Paloma T. Lima, Graph Square Roots of Small Distance from Degree One Graphs


Given a graph class $\mathcal{H}$, the task of the $\mathcal{H}$-Square Root problem is to decide whether an input graph G has a square root H that belongs to $\mathcal{H}$. We are interested in the parameterized complexity of the problem for classes $\mathcal{H}$ that are composed by the graphs at vertex deletion distance at most $k$

Akanksha Agrawal, Polynomial Kernel for Interval Vertex Deletion


Given a graph G and an integer k, the Interval Vertex Deletion (IVD) problem asks whether there exists a vertex subset S of size at most k, such that G-S is an interval graph. A polynomial kernel for a parameterized problem is a polynomial time preprocessing algorithm that outputs an equivalent instance of the problem whose size is bounded by

Robert Ganian, Solving Integer Linear Programs by Exploiting Variable-Constraint Interactions


Integer Linear Programming (ILP) is among the most successful and general paradigms for solving computationally intractable optimization problems in computer science. ILP is NP-complete, and until recently we have lacked a systematic study of the complexity of ILP through the lens of variable-constraint interactions. This changed drastically in recent years thanks to a series of results that together lay out a

Gwenaël Joret, Packing and covering balls in graphs excluding a minor


In 2007, Chepoi, Estellon, and Vaxès conjectured that there exists a universal constant $c>0$ such that the following holds for every positive integers $r$ and $k$, and every planar graph $G$: Either $G$ contains $k$ vertex-disjoint balls of radius $r$, or there is a subset of vertices of size at most $c k$ meeting all

Nick Brettell, On the graph width parameter mim-width


Maximum induced matching width, also known as mim-width, is a width parameter for graphs introduced by Vatshelle in 2012.  This parameter can be defined over branch decompositions of a graph G, where the width of a vertex partition (X,Y) in G is the size of a maximum induced matching in the bipartite graph induced by

Sebastian Siebertz, Rank-width meets stability


Forbidden graph characterizations provide a convenient way of specifying graph classes, which often exhibit a rich combinatorial and algorithmic theory. A prime example in graph theory are classes of bounded tree-width, which are characterized as those classes that exclude some planar graph as a minor. Similarly, in model theory, classes of structures are characterized by

Luke Postle, Further progress towards Hadwiger’s conjecture


In 1943, Hadwiger conjectured that every graph with no $K_t$ minor is $(t-1)$-colorable for every $t\ge 1$. In the 1980s, Kostochka and Thomason independently proved that every graph with no $K_t$ minor has average degree $O(t\sqrt{\log t})$ and hence is $O(t\sqrt{\log t})$-colorable.  Recently, Norin, Song and I showed that every graph with no $K_t$ minor is

Zihan Tan, Towards Tight(er) Bounds for the Excluded Grid Theorem


We study the Excluded Grid Theorem, a fundamental structural result in graph theory, that was proved by Robertson and Seymour in their seminal work on graph minors. The theorem states that there is a function $f$, such that for every integer $g > 0$, every graph of treewidth at least $f(g)$ contains the g×g-grid as a minor. For every

Chun-Hung Liu (劉俊宏), Asymptotic dimension of minor-closed families and beyond

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The asymptotic dimension of metric spaces is an important notion in  geometric group theory. The metric spaces considered in this talk are  the ones whose underlying spaces are the vertex-sets of (edge-)weighted  graphs and whose metrics are the distance functions in weighted graphs.  A standard compactness argument shows that it suffices to consider the  asymptotic

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