DCL Seminar Series: Naomi Leonard

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    • Friday January 25, 2019
      11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: TSRB 132
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Summary Sentence: Symmetry, bifurcation, and multi-agent decision-making

Full Summary: Symmetry, bifurcation, and multi-agent decision-making


The presentation will cover nonlinear dynamics for distributed decision-making that derive from principles of symmetry and bifurcation.  Inspired by studies of animal groups, including house-hunting honeybees and schooling fish, the nonlinear dynamics describe a group of interacting agents that can manage flexibility as well as stability in response to a changing environment.


Naomi Ehrich Leonard is Edwin S. Wilsey Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and associated faculty in Applied and Computational Mathematics at Princeton University.  She is a MacArthur Fellow, and Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, SIAM, IEEE, IFAC, and ASME.  She received her BSE in Mechanical Engineering from Princeton University and her PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland.  Her research is in control and dynamics with application to multi-agent systems, mobile sensor networks, collective animal behavior, and human decision dynamics. 

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