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Matrix decompositions in tropical algebra

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  • Full or part time
    Dr S Sergeev
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

Tropical linear algebra is a counterpart of the linear algebra developed over the tropical semiring. This is a relatively new branch of linear algebra that appeared in 1960’s and has enjoyed rapid development over the last two decades, which has been also due to its applicability in scheduling and discrete event systems.
In this project, it is proposed to investigate and develop further some of the existing matrix decompositions in tropical algebra (like LU or QR and CSR decomposition), and to find new analogues to those decompositions that exist in the conventional linear algebra. The theoretical results could then find their application in scheduling, or be useful in the conventional numerical analysis (via some approximation ideas).

Funding Notes

This research project is in competition for funding with one or more of other projects in this institution. The project which receives the best applicant will be awarded the funding.
The funding is only available to UK citizens who are resident in the UK or those who have been resident in the UK for a period of 3 years or more.

Non-UK Students: If you have the correct qualifications and access to your own funding, either from your home country or your own finances, your application to work on this project will be considered.

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