Summer school SPSAS-ACO

Posted by: Michael SCHYNS
Date:2016-02-17
Contact:sp.school2016@ime.usp.br


FIRST CALL: São Paulo School of Advanced Science on Algorithms, Combinatorics and Optimization, July 2016, Brazil

The São Paulo School of Advanced Science on Algorithms, Combinatorics and Optimization (SPSAS-ACO) will be held from 18 to 29 July 2016, at the University of São Paulo, Brazil.

http://sp-school2016.ime.usp.br

The school is aimed at Master's students, PhD students, and young researchers.  Exceptional undergraduate students may also qualify.

COURSES:

- Robert Kleinberg (Cornell), Combinatorial stochastic search and selection

- Yoshiharu Kohayakawa (USP), The regularity method and blow-up lemmas for sparse graphs

- Alexandr Kostochka (UIUC), Coloring sparse graphs with few colors

- Daniel Král' (Warwick), Graph limits and their applications in extremal combinatorics

- Cláudio L. Lucchesi (UFMS), The perfect matching polytope, solid bricks and the perfect matching lattice

- Flávio K. Miyazawa (UNICAMP) and Fernando Mário de Oliveira Filho (USP), Geometric packing

- Rob Morris (IMPA), The method of hypergraph containers

- Sinai Robins (USP), Harmonic analysis on polytopes and cones

- Levent Tunçel (Waterloo), Semidefinite programming techniques in combinatorial optimization

- Eli Upfal (Brown), Sample complexity and uniform convergence

- David Williamson (Cornell), Recent progress in approximation algorithms for the traveling salesman problem

Additionally, there will be a series of talks on advanced research topics and participants will be invited to present their work in poster sessions.  The school will provide a congenial environment for participant interactions.

Participants may choose the courses they will attend, but are expected to stay for the whole duration of the school (arrival date: 17 July; departure date: 30 July).  We expect to have around 85 students and young researchers.

COSTS AND FELLOWSHIPS:

Local expenses of all participants will be fully covered.  Help towards travelling expenses will also be provided to most participants.

APPLICATION:

Funding applications sent by March 28 will receive full consideration.

An online application form will soon be available at http://sp-school2016.ime.usp.br

SPONSOR

The school is financed by the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), under the SPSAS program: http://espca.fapesp.br/home