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no. 1
June
2014
Vol.10,
ISSN 2203-109X
Welcome
Toby Walsh - Humboldt Research Award
Frances Rosamond, Editor, Charles Darwin University
Welcome to the Parameterized Complexity Newsletter.
Congratulations to many award-winners, graduates and
new job holders. We sadly announce the death of Professor Ed Blum, mathematician and computer scientist. Ed
always had confidence in Parameterized Complexity, and
was pleased at PC submissions to the JCSS journal.
EDWARD BLUM - in Memoriam
Congratulations to Toby Walsh, UNSW, NICTA for
Professor Edward Blum, Managing Editor of JCSS since the Humboldt Research Award, recognizing past and fuits inception in 1967, passed away in February. Ed played ture cutting-edge research impact. Toby visits Torsten
a vital role in the success of the journal, and we are truly Schaub, U. Potsdam and Rolf Niedermeier, TU Berlin.
indebted by his dedication to the authors and readers the
journal serves. He will be greatly missed.
Michael Fellows - EATCS Fellow
Contents of this issue:
Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
EDWARD BLUM - in Memoriam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Toby Walsh - Humboldt Research Award . . . . . . . . 1
Michael Fellows - EATCS Fellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
EATCS-IPEC NERODE PRIZE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Katrin Casel - DAAD Award . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Gabor Erdelyi - DFG Award . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Piotr Faliszewski - DFG Mercator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Fabrizio Grandoni - ERC Starting Grant . . . . . . . . 2
Danny Hermelin - Marie Curie Award . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Matthias Mnich - DFG Award. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Michal Pilipczuk - Meltzer Prize. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Michael Fellows - ETH-ABZ Honor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Rod Downey and Mike Fellows - New Book. . . . . . 3
New Ideas by Mike Fellows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Algorithms - Special Issue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
New Results in Multivariate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Outerplanar Diameter Improvement . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
IPEC 2014 - Sept . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Lorentz - Human Probabilistic Inference . . . . . . . . . 5
Bertinoro - PC and Approx . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
FUN with Algorithms - July. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
FLoC - July . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Dagstuhl Cognitive Science - August . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
School Bedlewo, Poland - August . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Algorithmic Social Choice - October . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Dagstuhl Optimality - Nov . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
LAW Cliques, Brazil - Nov . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Creative Math Sciences Communication - Dec . . . 6
Multivariate and Approximation - 2015 . . . . . . . . . . 6
New Resource - www.CSMaths.org . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Parameterized Complexity Blog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Moving Around . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Congratulations New PhDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
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Congratulations to Prof. Michael Fellows, Charles Dar- Fabrizio Grandoni - ERC Starting Grant
win University, conferred in 2014 as one of the ten inauCongratulations to Fabrizio Grandoni, Algorithms and
gural EATCS Fellows for “his role in founding the field
Complexity Group of IDSIA, U. Lugano for the ERC
of parameterized complexity theory ... and for being a
Starting Grant New Approaches to Network Design.
leader in computer science education.” Mike thanks everyone for their support. He feels tremendously honoured
Danny Hermelin - Marie Curie Award
personally, and for all of the field.
Congratulations to Danny Hermelin, Ben-Gurion U. of
the Negev, who has received an EU Marie Curie Career
Integration Grant of 100K Euros for a period of 4 years
The 2014 EATCS-IPEC Nerode Prize for a series of pafor MetaKer - New Directions in Meta-Kernelization.
pers on how to establish lower bounds on kernelization
will be awarded during IPEC. The two papers and prize
winners are: On problems without polynomial kernels,
Hans Bodlaender, Rodney Downey, Michael Fellows, Danny Hermelin. Journal of Computer and System Sciences 2009. Infeasibility of instance compression
and succinct PCPs for NP, Lance Fortnow, Rahul
Santhanam, same journal 2011. Hans L. Bodlaender
Casel, Erdelyi, Grandoni, and Hermelin
will give an invited talk at IPEC 2014. Congratulations,
all! http://eatcs.org/images/awards/nerode.pdf
EATCS-IPEC NERODE PRIZE
Matthias Mnich–DFG Award
Katrin Casel - DAAD Award
Congratulations to Katrin Casel for winning a DAAD
grant to visit Dr. Ljiljana Brankovic, U. Newcastle, AU.
Katrin is a PhD student of Henning Fernau, U. Trier.
Katrin is also holding a PhD grant awarded by the state
of Rhineland-Palatinate.
Gabor Erdelyi - DFG Award
Congratulations to Gabor Erdelyi, U. Siegen, who
has received a 167K Euros, two-year DFG award for
the project that includes parameterized and average-case
complexity of decision-making problems.
Congratulations to Matthias Mnich, University of
Bonn, for a DFG award for the project, Big Data Kernelization. The award is for 231K Euros for three years.
Apply for a PhD position to work on the project by contacting [email protected] Well done, Matthias.
Piotr Faliszewski - DFG Mercator Guest Michal Pilipczuk - Meltzer Prize
Professorship
Congratulations to Piotr Faliszewski, AGH U. Krakow.
Piotr has received a DFG Mercator Guest Professorship
to work with the group of Rolf Niedermeier, TU Berlin
on Parameterized Algorithmics for Voting Problems.
Congratulations to Michal Pilipczuk, U. Bergen, for
the 2014 Meltzer Prize for Young Researchers. Michal received his PhD in 2013 from U. Bergen. He holds masters
degrees in both Mathematics and Informatics from the U.
of Warsaw. The committee says: “What makes Michal’s
work exceptional is not the short time it took him to get
his PhD degree (in two years, with teaching duties), but
the depth and the diversity of his research. His contributions to research within theoretical computer science is
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equivalent to several PhD degrees. The number of exceptional results that he has contributed to is outstanding
not only for a young researcher but it is exceptional even
for internationally acknowledged professors in their most
productive years.”
Michael Fellows - ETH-ABZ Honor in
Computer Science Outreach
Congratulations to Michael Fellows, Charles Darwin
U., for the 2014 ABZ International Medal of Honor for
Fundamental Contributions to Computer Science Education, presented at ETH-Zurich. The award was given to
Computer Science Unplugged! www.csunplugged.org coauthors Tim Bell, U. Canterbury and Ian Witten, Otago
U. Activities are used in CS4HS (sponsored by Google),
codeweek.eu, and translated into 19 languages– a global
grass-roots movement.
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places of accuracy. Hardness results for problems involving real numbers are unsurprising, and meaningless. All
need to be revisited, as do all problems where hardness
results exploit numbers in binary. For example, all hardness results in computational game theory. Given the
errors and uncertainties in the data, realistic problem
legislation should probably stick to k different numbers
in unary.
2) Move Approximation Into the Modeling.
Related to the above point, it is reasonable to try to
move approximation issues into the modeling and problem legislation: for example, by replacing arithmetic
issues with real numbers, with problem legislation based
on relevant ultrafinite arithmetic, and parameterizing on
the size of that arithmetic. For a nice example concerning
the Heat-Sensitive Scheduling problem, see Fellows,
Gaspers, and Rosamond, Parameterizing on the Number
of Numbers, ToCS 50(4): (2012) 675-693.
Rod Downey and Mike Fellows - New
3) FPT-Turbocharging Greedy Heuristics.
Book
Most work to date in algorithms and complexity, inCongratulations to Rodney Downey, Victoria U.
Wellington and Michael Fellows, Charles Darwin U.
for their new book, Fundamentals of Parameterized Complexity, Springer, 2013. This 763–pager is an update to
the 1999 monograph.
cluding parameterized complexity, can be characterized
as top down. One legislates a computational problem
that captures all concerns, tries for a tractability result,
and hopes the result is useful on practical datasets - of
which we usually have limited understanding. An alternate approach would be to work bottom up. Start from a
heuristic H of some proven success. Evidently the heuristic has somehow implicitly captured some understanding
of the natural datasets. Try to identify a subroutine for
which an FPT result might contribute to an improved
heuristic H’. A nice example which seems to generalize
well the project of FPT-turbocharging greedy heuristics
can be found in the important paper of Hartung and
Niedermeier, Incremental List Coloring of Graphs, Parameterized by Conservation, TCS, 494:86-98, 2013.
Algorithms - Special Issue
New Ideas in Multivariate Algorithmics
There will be a special issue on “Parameterized Algorithms - Challenges from Real-World Applications” in
the open-access journal Algorithms published by MDPI,
edited
by Christian Komusiewicz, Stefan Kratsch,
Here are 3 new ideas that I would like to share that
and
Rolf
Niedermeier. Submission deadline is 31 May
have been central to our recent grant proposals in Aus2014,
but
slight delays of two weeks or so may be postralia.
sible. Please send a short abstract to [email protected]
1) Banish Real Numbers. To make a problem mdpi.com. See http://www.mdpi.com/si/algorithms/
definition which legislates real numbers to measure some- Parameterized_Algorithmics.
thing is daft and should be banned, despite having been
common practice for thirty years. In the context of
asymptotic complexity analysis, one would have to be- New Results in Multivariate Algorithmics
lieve that things can be measured to arbitrary accuracy.
Au contraire! There are probably quantum mechanical Keep up-to-date on new results and papers by looking
reasons why nothing can be measured to fifty decimal on www.fpt.wikidot.com at FPT papers in Conferences
and FPT papers On-Line by Bart Jansen.
For example, the wonderful result that graph isomorphism
by Michael Fellows, Charles Darwin University
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parameterized by treewidth is FPT has been shown by
Daniel Lokshtanov, Marcin Pilipczuk, Michal Pilipczuk,
and Saket Saurabh. The ArXiv paper is Fixed-parameter
tractable canonization and isomorphism test for graphs of
bounded treewidth.
A Polynomial-time Algorithm for Outerplanar Diameter Improvement
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maximal distances of any vertex in X to u and v, respectively. We call this set ecc(uv, H). Then, the
set minH∈C(G[X]) ecc(uv, H) is the set of at most two sets
of pairs representing the best possible diameter-D outerplanar completions of G[X]. We call this set ecc∗X (uv).
To compute ecc ∗X (uv), we first guess a vertex w ∈ X such that an optimal diameter-D outerplanar completion contains uw and vw.
This
gives rise to vertex sets Xu and Xv with u ∈
Xu , v ∈ Xv and w ∈ Xu ∩ Xv (See figure).
by Nathann Cohen (LRI Orsay), Eun Jung Kim (LAMSADE Paris), Daniel Gon¸calves, Christophe Paul, Ignasi Sau, Dimitrios M. Thilikos, and Mathias Weller (all
LIRMM Montpellier).
Introduction. Given a planar graph G and an integer D, Planar Diameter Improvement (PDI) asks
whether G can be turned into a planar graph of diameter at most D by adding (arbitrarily many) edges to G.
Although PDI was first mentioned by Dejter and Fellows [2] in 1993, the computational complexity of PDI is
still open. While the question whether it is NP-complete
is puzzling, Planar Diameter Improvement is known
to be FPT since its yes-instances are closed under taking
minors.
We report on our studies of the Outerplanar Diameter Improvement problem (OPDI) which, given
an outerplanar graph G = (V, E) and an integer D,
asks to add edges G so that the resulting graph, while
staying outerplanar, has diameter at most D. We
show that Outerplanar Diameter Improvement is
polynomial-time solvable by a dynamic programming
based algorithm, even when the input graph may be disconnected. We believe that this approach might be interesting for generalizations or variations of the OPDI problem, such as the one where we demand that the completed
graph has fixed outerplanarity or is series-parallel.
Settling the computational complexity of PDI remains the main challenge in this area. An explicit FPT
(or even an XP) algorithm would also be significant.
In the following, applying the ≤-relation on pairs
means element-wise comparison, that is (a, b) ≤
(x, y) ⇐⇒ a ≤ x ∧ b ≤ y. Likewise, for two
sets of pairs A and X, we define A ≤ X
⇐⇒
∀(a,b)∈A ∀(x,y)∈X (a, b) ≤ (x, y). Furthermore, for an outerplanar graph H, we denote by C (H) the set of completions of H whose diameter is at most D .
First, assume that our input graph G is 2-connected.
For each vertex v, we are going to compute a diameter-D
outerplanar completion of G that minimizes the eccentricity of v (that is, the maximum over all vertices x ∈ V
of dist(v, x)). We refer to this eccentricity by ecc∗G (v).
Let uv be an edge that is incident with v and
lies on the outer face of G and let X ⊆ V .
Then, for each H ∈ C (G[X]), there is a set of
pairs maxx∈X {(distH (u, x), distH (v, x))} denoting the
Then, ecc ∗X (uv) can be computed recursively. To this end,
for all Su ∈ ecc∗Xu (uw) and all Sv ∈ ecc∗Xv (vw), compute
ZSu :={(du , min{du , dw } + 1) | (du , dw ) ∈ Su }
ZSv :={(min{dv , dw } + 1, dv ) | (dv , dw ) ∈ Sv }.
Then, compute
ecc∗X (uv) =
min
min
∗
Su ∈ecc∗
Xu (uw) Sv ∈eccXv (vw)
max(ZSu ∪ ZSv ).
Since solutions for Xu and Xv are independent,
the recursion can be turned into a dynamic program running in O(n4 ) time. Then, ecc∗G (v) equals
minuv∈E max(du ,dv )∈ecc∗V (uv) dv where uv is on the outer
face of G.
Separator Vertices. If G is connected, but
not 2-connected, then the dynamic programming
is deficient if v (or u) is a separator because
it is not clear whether a connected component
of G − v should be in Xv or not (see figure).
To overcome this, we include a set Y of connected
components of G − {u, v} into the query of the dynamic
program: eccY (uv) is then defined as the maximal elements of {distG0 (u, x), distG0 (v, x) | x ∈ V 0 }, where
G0 =S(V 0 , E 0 ) is a diameter-D outerplanar completion
of G[ Y] that minimizes eccV 0 (uv). The resulting dynamic programming, however, may exceed polynomial
time since there are exponentially many choices for Y.
To take care of this, we employ a preprocessing routine
that removes all but 8 connected components of G − v.
Reduction Rule 1 Let G be an outerplanar graph with
a separator v. Let C1 , C2, . . . be the vertex sets of the connected components of G−v such that, with Bi := Ci ∪{v},
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the Bi are sorted by ecc∗G[Bi ] (v) in descending order.
Then, remove C9 , C10, . . . from G.
Connected Components. Finally, if the input is disconnected, we can use the previously described algorithm
to decide whether its connected components can be combined in a way that allows a diameter-D outerplanar completion. To this end, for each connected component C, we
compute a value that we call escalated eccentricity r + (C).
It denotes the minimum over all u ∈ C of ecc∗G[C∪{v}] (v),
where v is a new degree-one vertex attached to u. Using
a lower bound on the radius of diameter-D outerplanar
completions by Dankelmann et al.[1], we can then discard
connected components whose escalated radius is small,
since they can be attached to a center vertex of any solution. Finally, we show that connected components with a
large escalated radius have to be adjacent to each other
in any solution. Thus, by outerplanarity, there can only
be 3 of them. Thus, we can guess 2 edges (of the optimal
solution) connecting the graph.
All in all, the algorithm solves OPDI in O(n9 ) time.
References.
[1] P. Dankelmann, D.J. Erwin, W. Goddard, S. Mukwembi and H.C. Swart, A characterisation of eccentric
sequences of maximal outerplanar graphs, The Australasian Journal of Combinatorics, 58(3):376–391,
2014.
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Lorentz Workshop - Perspectives on Human Probabilistic Inference
Perspectives on Human Probabilistic Inference, Lorentz
Center, 12 –16 May. This interdisciplinary workshop
brings together neuroscientists, philosophers, computer
scientists, and cognitive scientists to foster new interdisciplinary perspectives on the role of probabilistic inference
in three themes. Several of the organizers are keen to apply multivariate algorithmics (FPT) in this context:
1) unifying conceptions of brain functioning,
2) mechanisms of phenomenological experience,
3) the computational realization of cognition.
Scientific organizers are Andy Clark (Edinburgh), Johan
Kwisthout (Nijmegen), Bill Phillips (Stirling), Iris van
Rooij (Nijmegen), Anil Seth (Brighton). Contact Iris van
Rooij ([email protected]).
Bertinoro - Parameterized Complexity
and Approximation
The workshop Frontiers and Connections between
Parametrization and Approximation takes place 25–30
May at the Bertinoro Center for Informatics.
Scientific organizing committee: Michael Fellows, Charles
Darwin U., Klaus Jansen, U. of Kiel, Vangelis Paschos,
U. Paris-Dauphine, and Hadas Shachnai, Technion.
[2] Italo J. Dejter and Michael Fellows, Improving the Diameter of a Planar Graph, Computer Science Dept.,
U. Victoria, BC, Ca., 1993.
IPEC 2014 - September
The 9th IPEC 2014 will be part of ALGO, also hosting
ESA and other workshops. Dates: 10–12 Sept, Wroclaw,
Poland. ALGO is 8 –12 Sept. (http://algo2014.ii.
uni.wroc.pl/ipec)
Excellent Student Paper Award: Authors have not
been awarded a PhD before submission deadline.
Poster Session: anyone can present a poster. The intention is to make it easier for those without an accepted
paper to attend IPEC and disseminate their results.
Algorithmica: Selected papers will be invited for a special
issue.
Invited Talk by Hans Bodlaender, Utrecht U., EATCSIPEC Nerode Prize winner.
Invited Tutorial by Stefan Szeider, Vienna U. Technology.
Abstract Submission: June 19
Paper Submission: June 21
Notification of Acceptance: July 18
Poster submission: July 20
Program Committee Co-Chairs: Pinar Heggernes, U.
Bergen and Marek Cygan, U. Warsaw
L to R: Naomi Nishimura (Waterloo), Anand Srivastav (Kiel), Ljiljana Brankovic (Newcastle, AU), Jan
Arne Telle (Bergen), Hans-Joachim B¨
ockenhauer (ETHZurich, behind Henning), Henning Fernau (Trier), Hadas
Shachnai (Technion).
FUN with Algorithms - July
Conference 1–3 July , Lipari Island, Sicily, Italy. Conference Chairs: Alfredo Ferro and Fabrizio Luccio; PC
Chair: Peter Widmayer. See the cool logo by E. Demaine
www.di.unipi.it/fun14.
FLoC Conference and Workshops - July
The Sixth Federated Logic Conference (FLoC 2014) will
be part of the Vienna Summer of Logic, the largest logic
event in history, with 2500 participants expected. FLoC
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2014 will host eight conferences (CAV, CSF, ICLP, IJ- tanov (U. Bergen), Daniel Marx (Hungarian Academy of
CAR, ITP, CSL-LICS, RTA-TLCA, SAT) and many Sciences), Peter Rossmanith (RWTH Aachen).
workshops. Stefan Szeider is FLoC Workshop Chair.
(http://vsl2014.at/floc-ws/)
LAW Cliques - Brazil - November
PCCR 2014: 2nd Workshop on the Parameterized Complexity of Computational Reasoning, 17–18 July, FLoC organized by Mike Fellows, Serge Gaspers, and Toby Walsh.
Invited speakers include Georg Gottlob, D´
aniel Marx, and
Stefan Szeider.
Dagstuhl Cognitive Science - August
Dagstuhl Seminar 14341: Resource-bounded Problem
Solving, 17–22 August. Applications of parameterized
complexity in cognitive modeling is a major theme of the
workshop. Organizers are Yll Haxhimusa (TU Wien),
Iris van Rooij (Radboud Univ.), Sashank Varma (U. Minnesota, USA), Todd Wareham (Memorial U., Canada).
School Bedlewo, Poland - August
School of Parameterized Algorithms and Complexity from
Monday–Friday, 18– 22 August 2014 at the Conf. Center in Bedlewo, Poland. CONTENTS: Basic introductory as well as very recent developments, including exercises and open problems. Master or grad students,
young researchers, and even more experienced participants will find the presentations interesting and fruitful. Fee around 250 Euros covers accommodation and
full board. We expect to support researchers with funding difficulties. The workshop is supported by ERC
grants “Rigorous Theory of Preprocessing” (no. 267959)
and “Parameterized Approximation” (no. 306992), and
by Warsaw Center of Mathematics and Computer Science. See http://fptschool.mimuw.edu.pl. Contact:
[email protected]
The Sixth Latin-American Workshop on Cliques in
Graphs will take place 9–12 November in Pirenopolis,
Brazil. Invited speakers are Marcia Cerioli (Federal U.
of Rio de Janeiro), Mike Fellows and Frances Rosamond
(Charles Darwin U.), Vadim Lozin (U. Warwick), and
Claudio Lucchesi (U. Campinas).
Creative Mathematical Sciences Communication - Chennai - December
Second Int’l Conf. on Creative Mathematical Sciences
Communication takes place 9–12 December at IMSC,
Chennai, and is co-located with FST-TCS. Email [email protected]
imsc.res.in or check the site (www.CSMaths.org). The
first conf. was a huge success and this one will be even
better! www.cdu.edu.au/conference/csmaths.
Multivariate Algorithmics and Approximation - Banff - Nov 2015
Mark your calendar for Banff, November 2015.
New Resource - www.CSMaths.org
New blog (www.CSMaths.org) with new CS Unplugged activities, and research into computer science outreach. It
is an outcome of the Creative Mathematical Sciences
Communication Conference. Moderator Frances.
[email protected]
Parameterized Complexity Blog
Algorithmic Social Choice - Eisenhardt by Neeldhara Misra, IIS, Bangalore, BLOG Editor
Castle - October
Workshop on Challenges in Algorithmic Social Choice
(CASC 2014) Eisenhardt Castle, Bad Belzig (near
Berlin), Germany, 8-11 October, 2014. Invited speakers
are Edith Elkind (U. Oxford), Ariel Procaccia (Carnegie
Mellon U.), Clemens Puppe (KIT), Arkadii Slinko (U.
Auckland), Toby Walsh (NICTA and UNSW) Gerhard J
Woeginger (Eindhoven U. of Technology).
Workshop chairs: Piotr Faliszewski (AGH U. of Science and Technology, Krakow) and Rolf Niedermeier (TU
Berlin). www.akt.tu-berlin.de/nenue/casc14.
Dagstuhl Optimality - November
Dagstuhl Seminar 14451: Optimality and tight results in
parameterized complexity takes place 2–7 November. Organizers are Stefan Kratsch (TU Berlin), Daniel Loksh-
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Moving Around – Congratulations to ALL.
Yixin Cao will join Department of Computing, Hong
Kong Polytechnic University as a research assistant
professor starting May. PhD and/or Postdoc positions will be available soon. Inquiries are welcome at
[email protected]
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Yijia Chen has moved to Fudan University in Shanghai. Mahdi Parsa is now Research Associate in the Business
School at the University of Strathclyde.
Morgan Chopin is now a postdoc at the Institute of
Optimization and Operations Research at University of Sonia Toubaline is now Postdoc at Ecole Polytechnique.
Ulm.
Michael Lampis has been promoted to Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Maths and Computer Science Lab
LAMSADE at University Paris-Dauphine.
CONGRATULATIONS New PhDs
Sepp Hartung, Exploring Parameter Space in Coping
with Computational Intractability, 2013, University TU
Berlin, Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Rolf Niedermeier. Dr. HarChunmei Liu has been promoted to Professor in the tung has accepted a DFG-funded post-doctoral position
Department of Computer Science, Howard University. at the U. British Columbia with Prof Holger H. Hoos.
Congratulations, Dr. Hartung.
Congratulations, Chunmei!
Jesper Nederlof is a postdoc with the Operations Research Group in Maastricht, Netherlands
[email protected]
Valia Mitsou, The computational complexity of some
games and puzzles with theoretical applications, 2014,
City University of New York, Supervisor: Prof. Amotz
Bar-Noy. Valia will be joining the ERATO project in
Hokkaido U., Japan as a postdoc with Prof. Minato.