Stochastic Kolmogorov Systems: Some Recent Results

January 29, 2021, Zoom

George Yin


In this talk, we study stochastic Kolmogorov systems. The motivation stems from dealing with important issues of ecological and biological systems. Concentrating on environmental noise, we will address such fundamental questions as "what are the minimal conditions for long-term persistence of a population, or for long-term coexistence of interacting species". We present some recent work in this direction.

Speaker's Bio

George Yin received the B.S. degree in mathematics from the University of Delaware in 1983, and the M.S. degree in electrical engineering and the Ph.D. degree in applied mathematics from Brown University in 1987. He joined Wayne State University in 1987, became Professor in 1996, and University Distinguished Professor in 2017. He moved to the University of Connecticut in 2020. His research interests include stochastic processes, stochastic control, and stochastic systems theory and applications. He served as Co-chair for a number of conferences and served on many committees for IEEE, IFAC, and SIAM. He was Chair of the SIAM Activity Group on Control and Systems Theory and was on the Board of Directors of the American Automatic Control Council. He is Editor-in-Chief of SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, Associated Editor of
Applied Mathematics and Optimization, ESAIM: Control, Optimisation and Calculus of Variations, and on the editorial boards of many other journals. He was an Associate Editor of Automatica 1995-2011, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control 1994-1998, and Senior Editor of IEEE Control Systems Letters 2017-2019. He is a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of IFAC, and a Fellow of SIAM.