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Research Topics

 

Recent Research of Unit "Operations Research and Control Systems" (ORCOS), 2014 − 2018

Main Research Topics

  • Dynamic optimization of heterogeneous and spatial systems - 20%
  • Numerical methods for optimal control and estimation - 10%
  • Variational inequalities, stability and computation of equilibria – 20%
  • Optimal control of ODE-systems - 10%
  • Control models with hybrid dynamics, delays, impulse control - 15%
  • Multiple equilibria, Skiba sets, Hopf and Bautin bifurcations – 5%
  • Multistage optimal control and dynamic games – 10%
  • Model predictive control - 5%
  • Discrete optimization and games - 5%

Main Applications

  • Business models for electric smart grids
  • Endogenous growth in heterogeneous economies
  • Global warming, emission restrictions, and behaviour of economic agents
  • Contagious and evolutionary phenomena in heterogeneous populations
  • Optimal harvesting pattern in heterogeneous populations
  • Hybrid control models in economics; technological innovation and diffusion
  • Efficient counter-insurgency measures and optimal control of deviant behaviour, illicit drugs, corruption, etc.

 

 

Research of Unit "Operations Research and Control Systems" (ORCOS), 2009 − 2014

Main research topics

  • Dynamic optimization of heterogeneous systems - 35%
  • Optimal control of ODE-systems - 30%
  • Control models with hybrid dynamics, delays, stochastic inputs - 25%
  • Discrete optimization and games - 10%

Main applications

  • Endogenous growth in heterogeneous economies
  • Global warming, emission restrictions, and behaviour of economic agents
  • Contagious and evolutionary phenomena in heterogeneous populations
  • Optimal prevention, treatment and law enforcement of illicit drug epidemics  -  click here for details
  • Health economics: life-cycle dynamic optimization models regarding health care and retirement – click here for details
  • Hybrid control models in economics
  • Dynamic models for public security – click here for details
  • Economic geography – click here for details
  • Control of demographic parameters of fixed-size populations
  • Modelling international conflict situations; Local interaction in finite population games