# Triangle Area Graduate Mathematics Conference Fall 2017

###### Organized by the AMS Graduate Student Chapter at NCSU, Funded by the AMS

The fifth Triangle Area Graduate Mathematics Conference is November 11, 2017. TAGMaC is a one-day semiannual conference for students in the graduate mathematics departments of the Triangle area (and all over North Carolina) to come together and share their research with one another. This meeting features short talks by graduate students and a keynote speech by Alessandro Arlotto (more info below).

Title of keynote talk: *Probability, optimization, and dynamic control*

Abstract: In this talk, I will discuss several examples of dynamic and stochastic optimization problems in which a decision maker seeks to maximize the total expected rewards she collects over a finite time horizon. With this objective in mind, I will derive limit theorems for the distribution of the total reward that the decision maker earns when she implements an optimal policy. A similar discussion will also take place for policies that are asymptotically optimal.

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**Contact:** ncsumathams@ncsu.edu

**Student Organizers:** Faye Pasley, Georgy Scholten, Daniel Scofield, Helen Cleaves

**Faculty Advisor:** Radmila Sazdanovic