March 28 – Seminar by distinguished speaker Dr. Kurt Bryan

This notice appeared in the Weekly Phoenix between March 21, 2023 and March 28, 2023.

March 21, 2023

The Department of Applied Mathematics will host a fascinating seminar by distinguished speaker Dr. Kurt Bryan. The seminar is titled Designing Cruise Control Using ODE’s and Laplace Transform.

Abstract: Control Theory plays an essential role in most modern technology, and PID (“Proportional-Integral-Derivative”) control is one of the most common classes of control algorithm. This technique is often applied to physical systems that are modeled by differential equations. I’ll show a simple application that my students have enjoyed, designing a “cruise control” for an automobile. This application also illustrates a nontrivial application of the Laplace transform (beyond solving ODEs).

  • Date: Tuesday, March 28
  • Time: 12-1 p.m.
  • Location: IST-1068

Dr. Kurt Bryan has 10 years of experience doing mathematics in industry and government and taught for 29 years as a professor of mathematics at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana. His interests lie in partial differential equations, inverse problems, mathematical modeling, and involving undergraduates in research. Bryan is the author of two textbooks, “Discrete Fourier Analysis and Wavelets with Applications to Signal and Image Processing” and the SIMIODE textbook “Differential Equations: A Toolbox for Modeling the World”.

For more information, contact Christina Heredia.