Research

DaVinci

DaVinci

Faculty: Vijay Kumar

Project Homepage: http://kumar.cis.upenn.edu/davinci/index.html

The DaVinci project brings together mathematicians and engineers from the University of Iowa, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, to address the urgent need for a thorough understanding of the mathematics of engineering systems that can be modeled by Differential Algebraic Inequalities and Differential Complementarity Problems. The project will open a new chapter in applied mathematics in which classical differential equation theory is merged with contemporary mathematical programming methods. The deliverables of our research are a set of broadly applicable mathematical theories, algorithms, and computational tools that will have a direct impact on an array of engineering and scientific disciplines."