Sponsored by the Rutgers University Department of Mathematics and the
Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS)
Title: Building a Database of Dynamical Systems
Speaker: Konstantin Mischaikow, Rutgers University and Georgia Tech
Date: Thursday, February 1, 2007 5:00pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
In many application there are models for dynamics but specific parameters are unknown or not directly measurable. This suggests the need to be able to search through parameter space for specific types of dynamic behavior. Ideally, this would be done numerically in some automated manner, and then later the researcher would be able to query the results. To do this requires the development of a database that contains useful rapidly identifiable information about the types of dynamics simulated numerically. I will discuss ongoing efforts to develop such a data base. I will emphasize what I believe is the essential information that such a database must contain and the open problems that must be resolved before such a database can be efficiently constructed and queried.