The Baillieul Distinguished Lecture is a new annual event meant to publicize and disseminate important developments in mathematics and statistics to a broad audience, made possible by a generous gift by John and Patricia Baillieul.

**Fall 2019**

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Anthony Bloch who will give lectures on October 10th and 11th titled Dynamics of Nonholonomic Systems and The Geometry of Integrable Systems and Optimal Control.

Dr. Bloch is the Alexander Ziwet Collegiate Professor of Mathematics and Department Chair at the University of Michigan. He is a leading scholar in the fields of geometric mechanics and control of mechanical systems with symmetry and authored the graduate textbook Nonholonomic Mechanics and Control. He received his PhD from Harvard in 1985, and has received many awards through his career, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and selection as a Fellow of the IEEE, a SIAM Fellow, and an AMS Fellow.

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