December 22, Wednesday 14:15, room 303 Jacobs Building

A (biased) overview of parameterized complexity.

Lecturer : Danny Hermelin

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Affiliation : Max-Planck-Institut fur Informatik


In this talk I will give an overview of the field of
parameterized complexity. This is a relatively new and rapidly
developing branch in theoretical computer science that provides a
framework for coping with hard computational problems. The overview will
be influenced by my research on this topic in recent years. I will start
with general motivation, and attempt to describe the main focus of
research in the area. I will then review some of my own work, and explain
how its related to the general interests of the field. The talk will be in
most of its parts non-technical, and is intended for a general computer
scientist audience.