Simon Foucart


Texas A&M University


Wednesday, March 9, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm



340 N Rowland Hall

For a function observed through point evaluations, is there an optimal way to recover it or merely to estimate a dependent quantity? I will give an affirmative answer to this data-focused question, especially  under the assumption that the function belongs to a model set defined by approximation capabilities.  In fact, I will uncover computationally implementable linear recovery maps that are optimal in the worst-case setting. I will present some recent and ongoing works extending the theory in several directions, with particular emphasis put on observations that are inexact---adversarially or randomly.