STA 290 Seminar: Alfred Hero

Alfred Hero

Event Date

Location
Mathematical Sciences 1147 (Colloquium Room)

SPEAKER: Alfred Hero, University of Michigan

TITLE:  “Shortest paths through many points”

ABSTRACT: Shortest paths through a set of points (nodes) arise in applications ranging from operations research to machine learning.  When the node attributes are real valued and path length is increasing in Euclidean distance,  a stochastic homogenization of the discrete shortest path problem reduces it to a continuous calculus of variations problem as the number of nodes approaches infinity. Such continuum limits can give insight and lead to continuum approximations to solutions of the shortest paths problem. 

WEBSITE: https://hero.engin.umich.edu/

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DATE: Thursday, June 6th, 4:10pm

LOCATION: MSB 1147, Colloquium Room

REFRESHMENTS: 3:30pm MSB 4110 (4th floor lounge)