Applied & Computational Mathematics seminar: Auxiliary functions as Koopman observables: Data-driven polynomial optimization for dynamical systems
Apr 28, 2023, 1:30 - 2:30 PM
Speaker: Jason Bramburger, Concordia University
Title: Auxiliary functions as Koopman observables: Data-driven polynomial optimization for dynamical systems
Abstract: Many important statements about dynamical systems can be proved by finding scalar-valued auxiliary functions whose time evolution along trajectories obeys certain pointwise inequalities that imply the desired result. The most familiar of these auxiliary functions is a Lyapunov function to prove steady-state stability, but such functions can also be used to bound averages of ergodic systems, define trapping boundaries, and so much more. In this talk I will highlight a method of identifying auxiliary functions from data using polynomial optimization. The method leverages recent advances in approximating the Koopman operator from data, so-called extended dynamic mode decomposition, to provide system-level information without system identification. The result is a model-agnostic computational method that can be used to bound quantities of interest, develop optimal state-dependent feedback controllers, and discover invariant measures.
Time: Friday, April 28, 2023, 1:30pm-2:30pm
Place: Exploratory Hall, Room 4106 and Zoom