General meeting of all members of NODES and their PhD students.
Room USB.1.006, Urban Sciences Building, Newcastle University, 1 Science Square, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 5TG, for a map see here.
14.00-14.45 David Bourne (Durham, Maths): Semi-discrete optimal transport theory 14.45-15.15 Tea/Coffee break
15.15-16.00 Sadegh Soudjani (Newcastle, CS): The Robot Routing Problem for Collecting Aggregate Stochastic Rewards
David Bourne (Durham, Maths): Semi-discrete optimal transport theory
Abstract: In this talk I will introduce the topic of semi-discrete optimal transport theory and present some results in pure maths (best approximation of L^1 functions by discrete measures) and some applications in economics, information theory and materials science.