3rd annual Mississippi Discrete Mathematics Workshop

Dates: Nov 15 - 16, 2014

Featured speaker: Paul Balister

Graphic, representing a colored matching

  Ted Dobson dobson .at. math , msstate , edu Mississippi State University
  Klavdija Kutnar       klavdija.kutnar .at. upr , si University of Primorska
  Dragan Marušič       dragan.marusic .at. upr , si University of Primorska
  Laura Sheppardson       sheppard .at. olemiss , edu University of Mississippi
  Russ Woodroofe       rwoodroofe .at. math , msstate , edu       Mississippi State University

With partial support from:
     Mississippi State University; and University of Primorska through the ARRS research agency of Slovenia.

     All talks were held in Allen Hall room 21, on the Mississippi State Campus. (see on Google Maps)

Local information: linked here.

Participants and abstracts: linked here.

Slides: are linked below, as available.

  Group photos:
      Waiting for Sandi   Everyone is there
Paul Balister ("here's the problem")   Paul Balister ("the end")
Anna Bachstein Bernd Schroeder   Shaohui Wang Erik Westlund
Eric Gottlieb Rupei Xu Stacy McAdams  
  Other pictures:
      Setting up Between talks

Schedule and speakers:
   Most talks are 25 minutes, with 5 minutes for questions and setup between talks.
   Our room will have an excellent blackboard; projection equipment will also be available.

   To see abstracts, click on the title of a talk.

  10:40 - 11:05 Paul Fabel - Applications of trees and diamond free semilattices in geometry and topology
  11:10 - 11:35 Anna Bachstein slides Decomposition of cubic graphs on the torus and Klein-bottle
  11:40 - 11:50 Break
  11:50 - 12:15 Bernd Schroeder     slides   Using Algebraic Topology to prove performance guarantees for a constraint satisfaction algorithm?
  12:20 - 12:45 Drew Lewis slides A combinatorial approach to some questions from affine algebraic geometry
  12:50 - 14:00 lunch   (we'll order in food)
  14:00 - 15:00 Paul Balister slides Minimal symmetric differences of lines in projective planes (keynote)
  15:05 - 15:15 Break
  15:15 - 15:40 Shaohui Wang slides Padmakar-Ivan index of k-trees
  15:45 - 16:10 Erik Westlund slides Decomposing Cayley digraphs into isomorphic directed trees
  16:15 - 16:25 Break
  16:25 - 16:50 Rok Požar slides Solvable regular covering projections of graphs
  16:55 - 17:20 Eric Gottlieb slides An Erdős-Szekeres result for set partitions
  18:00 - whenever   Dinner/party at Ted Dobson's house
  9:30 - 9:55 Hehui Wu slides Fractional chromatic number and dichromatic number
  10:00 - 10:25 Jinko Kanno slides Towards a solution to the Seymour Conjecture
  10:30 - 10:40 Break
  10:40 - 11:05 Jeremy Lyle Binding number, cliques, and independent sets
  11:10 - 11:35 Rupei Xu slides (PowerPoint)   The minimum connectivity of graphs with a given degree sequence
  11:40 - 11:50 Break
  11:50 - 12:15 Stacy McAdams slides Deer: Minimal forbidden subgraphs

     Please email Russ Woodroofe to register for the conference.
     Click here to see who has already registered.

Last modified December 21, 2014