Nonlinear Oscillations, Dynamical Systems, and Bifurcations of Vector Fields

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Description: 

The study of nonlinear oscillations, dynamical systems, and bifurcations of vector fields may not yield the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything, but it's a good start. This talk will show how such techniques can lead to potential novel treatments for Parkinson's disease and cardiac arrhythmias. This work has benefited greatly from contributions and inspiration from Phil Holmes and his students, postdocs, and colleagues, and the talk will be offered as a humble tribute to Phil on the occasion of his retirement, through a personal lens.

Speaker: 
Jeff Moehlis, University of California, Santa Barbara
Location: 
Bowen Hall
Room number or other detail: 
Room 222
Date/Time: 
Friday, October 9, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Faculty Host: 
Rowley
Hosting Group: 
Dynamics and Control

Speaker Bio

Jeff Moehlis received a Ph.D. in Physics from UC Berkeley in 2000, and was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics at Princeton University from 2000-2003. He joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UC Santa Barbara in 2003. He has been a recipient of a Sloan Research Fellowship in Mathematics and a National Science Foundation CAREER Award, and was Program Director of the SIAM Activity Group in Dynamical Systems from 2008-2009. Jeff's current research includes applications of dynamical systems and control techniques to neuroscience, cardiac dynamics, energy harvesting, and collective behavior.