Optimal Sampling of Holomorphic Functionson the Unit Disc
Speaker:Prof. Charles Micchelli
Distinguished research Professor of Mathematics
University at Albany, State University of New York
Date & Time:18 Nov 2010 (Thursday) 17:00 - 18:00
Organized by:Department of Mathematics


We will discuss how to determine the optimal set of points in the unit disc to sample any function in L^2 having an extension to H^2 in a sense to be explained in detail in the lecture.


University at Albany professor Charles Micchelli has been appointed distinguished professor by the State University of New York (SUNY) Board of Trustees. The title Distinguished Professor is above the rank of full professor, and is the highest rank that can be achieved by a SUNY educator.

Micchelli, a professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, is one of the country's top scholars in applied mathematics. His research focuses on the efficient representation of functions. His scholarly record includes 10 authored or edited books, numerous conference presentations and more than 200 published papers.

"Professor Micchelli has made substantial and lasting contributions in leadership roles at all levels of the academy, and in his profession," said Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Carlos E. Santiago in nominating Micchelli for the honor. "He has proven to be a superb teacher of undergraduate students, even at the freshman level, where his brilliance, energy, and enthusiasm motivate to a striking degree."

Micchelli joined the University faculty in 1998. He was on the research staff of IBM at the Thomas J. Watson Center in Yorktown Heights from 1970 until he came to UAlbany. During his career he has held visiting faculty positions at more than 15 institutions. He earned his Ph.D. in mathematics from Stanford University.