## SOME REGULARITY RESULTS FOR THE PSEUDOSPECTRAL ABSCISSA AND PSEUDOSPECTRAL RADIUS OF A MATRIX

The $\epsilon$-pseudospectral abscissa $\alpha_\epsilon$ and radius $\rho_\epsilon$ of an n x n matrix are respectively the maximal real part and the maximal modulus of points in its $\epsilon$-pseudospectrum, defined using the spectral norm. It was proved in [A.S. Lewis and C.H.J. Pang. Variational analysis of pseudospectra. SIAM Journal on Optimization, 19:1048-1072, 2008] that for fixed … Read more

## The mathematics of eigenvalue optimization

Optimization problems involving the eigenvalues of symmetric and nonsymmetric matrices present a fascinating mathematical challenge. Such problems arise often in theory and practice, particularly in engineering design, and are amenable to a rich blend of classical mathematical techniques and contemporary optimization theory. This essay presents a personal choice of some central mathematical ideas, outlined for … Read more