Partial Differential Equations and some applications By Prof. Diogo Aguiar Gomes (KAUST)

  • Class schedule:  Thursday, Nov. 28th, 2013 from 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
  • Location: Building 9, Level 2, Room 2322  (Lecture Hall 1)
  • Refreshments: Pizza and Soft Drinks available @11:50 am

I will provide a brief glance on a number of elementary applications of partial differential equations, as well as difficulties that arise in its study. This talks aims to be a non-technical introduction to the research in this area with particular emphasis on problems close to my own interests.

Diogo Gomes is an Associate Professor in the Computer,  Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering Division. Prior to joining KAUST he was Professor at the Mathematics Department of the Instituto Superior Técnico, in Lisbon, and held positions as Bing instructor at the University of Texas in Austin and postdoctoral member of the Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton. He received his BSc in Physics Engineering and a MSc in Applied Mathematics at Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa, Portugal, and his PhD in Mathematics from the University of California at Berkeley. Author of more than fifty journal articles and conference publications, Diogo Gomes' research interests include mean field games, viscosity solutions, optimal control and applications such as computer vision, population dynamics and numerical methods. He has made significant contributions in the applications of viscosity solutions of Hamilton-Jacobi equations to Aubry-Mather theory, and to the theory of mean-field games.