Department of Mathematics

Topical Seminar for Undergraduate Mathematicians

  •  Jun Kitagawa, MSU
  •  Optimal transport or: How I learned to stop worrying and grew my own shipping empire
  •  11/09/2018
  •  4:10 PM - 5:00 PM
  •  C304 Wells Hall

Optimal transport, a.k.a. the Monge-Kantorovich problem has been an active area of mathematics recently. It is an optimization problem, but has connections to PDEs, geometry, economics, image processing, kinetics, and probability, among other areas. I will start with the discrete optimal transport problem and explain some results about existence, duality, and computation. If time permits, I will discuss the continuous framework and some other variations of the problem.



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