Graduate Student / Postdoc Seminar

Noisy Heteroclinic Networks and Sequential Decision Making

Speaker: Yuri Bakhtin

Location: Warren Weaver Hall 1302

Date: Friday, December 5, 2014, 1 p.m.


I will talk about small noisy perturbations of systems with multiple saddle-type equilibrium points. The goal is to give a precise description of the asymptotic behavior in the limit of vanishing noise and interpret the results in terms of sequential decision making. I will discuss applications to neural systems and psychology.