Pi Mu Epsilon Lecture

Date: Time: 4:00 pm–4:50 pm
Avery Hall Room: 115
Additional Info: AVH
Contact: Steve Cohn, 402-472-7223, scohn1@math.unl.edu
Speaker: Suzanne Lenhart
Affiliation: University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Local Host: Daniel Toundykov
Title: The power of optimal control: from confining rabies to improving CPR

Additional Public Info:

<b>Abstract</b>: Optimal control techniques provide a way to optimally manage the dynamics of a model to achieve a goal. This talk will present optimal control of two models which are discrete in time. The first example involves difference equations that model cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The goal is to design external chest and abdomen pressure patterns to improve the blood flow in the heart in standard CPR procedure. The second example is an epidemic model for rabies in raccoons on a spatial grid. The goal is to find the optimal distribution pattern for vaccine baits to slow the spread of the disease.

Refreshments will be served in 348 Avery 3:30-4:00. The talk is free and open to the public.

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