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Webinar: Control of reaction-diffusion models arising in Social and Biological Sciences

Enrique Zuazua. FAU-AvH, Alemania; Fundación Deusto, Bilbao; UAM, Madrid

We analyse the control of reaction-diffusion models arising in social and biological sciences.

Frequently in applications, their control plays an important role when avoiding population extinction or propagation of infectious diseases, enhancing multicultural features, etc.

When addressing these issues one of the main challenges is that the solution, typically a proportion or a density function, needs to preserve given lower and upper bounds (taking values in [0; 1])). Controlling the system to the desired final configuration then becomes complex, and sometimes even impossible.

In the present work, we analyse the controllability to constant steady-states under constraints and provide both positive results in ling time horizons and exhibit also some barrier effects that may arise when the domains where the dynamics evolve is too large.

This lecture is inspired on joint works with C. Pouchol, D. Ruiz-Ballet and E. Trélat.

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Meeting ID: 923 446 667

This session is part of seminars about “Control en Tiempos de Crisis”


Mon 20th Apr 2020


5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Mon 20th Apr 2020
  • Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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  • Enrique Zuazua
    Enrique Zuazua
    Alexander von Humboldt Professorship | Head of the Chair of Computational Mathematics | Professor of Applied Mathematics

    Enrique Zuazua (Eibar, Basque Country – Spain, 1961) holds an Alexander von Humboldt Professorship at the Friedrich–Alexander University (FAU), Erlangen (Germany). He is also the Director of the Chair of Computational Mathematics at Deusto Foundation, Universidad de Deusto (Bilbao, Basque Country-Spain) where he leads the research team funded by the ERC Advanced Grant DyCoN project. He is also a Professor of Applied Mathematics since 2001 at the Department of Mathematics of the Autonomous University of Madrid where he holds a Strategic Chair.
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