3 April 2012
6pm - 8pm
Venue: Fale Pasifika, Building 275, 20 Wynyard Street, Auckland City.
Host: Department of Statistics
Cost: Free- all welcome.
The Internet has attracted the attention of many theoreticians, eager to understand the remarkable success of this diverse and complex artefact. One strand of this effort has been a framework that allows the various detailed algorithms used to control congestion, choose routes and allocate resources to be seen as a distributed mechanism solving a global optimization problem. The talk will review the framework, and discuss topics such as fairness and stability, as well as current engineering efforts to improve the reliability and robustness of the Internet.
Professor Frank Kelly FRS, University of Cambridge
About the speaker:
Frank Kelly is Professor of the Mathematics of Systems at the University of Cambridge, and Master of Christ's College.
His main research interests are in random processes, networks and optimization. He is especially interested in applications to the design and control of networks and to the understanding of self-regulation in large-scale systems.
Frank Kelly has received numerous prizes for his work, and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1989, and a Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Engineering in 2012.
He served as a Chief Scientific Adviser to the United Kingdom's Department for Transport from 2003 to 2006, and has been chair of the Council for the Mathematical Sciences since 2010.
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5.30pm Tea and coffee will be available prior to the lecture
6pm Public lecture
7pm Snacks and light refreshments and an opportunity to meet with the speaker.
The University of Auckland Hood Fellowships are generously supported by the Lion Foundation.
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