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There has been a steady growth in the interactions between control theory and various branches of the physical and biological sciences. These interactions have been significantly influenced by the increasing role of the dynamical systems perspective in these sciences. This series of talks is designed to highlight some of the exciting developments now taking place at the forefront of research in Control and Dynamical Systems and to draw attention to some of the emerging interdisciplinary connections. Since its establishment in 1996, this series has included contributions by engineers, mathematicians, physicists, and biologists engaged at the forefront of research in control systems, computation, cell biology, robotics, networking, cooperative pheonomena and other areas.

This series has been supported in part by the Army Research Office under the ODDR&E MURI97 Program Grant No. DAAG55-97-1-0114 to the Center for Dynamics and Control of Smart Structures (through Harvard University), and the ODDR&E MURI01 Program Grant No. DAAD19-01-1-0465 to the Center for Communicating Networked Control Systems (through Boston University), and by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research under under AFOSR Grant No. F49620-01-0415.

The CDS lecture series is associated with the Intelligent Servosystems Laboratory and the Center for Dynamics and Control of Smart Structures. Please visit the listing of all previous CDS lectures.

Lecture Schedule, Academic Year 2004-2005

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Thursday, June 16, 2:30 p.m.
CSIC (Bldg 406) Room 1115
Host: P.S. Krishnaprasad
Small Brains, Smart Minds: Vision, Navigation and 'Cognition' in Honeybees
Mandyam V. Srinivasan
Centre for Visual Sciences, Research School of Biological Sciences
Australian National University
Wednesday, February 23, 3:30 p.m.
CSIC (Bldg 406), Room 1115
Host: P.S. Krishnaprasad
Measurement and control in quantum information science
Hideo Mabuchi
Department of Physics and Control & Dynamical Systems
California Institute of Technology
Wednesday, September 8, 10:30 a.m.
A.V. Williams Building, Room 2168
Host: P. S. Krishnaprasad
Control Theoretic Aspects of Matrix Factorizations
Uwe Helmke
Mathematics Institute
University of Wuerzberg