Participant Testimonials

Feb 13 - Feb 18, 2011

As an Engineer working in control applications, my main interests were numerical methods for the HJB(I) equations. This workshop has given me the opportunity to meet some of the major contributors to this field. Besides the comprehensive talks, the informal discussions provided me important insights on some subjects and some problems to pursue. These informal discussions would be harder to achieve by electronic contacts or in larger meetings. This meeting was also useful to establish preliminary contacts for future collaboration, with new meetings already scheduled for the short-term.

Jorge Estrela da Silva Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto

I had a very productive time - Diogo Gomes and I started and made substantial progress on a paper about numerical methods for mean field games.

Adam Oberman Simon Fraser University

My participation in the BIRS workshop has exceeded my expectations. I have found the whole content very useful and in particular the Tutorials offered by four of the participants. I was familiar with one of the themes treated in the tutorials but not that much with the other three. I have learned a lot from them and from the discussions that came out during these tutorials. I think this was a very good start for a workshop where different approaches on the numerical treatment and algorithm design for the approximation of the solution of Hamilton-Jacobi equations are studied. On the other hand the wide variety of the applications and results presented during the rest of the participative talks has given me an insight into some problems I was not familiar. From my experience, it has been the kind of research meeting that you start with some ideas on your mind and leave with some of them solved and many other new ones in project. I left BIRS with much more enthusiasm to continue working on this field. I have met new colleagues that I can understand in a similar "mathematical-numerical language" with common interests in specific applications. We will hopefully start new collaborations in common projects in the future. This workshop has definitely had and positive impact in my research interest. Thank you very much for the opportunity of having this great experience.

Susana Serna Matematiques, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona