Self-interaction and Learning in Random Structures

Self-interaction and Learning in Random Structures
Date & Time: 
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 -
16:45 to 17:45
Pierre Michael Tarres, Visiting Professor of Mathematics
Room 210, NYU Shanghai | 1555 Century Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai


Self-interacting processes model phenomena observed in physics, economics, population genetics and ethology, but are also interesting on their own for their mathematical relevance. They are generally governed by a simple local rule, which creates a global structure as a result of its repeated iteration.
For instance, self-interacting random walks can be self-repelling or self-attracting, in other words more likely to stay away from or to come back to the places already visited before. In general, those self-interacting processes are not Markov processes, and therefore in some sense ''learn'' from the memory of their past behavior, as a consequence of the interaction feature. Their global dynamics arises from a network of intertwining local dynamics which interact in a subtle manner, so that the classical tools of dynamical systems or random walks in random environment are generally not sufficient on their own for their study.

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