DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

APPLIED AND COMPUTATIONAL MATHEMATICS SEMINAR

**Speaker:**Konstantin Mischaikow, Rutgers University

**Title: ***
A combinatorial approach to dynamics applied to switching networks
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**Abstract:**
Models of multiscale systems, such as those encountered in systems biology, are often
characterized by heuristic nonlinearities and poorly defined
parameters. Furthermore, it is typically not possible to obtain
precise experimental data for these systems. Nevertheless,
verification of the models requires the ability to obtain meaningful
dynamical structures that can be compared quantitatively with the
experimental data. With this in mind we present a purely
combinatorial approach to modeling dynamics. We will discuss this approach in the context of switching
networks.

**Time:** Friday, December 5, 2014, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

**Place:** Exploratory Hall (formerly S & T II), Room 4106

Department of Mathematical Sciences

George Mason University

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