Francis Benyah


Contact Information

Rm 2.17

Mathematics Dept.

New Sciences Building

Tel: +27 21 959-2704




Ph.D (Western Australia)



Research Interests:

Optimal Control

Numerical Analysis

Mathematical Epidemiology


A Selection of Publications:
  • Wong, K. H.; Jennings, L. S.; Benyah, F. Control parametrization method for free planning time optimal control problems with time-delayed arguments. Proceedings of the Third World Congress of Nonlinear Analysts, Part 8 (Catania, 2000). Nonlinear Anal. 47 (2001), no. 8, 5679–5689, 49M30

  • Wong, K. H.; Jennings, L. S.; Benyah, F. The control parametrization enhancing transform for constrained time- delayed optimal control problems. ANZIAM J. 43 (2001/02), (E), E154–E185, 49M37 (49J15)

  • Benyah, Francis; Jennings, Les S. A review of ill-conditioning and regularization in optimal control computation. Optimization methods and applications, 23–44, Appl. Optim., 52, Kluwer Acad. Publ., Dordrecht, 2001, 49M25 (49-02 65J20)

  • Benyah, F.; Jennings, L. S. The L-curve in regularisation of optimal control computation. J. Austral. Math. Soc. Ser. B 40 (1998/99), (E), E138–E172 (electronic). (Reviewer: R. Tichatschke), 49M30 (65K10)

  • Benyah, F.; Jennings, L. S. Ill-conditioning in optimal control computation. Proceedings of the Eighth International Colloquium on Differential Equations (Plovdiv, 1997), 81–88, VSP, Utrecht, 1998, 49M25 (65J20)


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