Friday, June 6, 2008 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

Random colorings of graphs

Speaker: Juan Vera
Affiliation: University of Waterloo
Room: Mathematics & Computer Building (MC) 5158

Abstract:

We consider the problem of generating a colouring of the graph G uniformly at random using a natural Markov chain algorithm: the Glauber dynamics. We survey results on generating random colorings for general graphs and present improved results on random colorings of planar graphs.

Joint work with Nayantara Bhatnagar, Thomas Hayes and Eric Vigoda.

Location 
MC - Mathematics & Computer Building
5158
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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