On January 23, 2024, Zichao Dong from the IBS Extremal Combinatorics and Probability Group gave a talk at the Discrete Math Seminar on a d-dimensional analog of a variation of the Erdős-Szekeres problem among n points of bounded pairwise distances. The title of his talk was “Convex polytopes in non-elongated point sets in R^d“.
On January 16, 2024, Matthew Kroeker from the University of Waterloo gave a talk at the Discrete Math Seminar on the average number of points on planes (or affine subspaces) determined by points. The title of his talk was “Average flat-size in complex-representable matroids“.
On January 11, 2024, Jinyoung Park (박진영) from NYU gave a talk at the Discrete Math Seminar on the number of antichains of subsets of an n-element set. The title of her talk was “Dedekind’s Problem and beyond”.
The IBS Discrete Mathematics Group welcomes Zichao Dong and Ander Lamaison, two new research fellows at the IBS Extremal Combinatorics and Probability Group and welcomes Qiang Zhou, a new visiting student of the IBS Extremal Combinatorics and Probability Group.
Dr. Zichao Dong received his Ph.D. from the Carnegie Mellon University in 2023 under the supervision of Prof. Boris Bukh.
Qiang Zhou is a graduate student from the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He will stay until the end of June 2024.
On January 2, 2024, Daniel McGinnis from Iowa State University gave a talk at the Discrete Math Seminar on applications of the KKM theorem to various problems in discrete geometry. The title of his talk is “Applications of the KKM theorem to problems in discrete geometry“.
The IBS Discrete Mathematics Group welcomes Mujin Choi (최무진) and Dohyeon Lee (이도현), new graduate students of the Discrete Mathematics Group from January 2024.
Mujin Choi entered the Seoul National University in 2016, received his B.S. degree from the Department of Mathematical Sciences of Seoul National University in 2023, and entered the Department of Mathematical Sciences of KAIST as a graduate student in September 2023. His advisor is Sang-il Oum.