, construction
of Schur functions, stabilization via coprime factorization, systems
over rings, controllability, and multidimensional systems. We also
discuss more recent research in the area of decentralized control.