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Events - 2016

Thursday, June 2, 2016 (all day) to Saturday, June 4, 2016 (all day)

Professor Henry Wolkowicz is a co-organizer of the Workshop on Nonlinear Optimization Algorithms and Industrial Applications.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

Title: Inverses of Trees

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

Title: Investigation of Crouzeix's Conjecture via Nonsmooth Optimization

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 — 2:30 PM to 3:50 PM EDT

Title: Coloring Graphs on Surfaces

Friday, May 27, 2016 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

Title: Following Pipe Dreams

Speaker: Nantel Bergeron

Affiliation:

Thursday, May 26, 2016 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

Title:  Canvases and Colouring

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

Title: Catalan numbers and critical points

Speaker: Kevin Purbhoo
Affiliation: University of Waterloo
Room: MC 6486

Abstract:

Friday, May 20, 2016 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

Title: Tight Load Balancing via Randomized Local Search

Thursday, May 19, 2016 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

Title: Density of Binary Matroids with no PG(t + 2; 2)-minor

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

Title: Uniform Mixing and Quantum Walks

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

Title: Characterizing planarity and graphicness by linear equations

Monday, May 16, 2016 — 4:15 PM EDT

Title: Stabilizing network bargaining games by blocking players

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 — 3:30 PM EDT

Title: Equitable partitions and quantum walks on graphs

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 — 2:30 PM EDT

Title: Approximation algorithms for facility location

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 — 2:30 PM EDT

Title: On the edit distance of powers of cycles

Friday, May 6, 2016 — 3:30 PM EDT

Title: Douglas-Rachford feasibility methods for matrix completion problems

Speaker: Jonathan Borwein
Affiliation: University of Waterloo
Room: MC 5501

Abstract: Many successful non-convex applications of the Douglas-Rachford reflection method for finding a point in the intersection of two sets can be viewed as the reconstruction of a matrix, with known properties, from a subset of its entries.  

Thursday, May 5, 2016 — 3:30 PM EDT

Title: On almost all matroids

Friday, April 22, 2016 — 3:30 PM EDT

Title: The history of Tutte-Whitney polynomials

Speaker: Graham Farr
Affiliation:

Monash University

Thursday, April 14, 2016 — 4:00 PM EDT

Title: Excluding a uniform matroid

Speaker: Jim Geelen
Affiliation: University of Waterloo
Room: MC 5417

Abstract: I will discuss various conjectures concerning minor-closed classes of matroids that omit a uniform matroid.

Thursday, April 14, 2016 — 3:00 PM EDT

Title: The inertia bound for a graph is not always tight

Monday, April 11, 2016 — 3:30 PM EDT

Title: On the linear convergence of the Frank-Wolfe algorithm

Speaker: Javier Pena
Affiliation: Carnegie Mellon University
Room: MC 6486

Abstract:

Friday, April 8, 2016 — 3:30 PM EDT

Title: Permutation factorization and methods from mathematical physics

Speaker: Sean Carrell
Affiliation: University of Waterloo
Room: MC 5501

Abstract:

Thursday, April 7, 2016 — 3:30 PM EDT

Title: Quantum walks on regular graphs

Monday, April 4, 2016 — 4:30 PM EDT

Title: Parallel algorithms for perfect matchings

Speaker: Nathan Lindzey
Affiliation: University of Waterloo
Room: MC 6486

Abstract:

Friday, April 1, 2016 — 3:30 PM EDT

Title: Traveling Salesman Problems

Speaker: Bill Cook
Affiliation: University of Waterloo
Room: MC 5501

Abstract: We discuss recent work and open research questions surrounding the traveling salesman problem.  The focus will be on topics having potential impact on the computational solution of large-scale NP-hard problems.

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