Event Type:

Lonseth Lecture

Date/Time:

Tuesday, May 7, 1996 - 05:00

Guest Speaker:

Robert Osserman

Institution:

Stanford University

Abstract:

Mathematics plays a major role in formulating and modeling real-world problems--but models are never right the first time. So mathematics also enters in speeding up complicated calculations, optimizing whatever the current model may be, figuring out its defects, and then producing a more realistic model. This talk will describe how mathematicians and computer scientists have worked with experts in radio engineering and user interface design to produce not only a useful product for Lucent Technologies (a software tool for designing wireless communication systems), but also original mathematical research in optimization and computational geometry.