On February 21, 2023, Meike Hatzel from the National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo gave a talk at the Discrete Math Seminar on the parameterized complexity of the Directed Multicut problem with three pairs of terminals, which is to find a vertex cut of size at most k separating three pairs of terminals. The title of her talk was “Fixed-Parameter Tractability of Directed Multicut with Three Terminal Pairs Parametrised by the Size of the Cutset: Twin-Width Meets Flow-Augmentation“.
On February 14, 2023, Raphael Steiner from ETH Zürich gave a talk at the Discrete Math Seminar on a stronger version of Hadwiger’s conjecture, which finds a clique minor in which one of its branch set is a singleton. The title of his talk was “Strengthening Hadwiger’s conjecture for 4- and 5-chromatic graphs“. He is currently visiting the IBS discrete mathematics group for 2 weeks.
On February 1, 2023, Benjamin Bergougnoux from the University of Warsaw gave an online talk at the Virtual Discrete Math Colloquium about proving tight lower bounds for the running time of various problems parameterized by rank-width. The title of his talk was “Tight Lower Bounds for Problems Parameterized by Rank-width“.
On January 31, 2023, Abhishek Methuku from ETH Zürich gave a talk at the Discrete Math Seminar on the resolution of the Erdős-Faber-Lovász conjecture for all large instances. The title of his talk was “A proof of the Erdős–Faber–Lovász conjecture“. Abhishek Methuku was a former member of the IBS Discrete Mathematics Group in 2019-2020.