Technion Department of Electrical Engineering Vincent Meyer Colloquium Speaker: Professor Robert Ghrist Title: Topological Methods for Systems and Signals Date: Wednesday, May 16 at 12:45 Place: Meyer Bldg., Auditorium 1003 [Refreshments at 12:30, the lecture will start at 12:45] Abstract: This talk will survey some recent advances in a qualitative approach to signal processing using tools from algebraic topology. Topology --- the mathematics of qualitative description and local-to-global inference --- is an ideal tool-set for several applications in engineering, especially in settings that are coordinate-free or otherwise employ "minimal" types of data. The applications surveyed here will span localization, mapping, aggregation, and optimization in robotics, sensing, and planning. Short Bio: Robert Ghrist is the Andrea Mitchell Professor of Mathematics & Electrical/ Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. He previously held tenured positions at Georgia Tech and the University of Illinois. Prof. Ghrist received a Presidential Early Career Award for Science and Engineering from President Bush in 2004, and was named to Scientific American"top 50" for research in 2007. His many contributions focus on contemporary applied mathematics, especially topological methods, where he has been a major force in integrating topological thinking into real world technological situations. Professor Ghrist will also deliver a Mathematics Colloquium Title: Constructible Sheaves and Data Date: Monday, May 14 at 15:30 Amado Bldg., Room 232 (Refreshments at 15:00, in the Math Lounge, 8th floor) For further information see: <http://webee.technion.ac.il/Vincent-Meyer-Colloquium> (( But it seems to me that this website has not been updated yet. M.C.)) The "poster" for this event is at <http://www.math.technion.ac.il/~techm/temp/20120516GHRI.pdf> --------------------------------------------------------- Technion Math. Net (TECHMATH) Editor: Michael Cwikel <techm@math.technion.ac.il> To see today's activities and other future and past activities go to <http://www.math.technion.ac.il/~techm/today.html> Announcement from: Michael Cwikel <mcwikel@math.technion.ac.il> ----------