Lecture Series 1997

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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. Contributions by engineers and mathematicians will be complemented by presentations of work in areas of growing interest such as biological control, molecular dynamics, computational neuroscience etc.

This series is 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).

The CDS lecture series is associated with the Intelligent Servosystems Laboratory and the Center for Dynamics and Control of Smart Structures. Please visit the ISL Events web site for a listing of all past and future CDS lectures.

Lecture Schedule

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Friday, October 24, 1997, 1:00pm
A.V. Williams Building, Room 2168
Host: P. S. Krishnaprasad

Active Material Systems and Meso-Scale Actuator Designs
Greg P. Carman
University of California at Los Angeles, MANE Department

Thursday, April 24, 1997, 4:00pm
A.V. Williams Building, Room 2168
Host: P. S. Krishnaprasad

Random Walking During Quiet Standing
J. J. Collins
Boston University, Department of Biomedical Engineering