Distinguished DCL Seminar

Fri Sep 23 2022 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
118 Auditorium, Technology Square Research Building

Distinguished DCL Seminar

Stochastic Kolmogorov Systems and Applications

September 23, 2022

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: 118 Auditorium, Technology Square Research Building


George Yin


Department of Mathematics

University of Connecticut


In this talk, we will present some of our recent work on stochastic Kolmogorov systems. The motivation stems from dealing with important issues of ecological and biological systems. Focusing on environmental noise, we aim to address such fundamental questions: “what are the minimal conditions for long-term persistence of a population, or long-term coexistence of interacting species”. Some optimal control problems are also examined. [The talk reports some of our joint works with  D.H. Nguyen, N.T. Dieu, N.H. Du, and N.N Nguyen.]


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 BrownUniversity in 1987. He joined the Department of Mathematics, Wayne State University in 1987 and 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 systems theory, and applications. He was Chair of the SIAM Activity Group on Control and Systems Theory, and  was Co-chair of a number of conferences; he served on the Board of Directors of the American Automatic Control Council.  He is  Editor-in-Chief of SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization. He serves on (or served on) editorial boards of over 20 journals and book series including Automatica 1995-2011, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control  1994-1998, and IEEE Control Systems Letters 2017-2019. He is a Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of IFAC, and  Fellow of SIAM.


118 Auditorium, Technology Square Research Building