Western Illinois University: Macomb Campus
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Department of Mathematics
Undergraduate Research-Math 444
Name: Dinesh Ekanayake
Areas of Interest: control and system theory, optimal control and optimization, differential equations, functional and integral equations
Description: I would guide students interested in applied mathematics. Research projects would include modeling and control problems arising from interdisciplinary areas. Examples include problems pertinent to smart materials and structures, wind energy, imaging, and some of finance and biology. Students would study one or more aspects of modeling and control approaches, such as investigating possible models, studying existence, uniqueness and stability of feedback, robust or adaptive control. Students would be expected to study relevant literature, participate in analyzing and simulating, and write a report discussing the findings. The goal of such research would be for students to learn to apply their mathematical skills to complex real-life problems.