On March 16, 2021, at the Discrete Math Seminar, Se-Young Yun (윤세영) from KAIST gave a talk on a theoretical analysis of recommendation systems in an online setting, not only proving a lower bound on the regret but also providing an algorithm almost matching these lower bounds. The title of his talk was “Regret in Online Recommendation Systems“.
On March 2, 2021, Kevin Hendrey from the IBS Discrete Mathematics Group presented his recent result with Pascal Gollin, Ken-ichi Kawarabayashi, O-joung Kwon, and Sang-il Oum on the half-integral Erdős-Posa property of cycles in a graph with edge labelling by multiple abelian groups at the Discrete Math Seminar. The title of his talk was “A unified half-integral Erdős-Pósa theorem for cycles in graphs labelled by multiple abelian groups“.
The IBS discrete mathematics group welcomes William Overman, a visiting graduate student from the University of California, Irvine. He was a visiting undergraduate student two years ago. He is planning to stay with us until the end of August 2021.
On March 1, 2021, the IBS Biomedical Mathematics Group (BIMAG/의생명수학그룹) is established. It is led by its Chief Investigator, Prof. Jae Kyoung Kim (김재경) from the Department of Mathematical Sciences of KAIST. BIMAG is located on the 3rd floor of the Theory Building of the IBS HQ. As of March 2021, the IBS Center for Mathematical and Computational Sciences has three independent groups; Discrete Mathematics Group (DIMAG), Data Science Group, and Biomedical Mathematics Group (BIMAG).
On February 16, 2021, Martin Ziegler from KAIST gave a talk at the Discrete Math Seminar on the encoding problem of metric spaces from the perspective of the complexity theory. The title of his talk was “Quantitative Coding and Complexity Theory of Continuous Data“.
On February 10, 2021, Jie Ma (马杰) from the University of Science and Technology of China gave an online talk at the Virtual Discrete Math Colloquium about the resolution of a conjecture of Boros, Caro, Füredi, and Yuster on the maximum number of edges in a 2-connected graph without two cycles of the same length. The title of his talk was “Non-repeated cycle lengths and Sidon sequences“.
On February 9, 2021, Doowon Koh (고두원) from Chungbuk National University gave a talk at the Discrete Math Seminar on the restriction conjecture for the cone in four dimensions and its applications to the upper bound on the point-sphere incidences in the field field setting. The title of his talk was “On the cone restriction conjecture in four dimensions and applications in incidence geometry“.