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Tutorials: Exploiting Graph Structure in Algorithms (April 24th - April 27th, 2014)


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This set of tutorials will cover the many important techniques developed in recent years for fixed-parameter algorithms (finely characterizing algorithmic performance by parameters beyond the problem size), approximation algorithms (guaranteeing near-optimal solutions), graph classes (particularly minors and treewidth), lower-bound techniques, and applications to practical networks. The tutorials will assume only basic algorithmic knowledge (at the level of an introductory graduate algorithms class).

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Thursday April 24th
Time Description
8:30 - 9:00Registration
9:00 - 10:20Basic techniques of fixed-parameter tractability (Part 1), Saket Saurabh, Institute of Mathematical Sciences
10:30 - 11:00Coffee/Tea Break
11:00 - 12:30Basic techniques of fixed-parameter tractability (Part 2), Daniel Lokshtanov, University of Bergen
12:30 - 2:00Break for Lunch & Free Time
2:00 - 3:30Kernelization, Saket Saurabh, Institute of Mathematical Sciences
3:30 - 4:00Coffee/Tea Break
FridayApril 25th
Time Description
9:00 - 10:20Treewidth and applications, Fedor Fomin, University of Bergen
10:30 - 10:45Coffee/Tea Break
10:45 - 11:15Open Problem Session
11:15 - 12:45Minors & Algorithms , Erik Demaine, MIT
SaturdayApril 26th
Time Description
9:00 - 10:20Approximation Algorithms, MohammedTaghi Hajiaghayi, University of Maryland
10:30 - 11:00Coffee/Tea Break
11:00 - 12:30Lower bounds, Daniel Marx, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
SundayApril 27th
Time Description
9:00 - 10:20Separators, Daniel Marx, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
10:30 - 11:00Coffee/Tea Break
11:00 - 12:30Connecting to the Real-World/Applications, Blair Sullivan, North Carolina State University