DIMACS Seminars

DIMACS Seminars


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Peter Winkler, Dartmouth College
Title: Sleeping Beauty and Other Probability Conundrums
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 30, 2017


CCICADA Seminar Series in Homeland Security
Speaker: Mitchell D. Erickson, U. S Department of Homeland Security
Title: The Long View: Technological Opportunities and Threats in Our Homeland Security Future
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 433, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 30, 2017


DIMACS Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Toniann Pitassi, University of Toronto
Title: TBA
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 29, 2017


Current DIMACS Seminars


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Jozsef Beck, Rutgers University
Title: Combinatorics and equidistribution of geodesics on flat surfaces
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 20, 2017


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Richard Lyons, Rutgers University
Title: Remarks on the classification of the finite simple groups
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 16, 2017


CCICADA Seminar Series in Homeland Security
Speaker: Kevin D. Jones, University of Plymouth, Plymouth UK
Title: Maritime Cyber Risk Model-based assessment for the global fleet
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 433, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 16, 2017


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Matthew Russell, Rutgers University
Title: Partition Bijections
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 15, 2017


DIMACS Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Aditya Potukuchi, Rutgers University
Title: Syndrome decoding of Reed-Muller codes andtensor decomposition over finite fields
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 15, 2017


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Evita Nestoridi, Princeton University
Title: Cutoff for random to random
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 13, 2017


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Alexander Ryba, Queens College (CUNY)
Title: Computer generation of incidence theorems in projective geometry.
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 9, 2017


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Andrew Lohr, Rutgers University
Title: Matroids and Greedy Algorithms
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 8, 2017


DIMACS Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Omri Weinstein, Columbia University
Title: Crossing the Logarithmic Barrier for Dynamic Boolean Data Structure Lower Bounds
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 8, 2017


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Greta Panova, University of Pennsylvania
Title: Hook formulas for skew shapes: combinatorics, asymptotics and beyond
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 6, 2017


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Anthony Zaleski, Rutgers University
Title: Boolean Satisfiability
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 2, 2017


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: George Hauser, Rutgers University
Title: Counting Convex Quadrilaterals
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 1, 2017


DIMACS Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Mark Zhandry, Princeton University
Title: The MMap Strikes Back: Conquering Cryptography using Weak Multilinear Maps
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 1, 2017


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Deepak Bal, Montclair State University
Title: Monochromatic Components in Random Graphs
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 30, 2017


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Harry Gingold, West Virginia University
Title: Problems in Celestial Mechanics
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 26, 2017


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Yonah Biers-Ariel, Rutgers University
Title: Some Applications of Combinatorial Nullstellensatz
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 25, 2017


DIMACS Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Eshan Chattopadhyay, IAS
Title: Towards Optimal Randomness Extractors and Ramsey Graphs
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 25, 2017


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Sophie Spirkl, Princeton University
Title: The structure of triangle-free graphs with no induced six-vertex path
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 23, 2017


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Edinah Gnang, Johns Hopkins University
Title: Growing graceful trees
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 19, 2017


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Danny Scheinerman, Rutgers University
Title: Fifty shades of Gray codes
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 18, 2017


DIMACS Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Steven Wu, Microsoft Research
Title: A Smoothed Analysis of the Greedy Algorithm for the Linear Contextual Bandit Problem
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 18, 2017


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Swastik Kopparty, Rutgers University
Title: Approximate affine invariance and distance to polynomials
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 16, 2017


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Art DuPre, Rutgers University
Title: Wittgenstein versus Gödel
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 12, 2017


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Abigail Raz, Rutgers University
Title: What do the largest subgraphs of K_n (or the random graph!) with a particular matching number look like?
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 11, 2017


DIMACS Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Ilya Razenshteyn, Columbia University
Title: Practical Data-Dependent Metric Compression with Provable Guarantees
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 11, 2017


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Noah Stephens-Davidowitz, Princeton/IAS
Title: A Reverse Minkowski Theorem
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 9, 2017


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Neil Sloane, The OEIS Foundation and Rutgers University
Title: Three (No, Two) Lovely Problems from OEIS
Time: 5:00pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 5, 2017


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Corrine Yap, Rutgers University
Title: Topological Graph Theory
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 4, 2017


DIMACS Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Christos Papadimitriou, University of California at Berkeley
Title: A computer scientist thinks about the Brain
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: SERC111, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 4, 2017


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Doron Zeilberger, Rutgers University
Title: CNF-DNF and All That
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 28, 2017


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Cole Franks, Rutgers University
Title: Entropy
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 27, 2017


DIMACS Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Noah Stephens-Davidowitz, Princeton University
Title: On the Quantitative Hardness of CVP
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 27, 2017


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Jinyoung Park, Rutgers University
Title: Number of Maximal Independent Sets
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 20, 2017


DIMACS Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Matthaus Kleindessner, University of Tubingen
Title: Machine Learning in a Setting of Ordinal Distance Information
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 20, 2017


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Amita Malik, Rutgers University
Title: Sporadic Apéry-like numbers modulo primes
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 14, 2017


DIMACS Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Pranjal Awasthi, Rutgers University
Title: Efficient PAC Learning from the Crowd
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 13, 2017


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Yonah Biers-Ariel, Rutgers University
Title: How to Avoid a Permutation Pattern
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: May 3, 2017


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Vince Vatter, University of Florida
Title: Sorting with Restricted Containers
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 27, 2017


DIMACS/CCICADA Joint Seminar
Speaker: Edward C. Schrom, Princeton University
Title: Questions in Immunology with Potential Relevance for National Defense
Time: 12:15 - 1:00 pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 433, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 27, 2017


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Charles Wolf, Rutgers University
Title: Oriented Matroids
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 26, 2017


DIMACS Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Aaron Potechin, Princeton University
Title: Exact Tensor Completion with Sum-of-Squares
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 26, 2017


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Jacques Verstraete, UC San Diego
Title: Extremal Problems for Paths in Graphs and Hypergraphs
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 24, 2017


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Joe Kileel, Univ. of California, Berkeley
Title: Using Computational Algebra for Computer Vision
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 20, 2017


CCICADA Seminar Series in Homeland Security
Speaker: Janne Lindqvist, Rutgers University
Title: Free-Form Gesture Passwords: Security, Memorability, Usability
Time: 12:15 - 1:00 pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 433, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 20, 2017


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Aditya Potukuchi, Rutgers University
Title: Threshold(s) for Perfect Matchings in Graphs.
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 19, 2017


DIMACS Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Antigoni Polychroniadou, Cornell Tech
Title: Lower Bounds for Information-Theoretic Secure Computation
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 19, 2017


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Assaf Naor, Princeton University
Title: A Spectral Gap Precludes Low-Dimensional Embeddings
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 17, 2017


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Aaron Robertson, Colgate University
Title: Probability and Ramsey Theory
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 13, 2017


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Mike Donders, Rutgers University
Title: Ergodic Ramsey Theory
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 12, 2017


DIMACS Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Fabrice Benhamouda, IBM Research
Title: Optimization of Bootstrapping in Circuits
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 12, 2017


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Adam Marcus, Princeton University
Title: Two Proofs of the Existence of Ramanujan Graphs
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 10, 2017


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
*** This talk has been rescheduled from February 9, 2017 ***
Speaker: Evita Nestoridi, Princeton University
Title: Shuffling Large Decks of Cards and The Bernoulli-Laplace Urn Model
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 6, 2017


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Rebecca Coulson, Rutgers University
Title: Exploring The Connections Between Model Theory and Combinatorics
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 5, 2017


DIMACS Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Mark Bun, Princeton University
Title: A Nearly Optimal Lower Bound on the Approximate Degree of AC^0
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 5, 2017


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Kyle Luh, Yale University
Title: Embedding Large Graphs in Random Graphs
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 3, 2017


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Nathan Fox, Rutgers University
Title: An Exploration of Nested Recurrences Using Experimental Mathematics (thesis defense)
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 30, 2017


CCICADA Seminar Series in Homeland Security
Speaker: Mubbasir Kapadia, Rutgers University
Title: Crowds, Stories, and Games
Time: 12:15 - 1:00 pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 433, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 30, 2017


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Jinyoung Park, Rutgers University
Title: Counting Maximal Antichains and Independent Sets
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 29, 2017


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Van Vu, Yale University
Title: Littlewood-Offord-Erdos Type Inequalities for Polynomials of Random Variables
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 27, 2017


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Justin Semonsen, Rutgers University
Title: On Oda's Strong Factorization Conjecture
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 23, 2017


CCICADA Seminar Series in Homeland Security
Speakers: Aditya Gandhi, MBS-Analytics and Satakski Tiwari, MS-ECE
Title: Applying k-Prototype and Expectation-Maximization Clustering to NBA Shot Locations
Time: 12:15 - 1:00 pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 433, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 23, 2017


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Keith Frankston, Rutgers University
Title: Fomin Growth Diagrams or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Young Tableaux
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 22, 2017


DIMACS Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Matt Anderson, Union College
Title: Solving Linear Programs without Breaking Abstractions
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 22, 2017


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: June Huh, Princeton University
Title: Negative Correlation and Hodge-Riemann Relations
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 20, 2017


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Praneeth Vepakomma, Motorola Solutions
Title: Combinatorics of Distance Covariance: Inclusion-Minimal Maximizers of Quasi-Concave Set Functions for Diverse Variable Selection
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 9, 2017


CCICADA Seminar Series in Homeland Security
Speaker: Katie L. McKeon, Rutgers University
Title: The Effects of Network Topology on the Performance of Probe Schedulers
Time: 12:15 - 1:00 pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 433, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 9, 2017


DIMACS Special Seminar
Speaker: Noy Rotbart, University of Copenhagen
Title: The Best Open Questions in Labeling Schemes
Time: 1:00 - 2:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 433, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 8, 2017


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Nathan Fox, Rutgers University
Title: Combinatorial Interpretations of Hofstadter-Like Sequences
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 8, 2017


DIMACS Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Afonso Bandeira, NYU
Title: On Phase Transitions for Spiked Random Matrix and Tensor Models
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 8, 2017


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Ferdinand Ihringer, University of Regina
Title: Large Erdos-Ko-Rado Sets in Vector and Polar Spaces
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 6, 2017


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Adi Ben-Israel, Rutgers University
Title: Matrix Volume and Its Applications
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 2, 2017


DIMACS Special Seminar
Speaker: Chris Schwiegelsohn, TU Dortmund
Title: Diameter and k-Center in Sliding Windows
Time: 1:00 - 2:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 433, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 1, 2017


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Ross Berkowitz, Rutgers University
Title: An Uncertainty Principle and an Application
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 1, 2017


DIMACS Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Avishay Tal, IAS
Title: Time-Space Hardness of Learning Sparse Parities
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 1, 2017


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Maria Chudnovsky, Princeton University
Title: Induced Cycles and Coloring
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 27, 2017


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Matthew Russell, Rutgers University
Title: Fantastic Identities, and Where to Find Them
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 23, 2017


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Katie McKeon, Rutgers University
Title: Furstenberg's Multiple Recurrence Theorem
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 22, 2017


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Pat Devlin, Rutgers University
Title: Proof of an Entropy Conjecture of Leighton and Moitra
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 20, 2017


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: John Miller, Johns Hopkins University
Title: The Distribution of Extremal Values of Linear Recurrences Modulo
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 16, 2017


CCICADA Seminar Series in Homeland Security
Speaker: Simon Streltsov, LongShortWay Inc., Boston MA
Title: Machine Learning Technologies for Wide Area Search
Time: 12:15 - 1:00 pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 433, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 16, 2017


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Abigail Raz, Rutgers University
Title: The Union-Closed Sets Conjecture
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 15, 2017


DIMACS Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Muthuramakrishnan Venkitasubramaniam, University of Rochester
Title: Equivocating Yao: Constant-Rounds Adaptively Secure Multiparty Computation in the Plain Model
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 15, 2017


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Oanh Nguyen, Yale University
Title: Roots of Random Polynomials
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 13, 2017


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Evita Nestoridi, Princeton University
Title: Shuffling Large Decks of Cards and The Bernoulli-Laplace Urn Model
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 9, 2017


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Bryan Ek, Rutgers University
Title: t-Core Partitions
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 8, 2017


DIMACS Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Yash Kanoria, Columbia University
Title: Communication Requirements and Informative Signaling in Matching Markets
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 8, 2017


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Abdul Basit, Rutgers University
Title: On The Number of Ordinary Lines Determined By Sets in Complex Space
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 6, 2017


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: John Conway, Princeton University
Title:The Faulhaber Triangle and The Bernoulli Numbers and What They're Good For
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 2, 2017


DIMACS Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Clement Cannone, Columbia University
Title: Alice and Bob Show Distribution Testing Lower Bounds (They don't talk to each other anymore.)
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 1, 2017


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Rafael Oliveira, Princeton University
Title: Operator Scaling: Theory & Applications, and The Simplest Algorithm for the Linear Matroid Intersection Problem Ever Designed!
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: January 30, 2017


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Neil J. A. Sloane, Rutgers University and The OEIS Foundation
Title: Winter Fruits: New Problems from OEIS
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: January 26, 2017


CCICADA Seminar Series in Homeland Security
Speaker: Nick Stiffler, PhD, Post-doctoral Associate- Department of Computer Science, Rutgers University
Title: Visibility-Based Pursuit-Evasion in the Plane
Time: 12:15 - 1:00 pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 433, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: January 26, 2017


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Mrinal Kumar, Rutgers University
Title: Simple Proofs of Some Determinant Complexity Lower Bounds
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: January 25, 2017


DIMACS Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Matt Weinberg, Princeton University
Title: Simultaneous Communication Complexity of Two-Player Combinatorial Auctions
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: Januray 25, 2017


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Zeev Dvir, Princeton University
Title: Rank Bounds for Design Matrices with Block Entries and Geometric Applications
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: January 23, 2017


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Andrew Suk, University of Illinois at Chicago
Title: On the Erdos-Szekeres Convex Polygon Problem
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 12, 2016


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Alexey Pokrovskiy, ETH Zurich
Title: Latin Square and Rainbow Structures
Time: 2:15 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 9, 2016


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: David Nacin, William Paterson University
Title: A Complex KenKen Classification
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 8, 2016


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Aditya Potukuchi, Rutgers University
Title: Hereditary Quasirandomness Without Regularity
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 7, 2016


DIMACS Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Ankit Garg, Princeton University
Title: Algorithmic and Optimization Aspects of Brascamp-Lieb Inequalities
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 7, 2016


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Leif Albert, Rutgers University
Title: Order and Chaos in Some Deterministic Infinite Trigonometric Products
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 1, 2016


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Corrine Yap, Rutgers University
Title: Do Matroids Dream of Unipancyclic Sheep? (An Intro to Matroid Theory via a Graph Theoretic Problem)
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 30, 2016


DIMACS Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Pooya Hatami, DIMACS
Title: Pseudorandom Generators for Low Sensitivity Functions
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 30, 2016


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Peter Winkler, Dartmouth College
Title: Permutation Pattern Densities
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 28, 2016


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Michael Tait, Carnegie Mellon
Title: Four Conjectures in Spectral Extremal Graph Theory
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 21, 2016


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Emily Sergel, University of Pennsylvania
Title: Searching for Tableaux Statistics and Schur Expansions
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 17, 2016


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Jinyoung Park, Rutgers University
Title: Sum of Evenly Spaced Binomial Coefficients
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 16, 2016


DIMACS Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Eric Allender, Rutgers University
Title: New Insights on the (Non)-Hardness of Circuit Minimization and Related Problems
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 16, 2016


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Orit Raz, IAS
Title: Configurations of Lines in 3-Space and Rigidity of Planar Structures
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 14, 2016


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Nathan Fox, Rutgers Universtiy
Title: Hofstadter-like Sequences over Nonstandard Integers
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 10, 2016


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Ross Berkowitz, Rutgers University
Title: Basic Linear Duality for Linear Programming I: An Introduction for Beginners
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 9, 2016


DIMACS Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Pravesh Kothari, Princeton University
Title: A Nearly Tight Sum of Squares Lower Bound for Planted Clique
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 9, 2016


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Gil Cohen, IAS
Title: Recent Advances in Explicit Constructions of Ramsey Graphs
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 7, 2016


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Doron Zeilberger, Rutgers Universtiy
Title: The Experimental Mathematics of Voting
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 3, 2016


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Andrew Lohr, Rutgers University
Title: Reductions for Polynomial Lower Bounds
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 2, 2016


DIMACS Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Alekh Agrarwal, Microsoft Research
Title: Sample-efficient Reinforcement Learning with Rich Observations
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 2, 2016


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Avishay Tal, IAS
Title: On the Sensitivity Conjecture
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 31, 2016


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Vladimir Retakh, Rutgers Universtiy
Title: Noncommutative Catalan Numbers
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 27, 2016


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Justin Semonsen, Rutgers University
Title: Color by Algebraic Number
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 26, 2016


DIMACS Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Orit Raz, IAS/DIMACS
Title: The Elekes-Szab\'o Problem and Applications to Combinatorial Geometry
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 26, 2016


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Ohad Noy Feldheim, Standford University
Title: Long Range Order in Random Three-Colorings of Z^d
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 24, 2016


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Sateesh R. Mane, Convergent Computing
Title: Multi-Parameter Fuss-Catalan Numbers
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 20, 2016


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Jason Saied, Rutgers University
Title: Outer Automorphisms of S_6
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 19, 2016


DIMACS Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Andrej Risteski, Princeton University
Title: Calculating Partition Functions Using Convex Programming: Provable Bounds for Variational Methods
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 19, 2016


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Huseyin Acan, Rutgers University
Title: Maximum Number of Edge-Disjoint and Almost-Largest Cliques in A Random Graph
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 17, 2016


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Anthony Zaleski, Rutgers University
Title: Simultaneous Core Partitions
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 13, 2016


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: John Chiarelli, Rutgers University
Title: You Really Need to Be a Little Less Sensitive: Sensitivity Measures on the Boolean Cube
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 12, 2016


DIMACS Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Jakob Nordstrom, KTH Stockholm
Title: Supercritical Space-Width Trade-offs for Resolution
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 12, 2016


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Asaf Ferber, MIT
Title: On a Resilience Version of The Littlewood-Offord Problem
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 10, 2016


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Jay Pantone, Dartmouth College
Title: Approximate Asymptotic Analysis of Combinatorial Sequences
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 6, 2016


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Daniel Scheinerman, Rutgers University
Title: Randomized Algorithms
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 5, 2016


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Eric Rowland, Hofstra University
Title: Computer Verification of Integer Sequences Avoiding a Pattern
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 29, 2016


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Cole Franks, Rutgers University
Title: A Theorem Used in Communication Complexity and a Conjectured Generalization
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 28, 2016


DIMACS Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Guy Even, Tel-Aviv University
Title: A Tale of Two Local Models of Computation
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 28, 2016


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Eric Naslund, Princeton University
Title: Capsets, Sunflower-Free Sets in {0,1}^n, and The Slice Rank Method
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 26, 2016


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Bahman Kalantari, Rutgers University
Title: Some Recent Results on Polynomials and Polynomiography
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 22, 2016


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Pat Devlin, Rutgers University
Title: Matrix Permanent and Its Norm
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 21, 2016


DIMACS Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Bahman Kalantari, Rutgers University
Title: Approximating Nash Equilibrium Via Multilinear Minimax
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 21, 2016


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Toby Johnson, New York University
Title: The Frog Model on Trees
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 19, 2016


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Doron Zeilberger, Rutgers University
Title: Jonathan Borwein (1951-2016) a PiONEER of Experimental Mathematics
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 15, 2016


DIMACS Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Prahladh Harsha, TIFR
Title: On Polynomial Approximations to AC0
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 14, 2016


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Alex Scott, Oxford University
Title: Induced Subgraphs of Graphs with Large Chromatic Number
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 12, 2016


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Max Alekseyev, George Washington University
Title: Transfer-Matrix Method as a Combinatorial Hammer: Enumeration of Silent Circles, Graph Cycles, and Seating Arrangements
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 28, 2016


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Tim Naumovitz, Rutgers University
Title: Chernoff Bounds
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 27, 2016


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Daniel Hsu, Columbia University
Title: Reducing Contextual Bandits to Supervised Learning
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 27, 2016


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Eyal Lubetzky, NYU
Title: STRONG NOISE SENSITIVITY AND RANDOM GRAPHS
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 25, 2016


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Neil J. A. Sloane, Rutgers University and The OEIS Foundation
Title: The Red Dot Problem: Squares Containing No Subsquares
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 21, 2016


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Matthew Russell, Rutgers University
Title: An Introduction to WZ Theory
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 20, 2016


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Pranjal Awasthi
Title: Learning Mixtures of Ranking Models
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 20, 2016


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Ross Berkowitz, Rutgers University
Title: How Many Triangles Are In The Random Graph?
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 14, 2016


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Jinyoung Park, Rutgers University
Title: Can You Play a Fair Game of Craps with a Loaded Pair of Dice?
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 13, 2016


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Rocco Servedio, Columbia University
Title: Deterministic Approximate Counting for Low-Degree Polynomial Threshold Functions
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 13, 2016


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Pooya Hatami, IAS
Title: A Characterization of Functions with Vanishing Averages Over Products of Disjoint Sets
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 11, 2016


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Matthew Russell, Rutgers University
Title: Using Experimental Mathematics to Conjecture and Prove Theorems in The Theory of Partitions and Commutative and Non-Commutative Recurrences (Thesis Defense)
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 7, 2016


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Andrew Lohr, Rutgers University
Title: Percolation on Graphs
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 6, 2016


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Yingyu Liang, Princeton University
Title:
Recovery Guarantee of Weighted Low-Rank Approximation via Alternating Minimization
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 6, 2016


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Pawel Hitczenko
Title: Recurrences for Generating Polynomials
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 4, 2016


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Nathaniel Shar, Rutgers University
Title: Experimental Methods in Pattern Avoidance and Bijective Proofs (thesis defense)
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 31, 2016


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Abdul Basit , Rutgers University
Title: Geometric Ideas in Sum-Product Theory
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 30, 2016


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Aravindan Vijayaraghavan, Northwestern University
Title:
Learning Communities in the Presence of Errors
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 30, 2016


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Ross Berkowitz, Rutgers University
Title: TBA
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 28, 2016


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Stephen DeSalvo, UCLA
Title: Lower Bound Expansions for Random Bernoulli Matrices
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 24, 2016


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Cole Franks, Rutgers University
Title: Approximately Counting Graph Colorings
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 23, 2016


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Andrew McGregor, University of Massachusetts
Title:
Algorithms for Massive Graphs via Linear Sketching
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 23, 2016


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Ori Parzanchevski, IAS and Hebrew U.
Title: Random Walks on Complexes
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 21, 2016


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Eugene Fiorini, Muhlenberg College
Title: Symmetric Class-0 Subgraphs and Forbidden Subgraphs
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 10, 2016


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Abigail Raz, Rutgers University
Title: Distinguishing Numbers of Graphs
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 9, 2016


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Neil Lutz, Rutgers University
Title: Algorithmic Information, Plane Kakeya Sets, and Conditional Dimension
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 9, 2016


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Sijian Tang, Rutgers University
Title: Noisy Population Recovery in Polynomial Time
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 7, 2016


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Moderator: Matthew Russell, Rutgers University
Title: Open Problems Where Experimental Mathematics May Be Useful
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 3, 2016


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Matt Charnley, Rutgers University
Title: Graphons and Finite Forcibility
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 2, 2016


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Morteza Monemizadeh, Rutgers University
Title: Matching in Data Streams
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 2, 2016


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Adam Marcus, Princeton University
Title: Interlacing Families: A New Technique for Controlling Eigenvalues
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 29, 2016


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Doron Zeilberger, Rutgers University
Title: A Diatribe against the "Law" of the Excluded Middle
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 25, 2016


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Yonah Biers-Ariel, Rutgers University
Title: Counting Subsequences of a Binary Sequence
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 24, 2016


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Hoi Nguyen, Ohio State and IAS
Title: Gaussian Properties of Normal Vectors in Random Discrete Matrices
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 22, 2016


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Harry Crane, Rutgers University
Title: Pattern Avoidance for Random Permutations
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 18, 2016


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Ross Berkowitz, Rutgers University
Title: Some Analytic Results For Generating Functions
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 17, 2016


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Alexander Golovnev, New York University
Title: Generalizations of the Gate Elimination Method
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 17, 2016


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Eric Vigoda, Georgia Tech
Title: Spin Systems on Random Regular Graphs
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 15, 2016


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Alejandro Ginory, Rutgers University
Title: Identities involving Characters of Wreath Products of S_n
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 11, 2016


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Nathan Fox, Rutgers University
Title: Fun With PSPACE
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 10, 2016


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Lin F. Yang, Johns Hopkins University
Title: Streaming Symmetric Norms via Measure Concentration
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 10, 2016


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Doron Puder, IAS
Title: Ramanujan Coverings of Graphs
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 8, 2016


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Benoit Cloitre, Paris
Title: Good Variation Theory: an Experimental Approach to the Riemann Hypothesis
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 4, 2016


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Sam Braunfeld, Rutgers University
Title: Homogeneity, Amalgamation, and Classifying Homogeneous Structures of n Linear Orders
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 3, 2016


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Siyao Guo, Courant Institute (New York University)
Title: Negation-Limited Formulas
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 3, 2016


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Karim Adiprasito, Hebrew University/IAS
Title: From Mixed Multiplicities to Combinatorial Geometries to Hodge theory (and Log-Concavity of The Whitney Coefficients)
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 1, 2016


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Michael Kiessling, Rutgers University
Title: Order and Chaos in Some Trigonometric Series: Curious Adventures of a Statistical Mechanics
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: January 28, 2016


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Katie McKeon, Rutgers University
Title: The Circle Method
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: January 27, 2016


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Periklis Papakonstantinou, Rutgers Business School
Title: Efficient Depth Reduction for Composites is Possible
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: January 27, 2016


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Collin Takita, Ursinus College
Title: Results on Ghost Series and Motivated Proofs for Overpartition Identities
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 10, 2015


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Bryan Ek, Rutgers University
Title: Pizza Seminar
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 9, 2015


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Rafael Oliveira, Princeton University
Title: Factors of Polynomials of Low Individual Degree
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 9, 2015


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Dmitri Tymoczko, Princeton University
Title: Voice Leading as Vector
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 3, 2015


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Justin Semonsen, Rutgers University
Title: Planar Approximation Schema
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 2, 2015


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Avishay Tal, IAS
Title: Rigidity of Random Toeplitz Matrices with an Application to Depth Three Circuits
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 2, 2015


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Boris Bukh, CMU
Title: Ranks of Matrices with Few Distinct Entries
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 425, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 30, 2015


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Ameera Chowdhury, Rutgers University
Title: Inclusion Matrices and the MDS Conjecture
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 425, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 23, 2015


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Kağan Kurşungöz, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Sabanci University
Title: Andrews and Bressoud Style Identities for Partitions and Overpartitions
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 19, 2015


DIMACS Seminar
Speaker: Leo Liberti, CNRS LIX, Ecole Polytechnique, France
Title: The Johnson-Lindenstrauss Lemma in Linear and Integer Feasibility
Slides
Time: 3:00 - 4:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 18, 2015


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Keith Frankston, Rutgers University
Title: Totally a Combinatorics Talk
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 18, 2015


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Amey Bhangale, Rutgers University
Title: On Fortification of Projection Games
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 18, 2015


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Jed Yang, U. Minnesota
Title: Tiling with Triangles is Hard
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 425, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 16, 2015


DIMACS/CCICADA Special Seminar
Speaker: Dr. Carey Schwartz, DARPA
Title: AIM and C2C Programs
Time: 1:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, 7th Floor, Board Room, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 13, 2015


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Charles Wolf, Rutgers University
Title: Proofs and Generalizations of the Sylvester-Gallai Theorem
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 11, 2015


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Shipra Agrawal, Columbia University
Title: Optimization and Learning for Online Decision Making
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 11, 2015


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Huseyin Acan, Rutgers University
Title: Indecomposability Threshold for Random Permutations
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 425, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 9, 2015


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Aviezri Fraenkel, Weizmann Institute of Science
Title: Games For Arbitrarily Fat Rats
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 5, 2015


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Ross Berkowitz, Rutgers University
Title: TBA
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 4, 2015


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Vasilis Gkatzelis, Stanford
Title: Approximating the Nash Social Welfare with Indivisible Items
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 4, 2015


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Jan Vondrak, IBM/IAS
Title: Algorithmic Proof of The Lovasz Local Lemma Via Resampling Oracles
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 425, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 2, 2015


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Jake Baron, Rutgers University
Title: Counting Disjointly-Occurring Events
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 29, 2015


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Pat Devlin, Rutgers University
Title: Evasive Boolean Functions (and Evasive Graphs)
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 28, 2015


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Pooya Hatami, IAS
Title: Regularity Lemmas for Polynomials and Applications
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 28, 2015


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Noga Alon, Tel Aviv University and IAS, Princeton
Title: Coloring and Girth
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 425, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 26, 2015


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Vladimir Retakh, Rutgers University
Title: General Adjoint Actions and Combinatorics
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 22, 2015


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Nathan Fox, Rutgers University
Title: Nice Solutions to Meta-Fibonacci Recurrences
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 21, 2015


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Abhishek Bhrushundi, Rutgers University
Title: Polynomial Approximations over Z/p^kZ
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 21, 2015


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Maria Chudnovsky, Princeton University
Title: Induced Cycles and Coloring
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 425, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 19, 2015


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Ori Parzanchevski, Princeton University
Title: Hearing The Shape of a Band
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 15, 2015


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: John Chiarelli, Rutgers University
Title: A Broader Color Scheme: A Symmetric Polynomial Extension of the Chromatic Polynomial
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 14, 2015


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Vladimir Braverman, Johns Hopkins University
Title: Large Frequency Moments and Universal Sketches
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 14, 2015


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: John Kim, Rutgers University
Title: A Cauchy-Davenport Theorem for Linear Maps
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 425, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 12, 2015


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Anthony Zaleski, Rutgers University
Title: Walks in Integer Lattices
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 8, 2015


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Katie McKeon, Rutgers University
Title: Zeta Functions of Graphs
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 7, 2015


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Alexandr Andoni, Columbia University
Title: Data-Dependent Hashing for Nearest Neighbor Search
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 7, 2015


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Krzysztof Choromanski, Google Research
Title: The Erdos-Hajnal Conjecture, Structured Non-Linear Graph-Based Hashing and B-Matching Anonymization via Perfect Matchings Counting
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 425, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 5, 2015


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Nathan Fox, Rutgers University
Title: Linear-Recurrent Solutions to Meta-Fibonacci Recurrences
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 1, 2015


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Matthew Russell, Rutgers University
Title: Overpartitions
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 30, 2015


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Pranjal Awasthi, Rutgers University
Title: Recent Progress on Learning Halfspaces with Noise
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 30, 2015


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Elchanan Mossel, U Penn
Title: Strong Contraction and Influences in Tail Spaces
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 425, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 28, 2015


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Neil J. A. Sloane, Rutgers University and The OEIS Foundation
Title: Unsolved Number Theory Sequences from Alekseyev, Meiburg, Resta, van der Poorten, and Pablo Picasso
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 24, 2015


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Cole Franks, Rutgers University
Title:Guillotine Cutting Sequences
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 23, 2015


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Periklis Papakonstantinou, Rutgers Business School
Title: Big Data as a Powerful Source of Randomness
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 23, 2015


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Toby Johnson, USC
Title: The Second Eigenvalue of Dense Random Regular Graphs
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 425, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 21, 2015


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Matthew Russell, Rutgers University
Title: Some New Partition Conjectures, and How One Might Prove Them
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 17, 2015


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Tim Naumovitz, Rutgers University
Title: An Efficient Algorithm for Computing Ulam Distance
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 16, 2015


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Noga Ron-Zewi, DIMACS/IAS
Title: High-Rate Locally-Correctable and Locally-Testable Codes with Sub-Polynomial Query Complexity
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 16, 2015


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Doron Zeilberger, Rutgers University
Title: 25 Years of Wilf-Zeilberger Theory
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 10, 2015


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Ramprasad Saptharishi, Tel Aviv University
Title: Efficiently Decoding Reed-Muller Codes from Random Errors
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 9, 2015


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Doron Zeilberger, Rutgers University
Title: Proofs of the Riemann Hypothesis and of "P is NOT EQUAL to NP"
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 30, 2015


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Sam Braunfeld, Rutgers University
Title: Trees
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 29, 2015


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Sanjeev Arora, Princeton University
Title: Random Walks on Context Spaces: Towards an explanation of the mysteries of semantic word embeddings
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 29, 2015


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: June Huh, Princeton University
Title: Log-concavity Conjectures and the Tropical Laplacian
Time: 11:00 am
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 27, 2015


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Joseph Zurier, Classical High School, Providence, RI
Title: The Joints Problem in Incidence Geometry
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 23, 2015


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Bryan Ek, Rutgers University
Title: Intricacies of Pursuit-Evasion Games
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 22, 2015


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Noam Solomon, Tel Aviv University
Title: Incidences between points and lines and extremal configuration of lines in Euclidean spaces
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 22, 2015


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Eyal Lubetzky, NYU
Title: Random Walks on the Random Graph
Time: 11:00 am
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 20, 2015


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Arthur DuPre, Rutgers University
Title: The Inverse of the Euclidean Algorithm and the Stern-Brocot Tree
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 16, 2015


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Brian Garnett, Rutgers University
Title: Multi-armed Bandit Problems
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 15, 2015


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Gillat Kol, IAS
Title: Exponential Separation of Information and Communication
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 15, 2015


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Richard Ehrenborg, Princeton and University of Kentucky
Title: The Law of Aboav--Weaire and its Analogue in Three Dimensions
Time: 11:00 am
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 13, 2015


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Nathaniel Shar, Rutgers University
Title: Machines for Counting Permutations Avoiding Patterns
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 9, 2015


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Andrew Lohr, Rutgers University
Title: The Thue-Morse Sequence
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 8, 2015


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Roy Schwartz, Princeton
Title: Simplex Partitioning via Exponential Clocks and the Multiway Cut Problem
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 8, 2015


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Kellen Myers, Rutgers University
Title: Computational Advances in Rado Numbers
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 423**, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
**Note special day and location
Date: April 6, 2015


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Van Vu, Yale
Title: Random Matrices have Simple Spectrum
Time: 11:00 am
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 6, 2015


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Alex Kontorovich, Rutgers University
Title: Why do people doing Automorphic Forms call themselves Number Theorists?
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 2, 2015


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Tim Naumovitz, Rutgers University
Title: Counting Counting Crows
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 1, 2015


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Sergey Yekhanin, Microsoft
Title: Kolmogorov width of discrete linear spaces: an approach to matrix rigidity
Time: 9:30am**
**Note special time
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 1, 2015


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Sivakanth Gopi, Princeton
Title: On the Number of Rich Lines in Truly High Dimensional Sets
Time: 11:00 am
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 30, 2015


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Henning Ulfarsson, Reykjavik University
Title: Experimenting with permutations: The tale of two algorithms
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 26, 2015


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Keith Frankston, Rutgers University
Title: From French Desserts to British Majors
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 25, 2015


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Tsvi Kopelowitz, University of Michigan
Title: Higher Lower Bounds from the 3SUM Conjecture
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 25, 2015


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Yufei Zhao, MIT
Title: Large Deviations in Random Graphs
Time: 11:00 am
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 23, 2015


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Margaret Readdy, University of Kentucky and Princeton University
Title: q-Combinatorics: A new view
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 12, 2015


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Ross Berkowitz, Rutgers University
Title: The German Tank Problem
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 11, 2015


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Michael Forbes, IAS
Title: Polynomial Identity Testing via Shifted Partial Derivatives
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 11, 2015


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Margaret A. Readdy, Princeton University and University of Kentucky
Title: Euler Enumeration
Time: 11:00 am
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 9, 2015


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Patrick Devlin, Rutgers University
Title: (Hyper-)Graph Expansion and (Linear) Algebra: Techniques, Examples, and Applications
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 4, 2015


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Stefan Langerman, Free University of Brussels
Title: The Power of Preprocessing: Detecting and constructing intersections between geometric objects
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 4, 2015


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Samuel Clearman, Lehigh University
Title: Planar Networks and Quantum Immanants
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 26, 2015


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Katie McKeon, Rutgers University
Title: The Complexity of Algebraic Numbers
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 25, 2015


DIMACS/CCICADA/RUTCOR Special Seminar
Speaker: Alexis Tsoukias, LAMSADE Universite Paris Dauphine
Title: What is a Decision Problem?
Time: 11:00 am to 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 25, 2015


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Leonid Gurvits, CCNY
Title: On the Complexity of the Mixed Volume of Parallelograms
Time: 11:00 am
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 23, 2015


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Bruce Sagan, Michigan State University
Title: Counting Increasing Rooted Forests
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 19, 2015


CCICADA Special Seminar
Speaker: Benedetto Picolli, Rutgers University-Camden
Title: Multiscale Models for Crowd Dynamic and other Multi-agents Systems
Time: 11:00 - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 433, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 19, 2015


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: John Chiarelli, Rutgers University
Title: Colorblind: Alfred Kempe and the Four-Color Theorem
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 18, 2015


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Sivakanth Gopi, Princeton University
Title: 2-Server PIR with sub-polynomial communication
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 18, 2015


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Laura Florescu, NYU
Title: Range of a Rotor Walk and Recurrence of Directed Lattices
Time: 11:00 am
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 16, 2015


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Jonathan Bloom, Rutgers University
Title: Another (more refined) look at the Wilf-equivalances of length 4 patterns
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 12, 2015


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Alex Nikolov, MSR/U Toronto
Title: Randomized Rounding for the Largest j-Simplex Problem
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 11, 2015


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Abigail Raz, Rutgers University
Title: Fun with Signed Graphs
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 11, 2015


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Guangda Hu, Princeton University
Title: Sylvester-Gallai for Arrangements of Subspaces
Time: 11:00 am
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 9, 2015


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Neil J. A. Sloane, Rutgers University and The OEIS Foundation
Title: On the No. of ON Cells in Cellular Automata
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 5, 2015


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Matthew Russell, Rutgers University
Title: Solving Functional Equations by Guessing
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 4, 2015


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Rafael Oliveira, Princeton University
Title: Subexponential Size Hitting Sets for Bounded Depth Multilinear Formulas
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 4, 2015


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Yuval Filmus, IAS
Title: A Nice Basis for the Slice
Time: 11:00 am
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 2, 2015


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Doron Zeilberger, Rutgers University
Title: Guess and Check!
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: January 29, 2015


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Grigory Yaroslavtsev, U Penn
Title: Near Optimal LP Rounding for Correlation Clustering on Complete Graphs
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: January 28, 2015


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Igor Shinkar, NYU
Title: Zero-Fixing Extractors for Sub-Logarithmic Entropy
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: January 21, 2015


The Command, Control, and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis (CCICADA), a Homeland Security Center of Excellence Seminar
Speaker: Dr. Joseph Kielman, Science Advisor, US Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate h
Title: Ensuring Higher Degrees of Cyber Security through Use of High-Precision Identity Attribution
Time: 4:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 433, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 11, 2014


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Kellen Myers, Rutgers University
Title: Parallel Computing and Quadratic Rado Numbers
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 10 2014


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Michael Kapralov, IBM Watson
Title: Approximating Matching Size from Random Streams
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 10, 2014


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Robert C. Rhoades, Center for Communication Research, Princeton, NJ
Title: Set Partition Statistics: moment formulas and normality
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 4, 2014


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Justin Gilmer, Rutgers University
Title: A New Approach to the Sensitivity Conjecture
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 3, 2014


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Noga Alon, IAS/Tel Aviv University
Title: Sign Rank, Spectral Gap and VC dimension
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 3, 2014


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: David Molnar, Rutgers University
Title: Sperner's Lemma and Connection Games
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 2, 2014


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Harry Crane, Rutgers University, Department of Statistics and Biostatistics
Title: Random partitions and permutations
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 20, 2014


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Daniel Scheinerman, Rutgers University
Title: Van der Waerden's Theorem and Similar Results
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 19, 2014


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Eric Allender, Rutgers University
Title: Zero Knowledge and Circuit Minimization
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 19, 2014


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Maxim Zyskin, Rutgers University
Title: Modeling Oxidation Dynamics of Metal Particles
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 18, 2014


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Doron Zeilberger, Rutgers University
Title: Symbolic Moment Analysis of the Hirsch Citation Index (formerly Size of Durfee Square)
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 13, 2014


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Charles Wolf, Rutgers University
Title: Bounds for the CHSH game
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 12, 2014


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Noga Ron-Zewi, IAS
Title: Limitations of Public Key Encryption from Noisy Codewords
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 12, 2014


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Steven H. Weintraub, Lehigh University
Title: The adjoint of differentiation
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 6, 2014


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Patrick Devlin, Rutgers University
Title: It's too Late: Topologize!
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 5, 2014


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Alan Selman, University of Buffalo
Title: Disjoint NP-pairs and Propositional Proof Systems
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 5, 2014


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Nandor Sieben, DIMACS and Northern Arizona University
Title: Impartial Avoidance and Achievement Games For Generating Finite Groups
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 4, 2014


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Emilie Hogan, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Title: Interval-valued partial order rank function
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 30, 2014


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Cole Franks, Rutgers University
Title: Hypergraph Discrepancy
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 29, 2014


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Jop Briet, NYU
Title: Locally Decodable Codes and Banach-space Geometry
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 29, 2014


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Seth Pettie, University of Michigan
Title: Approximating Maximum Weight Matching in Linear Time
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 28, 2014


DIMACS and Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Seth Pettie, University of Michigan
Title: Sharp Bounds on Davenport-Schinzel Sequences of Every Order
Time: 3:30 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 27, 2014


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Matthew Russell, Rutgers University
Title: Conjecturing New Partition Identities with Computer Algebra
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 23, 2014


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Nathan Fox, Rutgers University
Title: Drafting
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 22, 2014


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Bhaskar DasGupta, UIC
Title: Complexity of Measuring Global Stability of Banking Networks
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 22, 2014


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Shashank Kanade, Rutgers University
Title: VOAs, Partitions, Experimental Mathematics: a Very Exciting Program
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 16, 2014


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Christie Nelson, Rutgers University
Title: Utilizing Social Media to Optimize Disaster Response
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 16, 2014


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Matthew Russell, Rutgers University
Title: Partition Identities
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 15, 2014


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Gil Cohen, Weizmann Institute
Title: Bi-Lipschitz Bijection between the Boolean Cube and the Hamming Ball
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 15, 2014


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Tim Naumovitz, Rutgers University
Title: The Graph Reconstruction Conjecture
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 8, 2014


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Amir Shpilka, Technion
Title: Reed-Muller Codes with Respect to Random Errors and Erasures
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 8, 2014


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Emily Leven (formerly Sergel), University of California, San Diego
Title: Combinatorial Aspects of the rational Shuffle Conjecture
Time: 12:00 pm** **(note special date and time, joint with Lie Groups seminar)
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 3, 2014


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Doron Zeilberger, Rutgers University
Title: Dominique Foata: A Neoclassical Combinatorial Giant
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 2, 2014


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Ross Berkowitz, Rutgers University
Title: DeBruijn Sequences
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 1, 2014


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Sanjeev Arora, Princeton University
Title: Adventures in Linear Algebra++ and unsupervised learning
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 1, 2014


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: David Desimone, Rutgers University
Title: Graph Cards
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 30, 2014


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Michael Donders, Rutgers University
Title: Seymour's Second Neighborhood Conjecture
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 24, 2014


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Jesus Guillera
Title: Proofs of some Ramanujan series by the WZ-method
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 18, 2014


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Nathaniel Shar, Rutgers University
Title: Lambda Calculus
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 17, 2014


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Omri Weinstein, Princeton University
Title: Approximating the best Nash Equilibrium in n^{o(log n)}-time breaks the Exponential Time Hypothesis
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 17, 2014


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Siddhartha Sahi, Department of Mathematics, Rutgers University
Title: The Emergence of Money
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 16, 2014


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Anthony Zaleski, Rutgers University
Title: An Interesting Twist on the Classical Isoperimetric Problem
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 11, 2014


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Anand Sarwate, Rutgers University
Title: Active Learning with Asymmetric Costs
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 10, 2014


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Nathan Fox, Rutgers University
Title: Aperiodic Subtraction Games
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: May 1, 2014


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Timothy Naumovitz, Rutgers University
Title: Approximating Distance to Monotonicity in the Streaming Setting
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 30, 2014


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Siddhartha Sahi, Rutgers University
Title: Minimally complex exchange mechanisms: Emergence of prices, markets, and money
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 525, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 29, 2014


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Kellen Myers, Rutgers University
Title: Rado Numbers: Experimental and Computational Methods
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 24, 2014


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Bireswar Das, DIMACS/IIT Gandhinagar
Title: Succinct Encodings of Graph Isomorphismo
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 23, 2014


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Katherine Edwards, Princeton University
Title: Bounding the Fractional Chromatic Number of K_Delta -free Graphs
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 525, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 22, 2014


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Soichi Okada, Nagoya University
Title: Greatest Common Divisors of Specialized Schur Functions and Generalized Parking Spaces
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 17, 2014


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Yuval Filmus, IAS
Title: Monotone Submodular Maximization over a Matroid
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 16, 2014


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Emmanuel Abbe, Princeton University
Title: Thresholds for Inverse Problems on Random Graphs
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 525, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 15, 2014


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Vinay Vaishampayan, DIMACS
Title: Distributed Storage Systems: Issues, Performance Analysis and Code Design
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 15, 2014
DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Series


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Douglas Hofstadter, University of Indiana
Title: Curious Patterns and Nonpatterns in a Family of Meta-Fibonacci Recursions
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 10, 2014


The Command, Control, and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis (CCICADA), a Homeland Security Center of Excellence Seminar
Speaker: Christopher Gaffney, Rutgers Center for Operations Research
Title: Deductible Insurance and the Transfer of Risk
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 433, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 10, 2014


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Aditya Bhaskara, Google
Title: TBA
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 9, 2014


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Swastik Kopparty, Rutgers University
Title: Nikodym Sets in Finite Fields
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 525, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 8, 2014


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Brian Nakamura, Rutgers University
Title: Functional Equations for Patterns in Permutations
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 3, 2014


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Aaron Roth, Univ. of Penn
Title: Privately Solving Allocation Problems
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 2, 2014


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Mrinal Kumar, Rutgers University
Title: Lower Bounds for Homogeneous Depth 4 Arithmetic Circuits
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 525, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 1, 2014


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Ebad S. Mahmoodian, Sharif University, Iran
Title: Defining Sets from Graph Coloring to Latin Squares and Sudoku
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 27, 2014


The Douglass Project for Rutgers Women in Math, Science and Engineering, Department of Computer Science, and DIMACS Present
Speaker: Rane Johnson, Microsoft
Title: Solving World Problems with Computer Science (A Talk by Rane Johnson)
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Busch Campus Center, Room 116 ABC, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 26, 2014


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Ran Raz, Weizmann Institute, IAS
Title: How to Delegate Computations: The Power of No-Signaling Proofs
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 26, 2014


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Esther Ezra, Courant Institute, NYU
Title: Geometric Discrepancy Via the Entropy Method
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 525, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 25, 2014


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Jaroslaw Zola, Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute
Title: Constructing and Clustering of Similarity Graphs from Large-Scale Metagenomic Collections
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 25, 2014
DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Series


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Edinah Gnang, Institute for Advanced Study
Title: A Combinatorial Approach to Hypermatrix Algebra
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 13, 2014


The Command, Control, and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis (CCICADA), a Homeland Security Center of Excellence Seminar
Speaker: Cheyne Homberger, University of Florida
Title: Real Applications of Structural Combinatorics: Three Case Studies
Time: 11:05am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 433, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 13, 2014


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Siu Man Chan, Princeton University
Title: Monotone Lower Bounds via Fourier Analysis
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 12, 2014


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Ori Parzanchevski, Institute for Advanced Study
Title: High-dimensional Expanders
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 525, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 11, 2014


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Matthew Russell, Rutgers University
Title: Ptolemy-like Theorems in the Minkowski Plane
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 6, 2014


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Anindya De, IAS
Title: Central Limit Theorem for Gaussian Chaos and Deterministic Counting for Polynomial Threshold Functions
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 5, 2014


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Nicolas Fraiman, University of Pennsylvania
Title: Connectivity of Geometric k-out Graphs
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 525, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 4, 2014


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Will Lee, Rutgers-Camden
Title: On Lehmer's Conjecture about Ramanujan's Tau Function
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 27, 2014


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Edinah Gnang, IAS
Title: Representing Integers ONLY using ONE
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 525, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 25, 2014


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Bireswar Das, IUSSTF Research Fellow DIMACS
Title: The Isomorphism Problem for k-trees is Complete for Logspace
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 24, 2014
DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Series


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Semeon Artamonov, Rutgers University
Title: A-polynomials for knots using the q-Zeilberger algorithm
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 20, 2014


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Joshua Grochow, Univ. of Toronto
Title: New Connections between Lower Bounds on Algorithms, Circuits, and Proofs
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 19, 2014


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Avi Wigderson, Institute for Advanced Study
Title: Can Every Sequential Computation be Efficiently Parallelized?
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 525, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 18, 2014


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Maria Chudnovsky, Columbia University
Title: Coloring Graphs with Forbidden Induced Subgraphs
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 525, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 12, 2014


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Bernard Chazelle, Princeton University
Title: Algorithmic Tools for Self-Organization
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 12, 2014


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Kunikazu Yoda, CCICADA/DIMACS
Title: Bounds on the Probability of the Union of Events
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 11, 2014
DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Series


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Ori Parzanchevski, IAS
Title: Fourier Analysis of Word Maps
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 6, 2014


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Avi Wigderson, IAS
Title: Can Every Sequential Computation be Efficiently Parallelized? (or, towards the KRW conjecture on composing Boolean functions)
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 5, 2014


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Yuval Filmus, Institute for Advanced Study
Title: Triangle-intersecting Families of Graphs
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 525, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 4, 2014


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Wolfram Koepf, Univ. of Kassel, Germany
Title: Methods of Computer Algebra for Orthogonal Polynomials
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: January 30, 2014


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Aleksandar Nikolov, Rutgers University
Title: Approximating Hereditary Discrepancy via Small Width Ellipsoids
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: January 29, 2014


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Ameerah Chowdhury, Carnegie Mellon University
Title: A Proof of the Manickam-Miklos-Singhi Conjecture for Vector Spaces
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 525, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2014


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Michael N. Katehakis, Rutgers University
Title: Solutions to two problems on Bandit Models
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2014
DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Series


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Doron Zeilberger, Rutgers University
Title: George Eyre Andrews (b. Dec. 4, 1938): A Reluctant REVOLUTIONARY
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 5, 2013


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Kostas Bekris, Rutgers University
Title: Algorithmic Challenges in Robot Motion Planning
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 4, 2013


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Noga Alon, Tel Aviv University and IAS
Title: Sum-free subgroups
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 525, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 3, 2013


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Edinah K. Gnang, Institute of Advanced Studies
Title: Computational aspects of the Combinatorial Nullstellensatz method via a polynomial approach to matrix and Hypermatrix Algebra
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: Tuesday, November 26, 2013
DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Series


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Matthew Russell, Rutgers University
Title: Noncommutative Recursions and the Laurent Phenomenon
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 21, 2013


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Gillat Kol, IAS
Title: Interactive Channel Capacity
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 20, 2013


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Zeev Dvir, Princeton University
Title: Breaking the Quadratic Barrier for 3 Query LCCs Over the Reals
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 525, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 19, 2013


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Jonathan Hanke, Rutgers University
Title: Explicit Arithmetic Cohomology Computations over Quadratic Number Fields
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 14, 2013


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Rocco Servedio, Columbia University
Title: Learning from Satisfying Assignments
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 13, 2013


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Yufei Zhao, MIT
Title: The Green-Tao Theorem and a Relative Szemerédi Theorem
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 525, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 12, 2013


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Brian Ricks, DIMACS
Title: Crowd Simulation on 3D Surfaces
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2013
DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Series


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: William Kang, Bergen County Academies
Title: Zeta Function-Like Sums Over Lucas Numbers
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 7, 2013


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Mark Lewko, IAS
Title: Sets of Large Doubling
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 6, 2013


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Matthieu Plumettaz, Columbia University
Title: The Structure of Graphs with No Cycles of Length Divisible by Three
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 525, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 5, 2013


The Command, Control, and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis (CCICADA), A Distinguished Homeland Security Presentation
Speaker: Erroll G. Southers, Department of Homeland Security National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE)
Title: Homegrown Violent Extremism
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: Friday, November 1, 2013


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Choongbum Lee, MIT
Title: Two Approaches to Sidorenko's Conjecture
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 525, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 29, 2013


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Nathaniel Shar, Rutgers University
Title: Computer-assisted Bijectification of Algebraic Proofs
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 24, 2013


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Sergey Yekhanin, Microsoft Research Silicon Valley
Title: Local Erasure Coding for Data Storage
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 23, 2013


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Van Vu, Yale University
Title: Matrix Perturbation Bounds with Random Noise and Applications
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 525, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 22, 2013


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Spiros Papadimitriou, Rutgers University
Title: Graphs and Scalable Analytics
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2013
DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Series


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Michael Kiessling, Rutgers University
Title: "Magic" numbers in Smale's 7th problem
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 17, 2013


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Brendan Juba, Harvard University
Title: Efficient Reasoning in PAC Semantics
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 16, 2013


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Hao Huang, IAS and DIMACS
Title: The Minimum Number of Nonnegative Edges in Hypergraphs
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 525, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 15, 2013


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Emden R. Gansner, AT&T Labs
Title: Practical Graph Drawing
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2013
DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Series


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Neil J. A. Sloane, Rutgers University
Title: 2178 And All That
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 10, 2013


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Noga Alon, Tel Aviv University
Title: Approximation Algorithms via Matrix Covers
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 9, 2013


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Jozsef Beck, Rutgers University
Title: What is Snapshot Randomness?
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 525, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 8, 2013


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Felix Lazebnik, University of Delaware
Title: On Configurations in Finite Projective Planes
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 3, 2013


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Xi Chen, Columbia University
Title: Multi-Stage Design for Quasipolynomial-Time Isomorphism Testing of Steiner 2-Systems
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 2, 2013


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Jonathan Cutler, Montclair State University
Title: Independent Sets in Graphs with Given Minimum Degree
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 525, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 1, 2013


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Philip J. Holmes, Princeton University
Title: The Neural Dynamics of Decision Making: Multiple Scales and a Range of Models
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: Monday, September 30, 2013
DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Series


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Lara Pudwell, Valparaiso University
Title: Pattern Avoidance in Trees
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 26, 2013


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Eli Berger, Haifa University
Title: The Algebraic and Topological Properties of Claw-free Graphs
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 425, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 25, 2013


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Yevgeniy Dodis, NYU
Title: Key Derivation Without Entropy Waste
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 25, 2013


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Rotem Oshman, Princeton University/Tel Aviv University
Title: Tight Bounds for Set Disjointness in the Message-Passing Model
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 18, 2013


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Paul Seymour, Princeton University
Title: Disjoint Dijoins
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 525, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 17, 2013


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Georges Grinstein, University of Massachussets
Title: Measuring Truth in Data Visualizations
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: Monday, September 16, 2013
DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Series


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Aravindan Vijayaraghavan, CMU
Title: Uniqueness of Tensor Decompositions with Applications to Learning Latent Variable Models
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 11, 2013


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Adam Marcus, Yale University
Title: The Probabilistic Method and Roots of Polynomials
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 525, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 10, 2013


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Brian Nakamura, Rutgers University
Title: Enumerating permutations with exactly r copies of a pattern
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2013
DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Series


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Manuel Kauers, RISC-Linz, Austria
Title: On a new algorithm for computing hyperexponential solutions of P-finite differential equations
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: July 18, 2013


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Michael Elberfeld, International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley
Title: On the Complexity of Monadic Second-Order Logic and its Applications
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: July 10, 2013


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Hubie Chen, Basque Foundation for Science
Title: The Fine Classification of Conjunctive Queries and Parameterized Logarithmic Space Complexity
Time: 2:30 - 3:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: June 27, 2013


REU Tutorial: Combinatorial Discrepancy
Speaker: Raghu Meka, DIMACS & Institute for Advanced Study
Title: Combinatorial Discrepancy: A Tutorial  View the Tutorial Video
Time: 12:30 - 2:00 and 2:30 - 4:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Co-sponsored by the DIMACS Special Focus on Information Sharing and Dynamic Data Analysis.
Date: June 10, 2013


REU Tutorial: Practical Graph Drawing
Speaker: Emden R. Gansner, AT&T Labs Research
Title: Practical Graph Drawing: A Tutorial
Time: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 12:30 - 1:30pm and Wednesday, June 5, 2013 12:30 - 3:00 pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: June 4 and June 5, 2013


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Ron Adin, Bar-Ilan University (Israel)
Title: Characters, descents and matrices
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: May 9, 2013


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Jim Lepowsky, Rutgers University
Title: A motivated proof of Gordon's identities
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: May 2, 2013


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Ali Kemal Sinop, Princeton University
Title: Towards a better approximation for Sparsest Cut?
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: May 1, 2013


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Amanda Redlich, Rutgers University
Title: Unbalanced allocations and cost minimization
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 29, 2013
DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Series


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Frank Garvan, University of Florida
Title: The Dyson Rank of Partitions
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 25, 2013


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Shi Li, Princeton University
Title: Approximating k-Median via Pseudo-Approximation
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 24, 2013


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Swastik Kopparty, Rutgers
Title: Explicit Subspace Designs
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 124, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 23, 2013


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Melkamu Zeleke, William Paterson University
Title: On Subsets of Ordered Trees Enumerated by a Subsequence of Fibonacci Numbers
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 18, 2013


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Oded Regev, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
Title: Quantum One-Way Communication can be Exponentially Stronger Than Classical Communication
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 17, 2013


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Justin Gilmer, Rutgers
Title: Composition Limits and Separating Examples for some Boolean Function Complexity Measures
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 124, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 16, 2013


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Graham Cormode, AT & T Labs
Title: Data Driven Concerns in Private Data Release
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 15, 2013
DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Series


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Marc Chamberland, Grinnell College
Title: A Feast of Experimental Mathematics
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 11, 2013


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Ravishankar Krishnaswamy, Carnegie Mellon University
Title: Improved approximation algorithms for broadcast scheduling
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 10, 2013


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Hoi Nguyen, Yale
Title: Some universality results for random matrix of dependent entries
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 124, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 9, 2013


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Raghu Meka, DIMACS, Rutgers and IAS
Title: Constructive Discrepancy Minimization by Walking on the Edges
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 8, 2013
DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Series


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Art DuPre, Rutgers University
Title: A New Yoga for Constructing Tensegrities
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 4, 2013


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Bahman Kalantari, Rutgers University
Title: An Algorithmic Separating Hyperplane Theorem and Its Applications
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 3, 2013


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Van Vu, Yale
Title: How many real eigenvalues does a random matrix have?
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 124, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 2, 2013


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Elaine Weyuker, DIMACS, Rutgers University
Title: Looking for Bugs In all the RIGHT Places
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 2, 2013
DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Series


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Brian Nakamura, Rutgers University
Title: Computational Methods in Permutation Patterns
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 28, 2013


Special CCICADA/DIMACS Seminar
Speaker: Anthony J. Kassekert, Dept. of Homeland Security and Florida State University
Title: Policy Tool Bundling: Predicting the Selection of Policy Instruments Using a Bayesian Multivariate Probit Model
Time: 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 28, 2013



DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Jing Chen, IAS
Title: Leveraging Higher-Order Beliefs in Mechanism Design
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 27, 2013


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Jozsef Beck, Rutgers University
Title: What is geometric entropy, and does it really increase?
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 124, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 26, 2013


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Jeffrey W. Herrmann and William Rand, Indiana University of Maryland
Title: Modeling Urgent Information Diffusion via Tweets
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 25, 2013
DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Series


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Doron Zeilberger, Rutgers University
Title: How I need a drink, alcoholic of course, after the heavy lectures involving ...
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 14, 2013


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Sushant Sachdeva, Princeton University
Title: Near-linear time algorithms for Balanced Separator by simulating random walks
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 13, 2013


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Manor Mendel, Open University of Israel & IAS
Title: Expanders with respect to random regular graphs
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 124, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 12, 2013


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Howard Karloff, AT&T Labs
Title: Maximum Entropy Summary Trees
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 12, 2013
DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Series


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Vince Vatter, University of Florida
Title: 321-avoiding permutations
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 7, 2013


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Mikkel Thorup, AT&T Labs-Research
Title: The Power of Tabulation Hashing
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 6, 2013


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Wes Pegden, NYU
Title: Apollonian structure in the Abelian sandpile
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 124, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 5, 2013


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Yong-Yeol Ahn, Indiana University
Title: Predicting Viral Memes using Community Structure
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 4, 2013
DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Series


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Roger Nussbaum, Rutgers University
Title: The 2^n Conjecture and Related Questions
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 28, 2013


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Hao Huang, IAS
Title: Extremal problems in Eulerian digraphs
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 26, 2013


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Vladimir Retakh, Rutgers
Title: Noncommutative Laurent phenomenon. A geometric approach
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 21, 2013


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Or Meir, IAS
Title: IP = PSPACE via error correcting codes
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 20, 2013


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Huy Le Nguyen, Princeton
Title: OSNAP: Faster numerical linear algebra algorithms via sparser subspace embeddings
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 124, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 19, 2013


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Bahman Kalantari, Rutgers University
Title: The Triangle Algorithm: A Robust Geometric Algorithm and Its Applications
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 18, 2013
DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Series


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Thomas Robinson, Rutgers University
Title: Recurrences in the Jacobi identity of a vertex operator algebra
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 14, 2013


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Ilya Volkovich, Technion
Title: Black-Box Identity Testing Of Depth-4 Multilinear Circuits
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 13, 2013


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Mike Saks, Rutgers University
Title: Population recovery with high erasure probability
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 124, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 12, 2013


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Neil Sloane, OEIS Foundation
Title: The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences: The First Hundred Years
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 7, 2013


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Krysztof Onak, Thomas J. Watson Research Center
Title: Superlinear lower bounds for multipass graph processing
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 6, 2013


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Or Meir, IAS
Title: Combinatorial Construction of Locally Testable Codes
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 124, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 5, 2013


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Matthew Samuel, Rutgers University
Title: A new Analog of Permutation Patterns for General Coxeter groups
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 4, 2013
DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Series


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Gil Kalai, Hebrew University and Yale University
Title: Open collaborative mathematics over the Internet - three examples
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: January 31, 2013


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Tim Naumovitz, Rutgers University
Title: P,NP,EXP,NEXP,co-NP,PH,L,NL,PSPACE,EXPSPACE,P/poly,BPP,RP,co-RP,ZPP,BP*NP,NC,AM,MA
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: January 30, 2013


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Stefan Langerman, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Title: A Center Transversal Theorem for Hyperplanes Arrangements
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: January 30, 2013


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Arnab Bhattacharyya, DIMACS
Title: Every locally characterized affine-invariant property is testable
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 124, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: January 29, 2013


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Patrick Devlin, Rutgers University
Title: Integer Subsets with High Volume and Low Perimeter
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: January 24, 2013


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Raghu Meka, DIMACS
Title: A PTAS for Computing the Supremum of Gaussian Processes
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: January 23, 2013


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Anton Khoroshkin, Stony Brook University
Title: On generating series of finitely presented operads and pattern avoidance
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 13, 2012


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Dan Romik, University of California, Davis
Title: Second class particles in exclusion processes and Young tableaux
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 6, 2012


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Ran Raz, The Weizmann Institute of Science
Title: The Surprise Examination Paradox and the Second Incompleteness Theorem
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 5, 2012


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Raghu Meka, IAS
Title: Constructive discrepancy minimization by walking on the edges
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 525, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 4, 2012


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Ein-Ya Gura, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel)
Title: Insights into Game Theory: An Alternative Mathematical Experience
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 29, 2012


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: David Cash, Rutgers University
Title: Authentication from the Learning Parity with Noise Problem
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 28, 2012


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Jae-Ho Lee, U. Wisconsin
Title: Q-polynomial distance-regular graphs and the DAHA of rank one
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 525, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 27, 2012


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Manish Parashar, Director of the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute
Title: Moving From Data to Insights Addressing Data Challenges in Simulation-based Science
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 26, 2012
DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Series


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Boram Park, DIMACS, Rutgers University/ NRF of Korea
Title: A matrix sequence {Gamma(A^m)}_{m=1}^infty might converge even if the matrix A is not primitive
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 525, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 20, 2012


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Hava Siegelmann, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Title: Turing on Super-Turing
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 19, 2012
DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Series


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Bahman Kalantari, Rutgers University
Title: Solving Linear Systems Via A Convex Hull Algorithm
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 15, 2012


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Michal Koucky, Mathematical Institute of Czech Academy of Sciences
Title: Computing error-correcting codes by bounded-depth circuits
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 301A, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 14, 2012


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Jed Yang, UCLA
Title: Tiling simply connected regions using rectangles
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 525, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 13, 2012


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Alexei Vazquez, The Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Title: Optimization of personalized therapies for anticancer treatment
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 433, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 12, 2012
DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Series


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Andrew Drucker, IAS
Title: PCPs and hardness of approximation: beyond NP
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 7, 2012


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Maria Chudnovsky, Columbia University
Title: Extending the Gyarfas-Sumner Conjecture
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 525, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 6, 2012


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Robert DeMarco, Rutgers University
Title: Gluing Graphs
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 5, 2012
DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Series


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Patrick Devlin, Rutgers University
Title: Integer Subsets with High Volume and Low Perimeter
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 1, 2012


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Akitoshi Kawamura, University of Tokyo
Title: Distance k-sectors and zone diagrams
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 31, 2012


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Hao Huang, IAS
Title: Extremal problems in Eulerian digraphs
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 525, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 30, 2012


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Matthew Russell, Rutgers University
Title: An automated exploration of Somos-like sequences and the Laurent phenomenon
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 25, 2012


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Shubhangi Saraf, Rutgers University
Title: Rank bound for design matrices and applications to incidence theorems and locally correctable codes
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 301A, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 24, 2012


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Arnab Bhattacharyya, DIMACS
Title: On the convergence of the Hegselmann-Krause system
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 22, 2012
DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Series


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Shaoshi Chen, North Carolina State University
Title: Telescopers for 3D Walks via Residues
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 18, 2012


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Edinah Gnang, Rutgers University
Title: Revisiting Euclid's Proof of the Infinitude of Primes
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 17, 2012


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Eldar Fischer, Technion
Title: Testing assignments for satisfying a read-once formula
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 17, 2012


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Jozsef Balogh, University of Illinois
Title: Independent sets in hypergraphs
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 525, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 16, 2012


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Jocelyn Quaintance, Rutgers University and West Virginia University
Title: Coloring Statistics of an m x n grid
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 11, 2012


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Anupam Gupta, Carnegie Mellon University
Title: How to Run your Chores, and Get to Dinner on Time
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 10, 2012


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Aravindan Vijayaraghanvan, Princeton and CMU
Title: Approximation Algorithms for Semi-random Graph Partitioning Problems
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 8, 2012
DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Series


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Scott Garrabrant, UCLA
Title: Cofinite Induced Subgraph Nim
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 4, 2012


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Arnab Bhattacharyya, DIMACS/Rutgers University
Title: Testing Assignments of Boolean CSPs
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 3, 2012


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Krzysztof Choromanski, Columbia University
Title: The Erdos-Hajnal Conjecture
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 525, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 2, 2012


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Doron Zeilberger, Rutgers University
Title: The Amazing "3 To the Power n" Theorem and its even more Amazing Proof
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 27, 2012


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Tim Roughgarden, Stanford University
Title: Smoothness arguments and the price of anarchy
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 26, 2012


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Igor Balla, NYU
Title: Extremal Results for Union-Closed Families
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 525, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 25, 2012


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Endre Boros, RUTCOR Director, Rutgers University
Title: Shortest Path Interdiction and Total Reward Games
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 24, 2012
DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Series


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Arthur DuPre, Rutgers University
Title: Mining for Primes in the Field of Continued Fractions and Linearly Recursive Sequences
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 20, 2012


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Klim Efremenko, Tel-Aviv University
Title: From Irreducible Representations to Locally Decodable Codes
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 19, 2012


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Amir Shpilka, Technion
Title: On Sunflowers and Matrix Multiplication
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 12, 2012


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Fred Roberts, DIMACS, Rutgers University
Title: Meaningless Statements in Landscape Ecology and Environmental Sustainability
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 10, 2012
DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Series


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Donatella Firmani, Sapienza University of Rome
Title: Minimum Spanning Tree and Connectivity of Large Scale Graphs in MapReduce
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: May 9, 2012


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Vahab Mirrokni, Google
Title: Online Ad Allocation: Adversarial, Stochastic and Simultaneous Approximations
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: May 2, 2012


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Shulamith Gross, Baruch College
Title: Evaluating Probability Forecasts
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 30, 2012
DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Series, Spring 2012


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Vince Vatter, University of Florida
Title: Enumeration schemes and the insertion encoding
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 26, 2012


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Matthew Oster, Rutgers University
Title: Approximation Algorithm Techniques via Set Cover
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 25, 2012


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Vinodchandran Variyam, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Title: On the Complexity of the Graph Reachability Problem
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 25, 2012


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Ke Wang, Rutgers University
Title: Optimal local semi-circle law and delocalization property of eigenvectors
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 124, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 24, 2012


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Melkamu Zeleke, William Paterson University
Title: Riordan Arrays and Their Applications in Combinatorics
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 19, 2012


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Brian Nakamura, Rutgers University
Title: On Synchronizing Automata
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 18, 2012


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Aditya Bhaskara, Princeton University
Title: Unconditionally Differentially Private Mechanisms for Linear Queries
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 18, 2012


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: David Zuckerman, UT Austin and IAS
Title: Randomness Extraction: A Survey
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 124, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 17, 2012


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Pavel Mahmud, Rutgers University
Title: Indel-sensitive Read Mapping with 2 and 3-gram Frequencies and Cache Oblivious kd-Trees
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 16, 2012
DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Series, Spring 2012


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: James Abello, DIMACS Research Faculty
Title: The Majority Rule and Combinatorial Geometry (via the Symmetric Group)
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 12, 2012


DIMACS/CCICADA Student-organized Seminar Series
Speaker: Robert Kopp, Rutgers University
Title: Interpreting the noisy geological record of ancient climate changes: An informal discussion about using the past to learn about the future
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 433, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 12, 2012


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Edinah Gnang, Rutgers University
Title: Sampling Permutation Matrices/Tensors
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 11, 2012


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Bahman Kalantari, Rutgers University
Title: A Characterization Theorem and An Algorithm for A Convex Hull Problem
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 11, 2012


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Nikhil Srivastava, Princeton University
Title: Improved Matrix Chernoff Bounds for Smooth Distributions
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 124, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 10, 2012


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Eric Rowland, UQAM
Title: Automated symbolic number theory
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 5, 2012


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Charles Wolf, Rutgers University
Title: Applying Graph Coloring to Partitions of Sum Free Sets
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 4, 2012


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Miguel Mosteiro, Rutgers University
Title: Opportunistic Information Dissemination in Mobile Ad-hoc Networks:
Adaptiveness vs. Obliviousness and Randomization vs. Determinism

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 4, 2012


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Michael Picollelli, U. Delaware
Title: Some recent results on H-free processes
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 124, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 3, 2012


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: John T. Krimmel, Sr., The College of New Jersey
Title: The Social Construction of Criminology
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 2, 2012
DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Series, Spring 2012


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Edinah Gnang, Rutgers University
Title: On two semi-positional recursive integer encodings
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 29, 2012


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Simoah Herdade, Rutgers University
Title: Upper and lower bounds
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 28, 2012


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Shubhangi Saraf, IAS
Title: The Method of Multiplicities
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 28, 2012


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Alex Nikolov, Rutgers University
Title: Vector discrepancy
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 124, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 27, 2012


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: James P. Wojtowicz, CCICADA/Rutgers University
Title: Enhancing correctional efficiencies, effectiveness and outcomes
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 26, 2012
DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Series, Spring 2012


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Ilias Kotsireas, Wilfrid Laurier University
Title: New Results on D-optimal matrices
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 22, 2012


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Kellen Myers, Rutgers University
Title: Oral Qualifying Exam and Advisor Panel Discussion
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 21, 2012


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Jelani Nelson, Princeton and IAS
Title: Sparser Johnson-Lindenstrauss Transforms
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 21, 2012


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Xiaoyun Lu, U.S. Census Bureau
Title: A theorem on plane graphs
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 124, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 20, 2012


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Sergei Vassilvitskii, Yahoo! Research
Title: Mining with Massive Data: Parallelism to the Rescue
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 19, 2012
DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Series, Spring 2012


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Walter Stromquist, Swarthmore College
Title: The Mathematics of Three-Candidate Elections
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 8, 2012


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Arran Hamm, Rutgers University
Title: Intersecting Families
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 7, 2012


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Aleksandar Nikolov, Rutgers University
Title: Optimal Private Halfspace Counting via Discrepancy
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 7, 2012


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Hoi H. Nguyen, Penn
Title: Random doubly stochastic matrices: the circular law
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 124, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 6, 2012


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Humberto Montalvan, Rutgers University
Title: Super-Uniformity of Billiard Paths
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 5, 2012
DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Series, Spring 2012


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Sergei K. Suslov, Arizona State University
Title: On Integrability of Nonautonomous Nonlinear Schroedinger Equations
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 1, 2012


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Brian Thompson, Rutgers University
Title: The Fountain of Life: Renewal Theory and Information Streams
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: Ferbruary 29, 2012


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Gagan Goel, Google
Title: Polyhedral Clinching Auctions and the AdWords Polytope
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 29, 2012


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Jozsef Beck, Rutgers
Title: Big Bang Theory
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 124, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 28, 2012


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Doron Zeilberger, Rutgers University
Title: A Case Study In Early 21st-Century Mathematical Narrow-Mindedness
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 23, 2012


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Doron Zeilberger, Rutgers University
Title: A Case Study In Early 21st-Century Mathematical Narrow-Mindedness
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 23, 2012


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Timothy Naumovitz, Rutgers University
Title: P=NP iff N=1
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: Ferbruary 22, 2012


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Mario Szegedy, Rutgers University
Title: A Sharper Local Lemma with Improved Applications
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 22, 2012


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Ankur Moitra, IAS
Title: Pareto Optimal Solutions for Smoothed Analysts
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 124, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 21, 2012


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Guy Melancon, Université de Bordeaux & INRIA Bordeaux
Title: Relevance feedback index for document visualization
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 20, 2012
DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Series, Spring 2012


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Vladimir Retakh, Rutgers University
Title: Noncommutative Laurent Phenomenon
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 16, 2012


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Brian Garnett, Rutgers University
Title: The Size of a Hypergraph and its Matching Number
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: Ferbruary 15, 2012


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Benny Pinkas, Bar Ilan University
Title: Secure Computation on the Web: Computing without Simultaneous Interaction
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 15, 2012


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Laszlo Lovasz, Eotvos Lorand University and IAS
Title: Extremal graphs and graph limits
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 124, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 14, 2012


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Boram Park, Seoul National University and DIMACS
Title: Recent results on competition graphs and competition numbers
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 13, 2012
DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Series, Spring 2012


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Robert Boyer, Drexel University
Title: Polynomial Versions of Integer Partitions and Their Zeros
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 9, 2012


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Humberto Montalvan, Rutgers University
Title: Super-Uniformity of Billiard Paths (and Planes)
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: Ferbruary 8, 2012


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Mike Saks, Rutgers University
Title: An optimal lower bound for file maintenance
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 8, 2012


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Wes Pegden, NYU
Title: The fractal nature of the Abelian Sandpile
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 124, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 7, 2012


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Ankur Moitra, IAS, Princeton
Title: Vertex Sparsification
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 6, 2012
DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Series, Spring 2012


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Doron Zeilberger, Rutgers University
Title: Herbert Saul Wilf (1931-2012): an Experimental Mathematics GIANT
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 2, 2012


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Matthew Russell, Rutgers University
Title: Fun with Exponential Generating Functions
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 1, 2012


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Mark Braverman, Princeton University
Title: Towards Coding for Maximum Errors in Interactive Communication
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 1, 2012


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Zeev Dvir, Princeton University
Title: Quantitative Sylvester-Gallai theorems
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 124, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: January 31, 2012


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Jeffrey Hermann, University of Maryland
Title: Operations Research for Public Health Preparedness
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: January 30, 2012
DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Series, Spring 2012


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Henry Cohn, Microsoft Lab, Cambridge, MA
Title: What does the combinatorial landscape look like?
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: January 26, 2012


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Eric Allender, Rutgers University
Title: Kolmogorov Complexity, Circuits, and the Strength of Formal Theories of Arithmetic
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: January 25, 2012


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Stefan van Zwam, Princeton University
Title: Beyond Total Unimodularity
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 124, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: January 24, 2012


DIMACS Special Seminar
Speaker: Jiri Fiala, Charles University, Prague
Title: The k-in-a-path problem for claw-free graphs
Time: 12:00pm Lunch Served - Seminar: 1:00 - 2:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: January 24, 2012


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Ricky Rosen, Princeton University
Title: A Strong Parallel Repetition Theorem for Projection Games on Expanders
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: January 18, 2012


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Paul Kantor, Rutgers University
Title: Social Media and Public Safety: The Hat Chase Experiments
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 12, 2011
DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Series, Fall 2011


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: David Nacin, William Patterson (visiting Rutgers)
Title: Minimal Examples of Non-Koszul A(G)
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 8, 2011


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Russell Impagliazzo, IAS and UCSD
Title: A Satisfiability Algorithm for $\AC^0$ Some small but important corrections
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 7, 2011


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Noga Alon, Tel Aviv University and IAS
Title: The chromatic number of random Cayley graphs
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 425, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 6, 2011


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Avi Wigderson, Institute for Advanced Study
Title: Local correction of codes and Euclidean Incidence Geometry
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 1, 2011


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Sergei Vassilvitskii, Stanford University
Title: Dealing with Massive Data: Parallelism to the Rescue
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 30, 2011


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Balazs Szegedy, U. of Toronto
Title: Higher order Fourier analysis
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 425, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 29, 2011


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Graham Cormode, AT & T Labs
Title: Continuous distributed monitoring: A short survey
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 28, 2011
DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Series, Fall 2011


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Juan Pable Vielma, University of Pittsburg
Title: Cutting Planes and Elementary Closures for Non-linear Integer Programming
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 21, 2011
DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Series, Fall 2011


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Victor Moll, Tulane University
Title: Valuations of classical sequences
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 17, 2011


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Graham Cormode, AT & T Research
Title: Mergeable Summaries
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 16, 2011


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Benjamin Matschke, IAS
Title: Equivariant topology methods and the colored Tverberg problem
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 425, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 15, 2011


DIMACS/CCICADA Student-organized Seminar Series
Speaker: Rajiv Gandhi, Rutgers University
Title: From Potential to Promise - Developing Scholars, one Eureka moment at a time
Time: 11:30 - 1:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 15, 2011


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Brian Nakamura, Rutgers University
Title: An overview of the Cerný Conjecture
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 10, 2011


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Srikanth Srinivasan, The Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Title: Pseudorandom generators for read-once ACC^0_m
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 9, 2011


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Van Vu, Yale
Title: Law of random determinants
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 425, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 8, 2011


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Eugene Zima, Wilfrid Laurier University Waterloo, CANADA
Title: Accelerating indefinite summation
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 3, 2011


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Shachar Lovett, IAS
Title: Subspace-evasive sets
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 425, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 1, 2011


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Hans-Jörg Schulz, University of Rostock, Germany and Graz University, Austria
Title: Visual Analytics of Heterogeneous Data in Life Science Applications
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 31, 2011
DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Series, Fall 2011


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Timur Sadykov, Siberian Federal University, Krasnoyarsk
Title: Monodromy of hypergeometric systems and analytic complexity of algebraic functions
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 27, 2011


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Tony Wirth, The University of Melbourne
Title: Fast Adaptive Trees with Performance Bounds
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 26, 2011


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Joel Spencer, Courant Institute, NYU
Title: Two Needles in Exponential Haystacks
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 425, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 25, 2011


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Shaoshi Chen, North Carolina State University
Title: Proof of the Wilf-Zeilberger conjecture
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 20, 2011


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Dana Ron, Tel-Aviv University
Title: On sublinear algorithms for approximating graph parameters
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 19, 2011


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Michael Krivelevich, Tel Aviv University
Title: Embedding spanning trees in random graphs near the connectivity threshold
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 425, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 18, 2011


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Yifan Hu, AT&T
Title: Getting the Big Picture: Visualizing Large Graphs and Clusters
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 17, 2011
DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Series, Fall 2011


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Justin Gilmer, Rutgers University
Title: On the density of happy numbers
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 13, 2011


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Ankur Moitra, IAS
Title: Vertex Sparsification
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 12, 2011


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Shubhangi Saraf, IAS
Title: Tight lower bounds for 2-query LCCs over finite fields
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 425, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 11, 2011


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Fred Roberts, DIMACS/CCICADA
Title: Competition Graphs and the Dimensions of Biodiversity
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 10, 2011
DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Series, Fall 2011


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Noga Alon, Tel-Aviv University
Title: 48 minutes on strong and weak epsilon nets
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 6, 2011


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Elizabeth Kupin, Rutgers University
Title: Graphs and Colorful Paths
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 5, 2011


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: David Zuckerman, IAS
Title: Privacy Amplification and Non-Malleable Extractors Via Character Sums
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 5, 2011


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Bobby DeMarco, Rutgers University
Title: Mantel's Theorem for random graphs
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 425, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 4, 2011


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Bobby DeMarco, Rutgers University
Title: Cycle Spaces of Random Graphs
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 28, 2011


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Raghu Meka, IAS
Title: Shorter long codes with applications to Unique Games
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 28, 2011


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Benny Sudakov, UCLA
Title: Nonnegative k-sums, fractional covers, and probability of small deviations
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 425, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 27, 2011


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Michael Kauers, Research Institute for Symbolic Computation, J. Kepler University, Linz, Austria
Title: Where is the cheapest equation?
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: Monday, September 26, 2011


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: James Abello, DIMACS
Title: Time Varying Graphs and Combinatorial Discrepancy
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 26, 2011
DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Series, Fall 2011


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Elizabeth Kupin, Rutgers University
Title: Subtraction-Division games, patterns, and self-similarity
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 22, 2011


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Kellen Meyers, Rutgers University
Title: What I Did Last Summer: Pebbling at the REU
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 21, 2011


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Shachar Lovett, IAS
Title: Existence of small families of t-wise independent permutations and t-designs via local limit theorems
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 21, 2011


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Swastik Kopparty, Rutgers University
Title: Concentration of Random Linear Spaces
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 425, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 20, 2011


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Doron Zeilberger, Rutgers University
Title: An ounce of Symbol-Crunching is worth a pound of Number-Crunching
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 15, 2011


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Rong Ge, Princeton University
Title: Finding Overlapping Communities in Social Networks: Toward a Rigorous Approach
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 14, 2011


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Arnab Bhattacharyya, Princeton University
Title: Improved Approximation for the Directed Spanner Problem
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 425, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 13, 2011


DIMACS/CCICADA Student-organized Seminar Series
Speaker: Tom Capone, MTP-USA
Title: So, You Think You Might Want to Work in IT?
Time: 11:30 - 1:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 13, 2011


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Amy Novick-Cohen, Technion, Israel
Title: Coarsening and the deep quench obstacle problem
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 8, 2011


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Swastik Kopparty, IAS
Title: The complexity of powering in finite fields
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 7, 2011


Summer Seminar Series in Combinatorics and Experimental Math
Speaker: Debajyoti Nandi, Rutgers University
Title: Evidence for conjectured partition identities related to level 4 modules of the affine Lie algebra A_2^{(2)}
Time: 4:15 pm
Location: CoRE Bldg., CoRE 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: July 25, 2011


Summer Seminar Series in Combinatorics and Experimental Math
Speaker: Doron Zeilberger, Rutgers University
Title: Computer Generated Proofs vs. Human-Generated Proofs alias Global Insight vs. Local Insight
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: CoRE Bldg., CoRE 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: July 18, 2011


Summer Seminar Series in Combinatorics and Experimental Math
Speaker: Drew Sills, Georgia Southern University and DIMACS
Title: A Revival of Sylvester's Wave Theory of Partitions
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: CoRE Bldg., CoRE 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: July 11, 2011


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Vince Vatter, University of Florida
Title: Grid classes of permutations
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: May 12, 2011


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Jure Leskovec, Stanford
Title: Rhythms of Information Flow through Networks
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: May 2, 2011
DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Series, Spring 2011


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Edinah Gnang, Rutgers University
Title: A Progress Report on an Experimental Mathematics Project
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 28, 2011


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Andrew Baxter, Rutgers University
Title: The Umbral Transfer Matrix Method
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 27, 2011


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Dmitry Gavinsky, NEC Labs
Title: Quantum Fingerprints that Keep Secrets
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 27, 2011


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar Sponsored Jointly with RUTCOR
Speaker: Patrice Perny, University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, France
Title: Algorithmic Decision Theory and Preference-based Optimization
Time: 3:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 25, 2011
DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Series, Spring 2011


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: David Wilson, Rutgers University
Title: Illuminating Roth's Theorem (Informal Masters Defense)
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 21, 2011


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Emilie Hogan, Rutgers University
Title: Somos Sequences - Past and Present
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 20, 2011


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Rocco Servedio, Columbia University
Title: Learning and testing k-modal distributions
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 20, 2011


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Gabor Kun, DIMACS and IAS
Title: TBA
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 525, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 19, 2011


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: YingLi Tian, The City College, City University of New York
Title: Digital Video Analytics and Intelligent Event Based Surveillance
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 18, 2011
DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Series, Spring 2011


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Andrew Baxter, Rutgers University
Title: Algorithms for Permutation Statistics
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 14, 2011


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Humberto Montalván, Rutgers University
Title: A New Result In Geometric Discrepancy
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 13, 2011


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Srikanth Srinivasan, The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
Title: The Hardness of the Noncommutative Determinant
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 13, 2011


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Bobby DeMarco, Rutgers University
Title: Upper Tails for Clique
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 525, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 12, 2011


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Joel Caplan, Rutgers University
Title: Risk Terrain Modeling: Using Basic GIS Functionality for Spatial Risk Assessment and Event Forecasting
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 11, 2011
DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Series, Spring 2011


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Emilie Hogan, Rutgers University
Title: Experimental Mathematics Applied to the Study of Non-linear Recurrences
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 7, 2011


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Ke Wang, Rutgers University
Title: Optimal local semi-circle law and delocalization
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 6, 2011


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Ashwin Nayak, University of Waterloo
Title: Recognizing well-parenthesized expressions in the streaming model
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 6, 2011


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Van Vu, Rutgers University
Title: The Littlewood-Offord-Erdos problem in high dimensions
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 525, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 5, 2011


DIMACS/CCICADA Student-organized Seminar Series
Speaker: Patrice Perny, University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, France
Title: An informal presentation of the research interests of Professor Patrice Perny
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 5, 2011


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Mihai Patrascu, AT&T Labs
Title: Faster Buffering in Large Data Bases
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 4, 2011
DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Series, Spring 2011


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: David Grabiner, National Security Agency
Title: More Probabilistic Proofs of Hook Length Formulas Involving Trees
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 31, 2011


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Timothy Naumovitz, Rutgers University
Title: TBA
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 30, 2011


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Sanjeev Khanna, University of Pennsylvania
Title: Perfect Matchings in Regular Bipartite Graphs
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 30, 2011


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Mario Szegedy, Rutgers University
Title: Moser and Tardos meet Lovasz
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 525, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 29, 2011


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Swarup Acharya, Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent
Title: From Olympics to X-Games: Rethinking Innovation for the Digital Century
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 28, 2011
DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Series, Spring 2011


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Vladimir Retakh, Rutgers University
Title: Hilbert series of algebras associated to direct graphs and order homology
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 24, 2011


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Winfried Hochstaettler, University of Hagen, Germany
Title: Some heuristics for the binary paint shop problem and their expected number of colour changes
Time: 1:00 - 2:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 24, 2011
DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Series, Spring 2011


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Elizabeth Kupin, Rutgers University
Title: Compatible Geometric Matchings
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 23, 2011


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Grant Schoenebeck, Princeton University
Title: Understanding the Limitations of Linear and Semidefinite Programming
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 23, 2011


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Andrew King, Columbia University
Title: Existence and applications of independent systems of representatives
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 525, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 22, 2011


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Iraj Saniee, Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent
Title: The Large Scale Curvature of Networks and its Implications for Network Management and Security
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 21, 2011
DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar Series, Spring 2011


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Noson S. Yanofsky, CUNY graduate center and Brooklyn College
Title: The Shape of an Experiment
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 10, 2011


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Ofer Neiman, Princeton University
Title: Near Linear Lower Bound for Dimension Reduction in L_1
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 9, 2011


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Hoi H. Nguyen, University of Pennsylvania
Title: On the singularity of random symmetric matrices
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 525, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 8, 2011


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Sudarshan Vasudevan, Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent
Title: Efficient Algorithms for Neighboring Discovering in Wireless Networks
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 7, 2011
DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Series, Spring 2011


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Jacques Carette, McMaster University
Title: Definite Integration Revisited
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 3, 2011


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Maria Chudnovsky, Columbia University
Title: Tournament Heroes
Time: 3:15 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 423, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 2, 2011
(NOTE: SPECIAL TIME AND PLACE)


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Aleksandar Nikolov, Rutgers University
Title: Tight Hardness Results for Minimizing Discrepancy
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 2, 2011


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Milan Bradonjic, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Title: On the Mixing Time of Geographical Threshold Graphs
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 28, 2011
DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Series, Spring 2011


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Richard Ehrenborg, University of Kentucky and Institute for Advanced Study
Title: Counting pattern avoiding permutations via integral operators
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 24, 2011


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Shachar Lovett, Institute for Advanced Studies
Title: Linear Systems Over Finite Abelian Groups
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 23, 2011


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Will Perkins, NYU
Title: The Bohman-Frieze Process
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 525, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 22, 2011


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Brian Thompson, Rutgers University
Title: A Streaming Model for Anomaly Detection in Communication Networks: A Renewal Theory Approach
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 21, 2011
DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Series, Spring 2011


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Neil J. A. Sloane, AT&T Shannon Labs
Title: New Integer Sequences, January 2011
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 17, 2011


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Matthew Russell, Rutgers University
Title: Quantum Walks on Graphs
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 16, 2011


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Madhur Tulsiani, Princeton University
Title: Reductions Between Expansion Problems
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 16, 2011


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Sergey Norin, Princeton University
Title: Exponentially many perfect matchings in cubic graphs
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 525, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 15, 2011


DIMACS/CCICADA Student-organized Seminar Series
Speaker: April Kontostathis, Ursinus College
Title: Text Mining and Cybercrime
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 15, 2011


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Doron Zeilberger, Rutgers
Title: Mathematics is Indeed a Religion, But It has too Many Sects!
Let's Unite Under the New God of Experimental Mathematics

Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 10, 2011


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Vladimir Gurvich, Rutgers University
Title: Metric and Ultrametric Spaces of Resistances
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 9, 2011


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Nikhil Srivastava, IAS
Title: An Elementary Proof of the Restricted Invertibility Theorem
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 9, 2011


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Kagan Kursungoz, Penn State University
Title: A generalization of Algorithm-Z with an application
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 3, 2011


Special Talk hosted by Michael Saks, Mathematics, Rutgers University
Speaker: Alexander Sherstov, Microsoft Research
Title: Limits of Communication
Time: 3:30 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 2, 2011


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Bobby DeMarco, Rutgers University
Title: Dependent Random Choice
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 2, 2011


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Wes Pegden, NYU
Title: Connecting three Local Lemmas
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 525, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 1, 2011


Special Talk hosted by Michael Saks, Mathematics, Rutgers University
Speaker: Shubhangi Saraf, MIT
Title: Testing if a Polynomial Formula is Identically 0
Time: 3:30 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: January 31, 2011


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Robert Trivers, Rutgers
Title: Mathematical approaches to problems in evolutionary social theory
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: January 27, 2011


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Paul Beame, Rutgers University
Title: Making Branching Programs Oblivious Requires Superlogarithmic Overhead
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: January 26, 2011


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Paul Seymour, Princeton
Title: Disjoint paths in tournaments
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 525, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: January 25, 2011


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Luke Friedman, Rutgers University
Title: Limits on the Computational Power of Random Strings
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: January 19, 2011


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Bruce Sagan, Michigan State
Title: Combinatorial interpretations of binomial coefficient analogues related to Lucas sequences
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 9, 2010


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Amanda Redlich, (Post-Doc, Mathematics), Rutgers University
Title: Unbalanced Allocations
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 8, 2010


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Bill Steiger, Rutgers University
Title: Six-way Equipartitioning by Three Lines plus the Variance of Random Polygons
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 8, 2010


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Klaus Mueller, Stony Brook University
Title: Interactive Model Learning from High-Dimensional Data: A Visual Analytics Approach
Time: 3:00 - 4:00pm *** Please note time change
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 6, 2010


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Margaret Readdy, University of Kentucky
Title: Balanced and Bruhat graphs
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 2, 2010


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Ji Young Choi, DIMACS Visitor
Title: A Markov Chain Application on Multi-restricted Stirling numbers
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 1, 2010


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Kashyap Kolipaka, Rutgers University
Title: Moser and Tardos meet Lovasz
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 1, 2010


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Graham Cormode, AT&T
Title: [ Title removed for Anonymity ]
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 29, 2010


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Maria Chudnovsky, Columbia University
Title: Vertex-disjoint paths in tournaments
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 18, 2010


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Navin Goyal, Microsoft Research India
Title: Deterministic Algorithms for the Lovasz Local Lemma
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 17, 2010


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Tom Osler, Rowan University
Title: Unexpected connections between three famous old formulas for π
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 11, 2010


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Brian Thompson, Rutgers University
Title: A Streaming Model for Anomaly Detection in Communication Networks: A Renewal Theory Approach
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 10, 2010


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Russell Impagliazzo, University of California, San Diego
Title: Constructive Proofs of Concentration Bounds
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 10, 2010


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Ji Young Choi, DIMACS Visiting Researcher
Title: Multi-restricted numbers and Multi-restrained Stirling numbers
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 8, 2010


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Doron Zeilberger, Rutgers University
Title: A Case Study in Experimental (Yet Fully Rigorous!) Mathematics: The Asymptotic Independence of the Two Main Permutation Statistics
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 4, 2010


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Beth Kupin, Rutgers University
Title: Combinatorics for Analysts, and Other Adventures in Research
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 3, 2010


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Hoeteck Wee, Queens College, CUNY
Title: Universal One-Way Hash Functions via Inaccessible Entropy
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 3, 2010


DIMACS/CCICADA Student-organized Seminar Series
Speaker: Brian Thompson, Rutgers University
Title: A Streaming Model for Anomaly Detection in Communication Networks: A Renewal Theory Approach
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 2, 2010


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Branden Fitelson, Rutgers University
Title: On a recent impossibility result for judgment aggregations
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 1, 2010


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Bahman Kalantari, Rutgers University
Title: Algorithms for Quaternion Polynomial Root-Finding
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 28, 2010


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Humberto Montalvan, Rutgers University
Title: Arithmetic Progressions Instead of Billiard Paths
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 27, 2010


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Jocelyn Quaintance, Rutgers University and West Virginia University
Title: Symmetrically Inequivalent Partitions of a Square Array
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 21, 2010


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Robert DeMarco, Rutgers University
Title: Upper Tails for Triangles
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 20, 2010


The Command, Control, and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis (CCICADA), a Homeland Security Center of Excellence Seminar
Speaker: Jian Chen, University of Southern Mississippi
Title: Visual and Interactive Data Modeling for Science, Engineering, and Training
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 433, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 20, 2010


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Kobbi Nissim, Microsoft AI and Ben-Gurion University
Title: Approximately Optimal Mechanism Design via Differential Privacy
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 20, 2010


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: David Bressoud, Macalester College
Title: Developments in Alternating Sign Matrices
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 14, 2010


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Arran Hamm, Rutgers University
Title: Some Algebraic Combinatorics
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 13, 2010


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Ryan O'Donnell, CMU
Title: Optimal lower bounds for locality sensitive hashing (except when q is tiny)
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 13, 2010


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Drew Sills, Georgia Southern University
Title: Maximizing the Wiener Index
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 7, 2010


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Brian Nakamura, Rutgers University
Title: The Goulden-Jackson Cluster Method
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 6, 2010


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Sergio de Biasi, Rutgers University
Title: Mollified Zone Diagrams and Their Computation
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 6, 2010


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Tina Eliassi-Rad, Rutgers University
Title: Metric Forensics: A Multi-Level Approach for Mining Volatile Graphs
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 4, 2010


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Doron Zeilberger, Rutgers University
Title: Against Rigor
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 30, 2010


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Andrew Baxter, Rutgers University
Title: Pattern Avoidance by Even Permutations
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 29, 2010


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Alexandra Kolla, Microsoft Research
Title: Subgraph Sparsification and Nearly Optimal Ultrasparsifiers
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 29, 2010


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Leonid Levin, Boston University, University of Heidelberg, Humboldt Foundation
Title: Arcane Information, Solving Relations, and Church Censorship
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 22, 2010


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Amira Kebir
Title: Mathematical and computational modeling and analysis for hermaphrodite population dynamics
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 20, 2010


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Swastik Kopparty, CSAIL, MIT
Title: Random graphs and the parity quantifier
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 15, 2010


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Mike Saks, Rutgers University
Title: Approximating the longest increasing subsequence in polylogarithmic time
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 8, 2010


Distinguished Lecture sponsored by the Command, Control, and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis (CCICADA), a Homeland Security Center of Excellence, and by the Rutgers University Homeland Security Research Initiative (RUHSRI)
Speaker: Lynn Canton, FEMA Region II Administrator
Title: FEMA's Role during a Disaster
Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE Auditorium, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: June 25, 2010


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Dominique Foata, University of Strasbourg
Title: Doubloon, a combinatorial model for a q-extension of trigonometric functions
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: May 25, 2010


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Janusz Marecki, Mathematical Sciences Dept, IBM T. J. Watson Research
Title: Towards Conquering Uncertainty in Agent Systems
Time: 11:00 - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: May 24, 2010


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Graham Cormode, AT&T Labs
Title: SIPping from the firehose: Streaming Interactive Proofs for verifying computations
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: May 17, 2010


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Doron Zeilberger, Rutgers University
Title: 3x+1
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: May 6, 2010


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Allen Gorin, U.S. Department of Defense
Title: Stream Characterization from Content
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: May 3, 2010


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Christoph Koutschan, Tulane University
Title: Proof of George Andrews' and David Robbins' q-TSPP Conjecture
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 29, 2010


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Nikos Leonardos, Rutgers University
Title: Introduction to communication complexity
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 28, 2010


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Robert Bell, AT&T Labs-Research
Title: Lessons from the Netflix Prize
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 26, 2010


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: James Abello, DIMACS
Title: The Weak Bruhat Order, Persistent Graphs and Staircase Polygon Visibility
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 22, 2010


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Amanda Redlich, MIT
Title: Unbalanced allocations
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 525, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 22, 2010


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Ke Wang, Rutgers University
Title: Laplacian eigenmaps
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 21, 2010


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Martin Roetteler, NEC Laboratories
Title: Quantum algorithms for highly non-linear Boolean functions
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 21, 2010


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Edinah Gnang, Rutgers University
Title: Tensors Algebra and Tensor Spectrum
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 15, 2010


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Doron Zeilberger, Rutgers University
Title: Luigi Cantini and Andrea Sportiello's Beautiful Proof of the Gorgeous Razumov-Stroganov Conjecture
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 525, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 15, 2010


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Jeff Kahn, Rutgers University
Title: Extremal counting problems for matchings and independent sets
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 14, 2010


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Tomas Vyskocil, Charles University, Prague
Title: Faithful Representations of Graphs by Islands in the Extended Grid
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 12, 2010


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Neil J. A. Sloane, AT&T Shannon Labs
Title: The Toothpick Sequence and Other Sequences from Cellular Automata
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 8, 2010


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Gabor Kun, Rutgers University and IAS
Title: Proof of the Bollobas-Catlin-Eldridge conjecture
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 525, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 8, 2010


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Fengming Wang, Rutgers University
Title: VC Dimension and Learning Theory
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 7, 2010


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Benedetto Piccoli, Rutgers University
Title: From vehicular traffic to motion of intelligent groups
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 5, 2010


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Arran Hamm, Rutgers University
Title: Perfect and "Imperfect" Graphs
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 31, 2010


Computer Science Department Colloquium and DIMACS Algorithmic Foundations of the Internet Joint Seminar
Speaker: Vitaly Shmatikov, University of Texas at Austin
Title: Airavat: Security and Privacy for MapReduce
Time: 11:00 - 12:00 pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 29, 2010


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Paul Pasles, Villanova University
Title: Benjamin Franklin's Mathematics, Recreational and Otherwise
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 25, 2010


Rutgers Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Jozsef Beck, Rutgers University
Title: Where does randomness come from?
subtitle: Deterministic approach to the kinetic theory of gases

Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 525, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 25, 2010


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Kellen Myers, Rutgers University
Title: The Genus of Graphs and Groups: An Alliterative Survey
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 24, 2010


ISE (Dept. of Industrial and Systems Engineering), University Center for Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response (UCDPER), DIMACS, and CCICADA Joint Seminar
Speaker: Wei Xiong, Cornell University
Title: Stockpiling and Utilization Strategies of Healthcare Resources for Pandemic Influenza: A Model-Based Analysis
Time: 5:00 - 6:00pm
Location: CoRE Lecture Hall-Auditorium, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 23, 2010


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Sandra Hall, AT&T Executive Director
Title: Massive Information Mining at Speed and Scale
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 22, 2010


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Bruce Sagan, Michigan State and NSF
Title: Probabilistic proofs of hook length formulas involving trees
Time: 5:15 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 11, 2010


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: David Wilson, Rutgers University
Title: A journey through Van der Waerden's Theorem
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 10, 2010


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Emilie Hogan, Rutgers University
Title: Non-linear recurrences which unexpectedly produce rational numbers
Time: 5:15 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 4, 2010


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Robert DeMarco, Rutgers University
Title: Expander graphs and applications of graph theory
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 3, 2010


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Neil J. A. Sloane, AT&T Shannon Labs
Title: The Toothpick Sequence and Other Sequences from Cellular Automata
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 25, 2010


Joint CCICADA/DIMACS/RUTCOR Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Milind Tambe, University of Southern California
Title: Game Theory for Security: Lessons learned from deployed applications
Time: Lunch: 12:45 - Seminar: 1:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 23, 2010


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Sergi Elizalde, Dartmouth College
Title: A greedy sorting algorithm
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 18, 2010


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Jeremy Wright, Networking and Services Research Lab, AT&T Labs - Research
Title: Detecting changes and anomalies in noisy text streams
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 15, 2010


**DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Paul Pasles, Villanova University
Title: Benjamin Franklin's Mathematics, Recreational and Otherwise
Time: 5:15 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 11, 2010 RESCHEDULED for March 25, 2010


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: David Wilson, Rutgers University
Title: A journey through Van der Waerden's Theorem
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 10, 2010


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Gary Gordon, Lafayette College
Title: Moving faces to other places: Facet Derangements
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 4, 2010


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Elizabeth Kupin, Rutgers University
Title: Rectangle-Free Grid Coloring
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 2, 2010


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Doron Zeilberger, Rutgers University
Title: Combinatorial Trigonometry
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: January 28, 2010


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Humberto Montalvan-Gamez, Rutgers University
Title: Combinatorics and Billiards
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: January 27, 2010


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Senelani Dorothy Hove-Musekwa, AIMS
Title: A social network approach on the impact of stress-related immunosuppression in disease outbreak dynamics
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: January 25, 2010


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Alex Welte, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
Title: Inferring Rates from Instantaneous State Variables: Application to HIV Incidence Estimation
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: January 20, 2010


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Yuliy Baryshnikov, Bell Labs
Title: Caging and Linking
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 14, 2009


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Vince Vatter, Dartmouth College
Title: Permutation classes with rational generating functions
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 10, 2009


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Dev Desai, Rutgers University
Title: An upper bound on the bisection width of regular graphs
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 9, 2009


ISE (Dept. of Industrial and Systems Engineering), the Rutgers DIMACS-CAIT Laboratory for Port Security, DIMACS, CAIT, and CCICADA Joint Seminar
Speaker: Captain Todd Gatlin, US Coast Guard
Title: Coast Guard Operations in the Delaware Bay and New Jersey Coast - Keeping our Maritime Domain Safe and Secure
Time: 5:00 - 6:00pm
Location: CoRE Lecture Hall-Auditorium, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 8, 2009


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Senelani Dorothy Hove-Musekwa, National University of Science and Technology, Zimbabwe and AIMS
Title: Modelling hospitalization, home-based care and individual withdrawal for people living with HIV/AIDS in high prevalence areas
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 7, 2009


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Christoph Koutschan, Tulane University
Title: Advanced Applications of the Holonomic Systems Approach
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 3, 2009


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: James Abello, DIMACS
Title: Hierarchical Graph Maps
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 2, 2009


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Graham Cormode, AT & T
Title: Anonymization and Uncertainty in Social Network Data
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 23, 2009


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Mark C. Wilson, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Title: Higher order asymptotics from multivariate generating functions
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 19, 2009


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Aaron Jaggard, DIMACS
Title: Parallels between classes of permutations
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 18, 2009


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Linh Tran, Rutgers University
Title: The Combinatorics of Random Boxes
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 11, 2009


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Roland van der Veen, University of Amsterdam
Title: Quantum spin network evaluations
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 5, 2009


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Brian Thompson, Rutgers University
Title: My Problem is Harder Than Yours: Complexity Theory for the Combinatorialist
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 4, 2009


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Alexander Schliep, Rutgers
Title: Clustering Biological Data Using Mixture Models
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 2, 2009


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Alexander Kister, Rutgers University
Title: Relationship between Amino Acids Sequences and Protein Structures: Folding Patterns and Sequence Patter
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 29, 2009


DIMACS/CCICADA Student-organized Seminar Series
Speaker: Paul Raff, DIMACS postdoc
Title: Stemming the Flow of Information
Time: 12:00-1:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 29, 2009


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Andrew Baxter, Rutgers University
Title: Using the cluster method to enumerate generalized permutation patterns
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 28, 2009


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: W. Bradford Paley, Digital Image Design and Columbia University
Title: Interface and Mind
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 26, 2009


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Luis Medina, Rutgers University
Title: p-regularity of the p-adic valuation of the Fibonacci sequence
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 22, 2009


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Wes Pegden, Rutgers University
Title: The Local Lemma and its Applications
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 21, 2009


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: David Blei, Princeton
Title: Supervised and Relational Topic Models
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 19, 2009


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Arthur DuPre, Rutgers University
Title: Edge-matching - Where Are the Theorems?
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 15, 2009


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Emilie Hogan, Rutgers University
Title: Recurrences that Generate Surprising Numbers
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 14, 2009


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Vladimir Retakh, Rutgers University
Title: Noncommutative Laurent Phenomenon
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 8, 2009


DIMACS/CCICADA Student-organized Seminar Series
Speaker: Endre Boros, Rutgers University
Title: Sequential decision making for container inspection
Time: 12:00-1:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 8, 2009


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Hoi Nguyen, Rutgers University
Title: A detour on the Littlewood-Offord theorem
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 7, 2009


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Janet Kim, Lockheed Martin
Title: Contextual Systems Laboratory: An Overview of Visual Analytics Research and Development
Time: 11:30-12:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 5, 2009


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Wesley Pegden, Rutgers University
Title: Sequence games: using a Local Lemma to show strategies for nonrepetitiveness
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 1, 2009


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Michael Somos, Georgetown University
Title: Rational Function Multiplicative Coefficients
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 24, 2009


DIMACS/CCICADA Student-organized Seminar Series
Speaker: Tina Eliassi-Rad, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Title: Literature Search through Mixed-Membership Community Discovery
Time: 12:00-1:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 24, 2009


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Ke Wang, Rutgers University
Title: A quick introduction to Spectral Graph Theory
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 23, 2009


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Linda Sellie, Polytechnic Institute of NYU
Title: Learning Random DNF over the Uniform Distribution
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 23, 2009


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Victor Moll, Tulane University
Title: The p-adic valuations of interesting sequences
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 17, 2009


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Humberto Montalvan, Rutgers University
Title: A Proof of the Erdos-Stone Theorem
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 16, 2009


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Mihai Patrascu, AT & T
Title: Lower Bounds for Succinct Data Structures
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 16, 2009


DIMACS/CCICADA Interdisciplinary Seminar
Speaker: Nina Fefferman, Rutgers
Title: The Impact of Household Capital Models on Targeted Epidemiological Control Strategies for Diseases with Age-Based Etiologies
Slides The Impact of Household Capital Models on Targeted Epidemiological Control Strategies for Diseases with Age-Based Etiologies
Time: 11:30-12:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 14, 2009


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Doron Zeilberger, Rutgers University
Title: In How Many Ways Can you Break up Many Russian Dolls?
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 10, 2009


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Robert Demarco, Rutgers University
Title: Applications of Graph Theory: Disease Spread and More
Time: 12:10 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 9, 2009


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Troy Lee
Title: Rank minimization via the gamma_2 norm
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 9, 2009


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Paul Raff, Rutgers University
Title: Automated Proof and Discovery in Three Combinatorial Problems (Ph.D. Thesis Defense)
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: August 14, 2009


DIMACS/DyDAn Interdisciplinary Seminar Series
Speaker: Alexei Vasquez, IAS
Title: The Genetics of the p53 Pathway, Apoptosis and Cancer Therapy
Time: 11:30-12:30pm
Location: DyDAn Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 433, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: May 4, 2009


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Herbert Wilf, University of Pennsylvania
Title: Counting nondecreasing integer sequences that lie below a barrier
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 30, 2009


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Humberto Montalvan, Rutgers University
Title: The Chromatic Number of the Random Graph G(n,1/2)
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 29, 2009


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Peter Richter, Rutgers University
Title: On the hitting times of quantum versus random walks
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 29, 2009


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Thotsaporn "Aek" Thanatipanonda, Dickinson College
Title: Mathematics of Chess Endgame
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 23, 2009


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Ke Wang, Rutgers University
Title: Stein's method
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 22, 2009


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Ramamohan Paturi,UCSD
Title: On the Complexity of Circuit Satisfiability
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 22, 2009


DIMACS/DyDAn Interdisciplinary Seminar Series
Speaker: Alexander Kister, UMDNJ
Title: Protein Grammars: Strict Regularities in Protein-Sequence Relationships
Time: 11:30-12:30pm
Location: DyDAn Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 20, 2009


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Michael Fisher, West Chester University
Title: The Distinguishing Number of a Graph
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 16, 2009


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Emilie Hogan, Rutgers University
Title: Planarity and Wagner's Conjecture
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 15, 2009


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Virginia Vassilevska, IAS
Title: Detecting, Finding and Minimizing Weighted Triangles
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 15, 2009


DIMACS/DyDAn Interdisciplinary Seminar Series
Speaker: Endre Boros, Rutgers University
Title: Mathematical Model for Sensors, Devices and Inspection Policies
Time: 11:30 - 12:30pm
Location: DyDAn Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 13, 2009


DyDAn Student-organized Seminar Series
Speaker: Jonathan Wintrode, Department of Defense
Title: Speech Recognition and Retrieval in Non-English Languages
Time: 3:30-4:30pm
Location: DyDAn Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 9, 2009


Computer Science Department Colloquium and DIMACS Algorithmic Foundations of the Internet Joint Seminar
Speaker: Brighten Godfrey, University of California -- Berkeley
Title: Pathlet Routing
Time: 10:30 - 11:30 am
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 9, 2009


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Dan Cranston, Rutgers University
Title: Crossings, Colorings, and Cliques
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 8, 2009


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Qi Cheng, University of Oklahoma
Title: A Deterministic Reduction for the Gap Minimum Distance Problem
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 8, 2009


DIMACS/DyDAn Interdisciplinary Seminar Series
Speaker: Jason Perry, Rutgers University
Title: Supporting Cognitive Models of Sensemaking in Visual Analytics
Time: 11:30-12:30pm
Location: DyDAn Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 6, 2009


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Eric Rowland, Rutgers University
Title: Experimental methods applied to the computation of integer sequences (Ph.D. Thesis Defense)
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 2, 2009


DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar
Speaker: Kellen Myers, Rutgers University
Title: Van der Waerden's theorem
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 1, 2009


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Luis Medina, Rutgers University
Title: Risch and Parallel Risch Algorithm
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 26, 2009


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: David Steurer, Princeton University
Title: Message Passing Algorithms and Improved LP Decoding
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 25, 2009


DIMACS/DyDAn Interdisciplinary Seminar Series
Speaker: Warren Powell, Princeton University
Title: The Knowledge Gradient for Optimal Learning
Time: 11:30-12:30pm
Location: DyDAn Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 23, 2009


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Adam Marcus, Yale University
Title: Entropy and Sumsets
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 12, 2009


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Russell Impagliazzo, UCSD
Title: An Axiomatic Approach to Algebrization
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 11, 2009


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Ilias Kotsireas, Wilfrid Laurier University
Title: Periodic complementary binary sequences and Combinatorial Optimization algorithms
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 5, 2009


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Vince Vatter, Dartmouth College
Title: Growth Rates of Permutation Classes
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 26, 2009


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Mohammad Hossein Bateni, Princeton University
Title: Improved approximation algorithms for prize-collecting problems
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 25, 2009


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Doron Zeilberger, Rutgers University
Title: Why Semi-Rigorous Proofs are at least as good as so-called Rigorous Proofs
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 19, 2009


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Nikos Leonardos, Rutgers University
Title: Lower bounds on the randomized communication complexity of read-once functions
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 18, 2009


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Stephen Greenfield, Rutgers University
Title: An Experimental Experimental Mathematics Course for Undergrads
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 12, 2009


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Pavel Hrubes, Institute of Mathematics, AS CR
Title: Arithmetic complexity of symmetric polynomials
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 11, 2009


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Paul Raff, Rutgers University
Title: Large Sets Avoiding Prescribed Differences
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 5, 2009


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Mark Braverman, Microsoft Research
Title: Poly-logarithmic independence fools AC0 circuits
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 4, 2009


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Roderich Tumulka, Rutgers University
Title: Paradoxical Reflection, or Anti-Tunneling, in Quantum Mechanics
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: January 29, 2009


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Eric Allender, Rutgers University
Title: Cracks in the Defenses: Scouting Out Approaches on Circuit Lower Bounds
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: January 28, 2009


DIMACS/DyDAn Multidisciplinary Seminar Series
Speaker: Michael Markov, Markov Processes International LLC (MPI)
Title: Reverse-Engineering Madoff: Tools and Techniques in Detecting Leverage and Fraud
Time: 12:00-1:00pm
Location: DyDAn Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: January 26, 2009


DIMACS/DyDAn Multidisciplinary Seminar Series
Speaker: Milan Bradonjic, Mathematical Modeling and Analysis Group, and Center for Nonlinear Studies Los Alamos National Laboratory
Title: Models and Tools for Large Graphs with Imposed Structural Properties
Time: 11:00-12:00pm
Location: DyDAn Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: January 23, 2009


DIMACS Monitoring Message Streams Seminar
Speaker: Paul Kantor and William Pottenger, DIMACS
Title: Current Challenges in Search and Data Mining: The War on Terror
Time: 12:00 - 1:00pm
Location: DyDAn Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 11, 2008


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Alantha Newman, DIMACS
Title: Real complex semidefinite programming and its application to circular arrangements
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 10, 2008


DyDAn Student-organized Seminar Series
Speaker: Tina Kohler, Department of Defense
Title: An Overview of Speaker Recognition Technology
Time: 11:00-12:00pm
Location: DyDAn Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 5, 2008


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Bhaskar DasGupta, UIC
Title: Transitive reductions, Horn formula optimizations and Parallel repetition theorem
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 3, 2008


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Xi Chen, Princeton University
Title: Graph Homomorphisms with Complex Values: A Dichotomy Theorem
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 26, 2008


DIMACS/DyDAn Multidisciplinary Seminar Series
Speaker: Bill Pottenger, Rutgers University
Title: Higher Order Learning
Time: 11:00-12:00pm ** Note Special Time
Location: DyDAn Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 24, 2008


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Jean-Michel Kantor, Institut Mathematiques de Jussieu, Universite Paris
Title: Naming Infinities: French and Russian mathematicians and the birth of descriptive set theory
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 20, 2008


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Gabor Kun, IAS
Title: Derandomizing Feder-Vardi
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 19, 2008


DyDAn Student-organized Seminar Series
Speaker: Danfeng Yao, Rutgers University
Title: Keystroke Authentication and Human-Behavior Driven Bot Detection
Time: 11:00-12:00pm
Location: DyDAn Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 14, 2008


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Neil Sloane, AT & T Labs
Title: Minkowski's 1905 Theorem That Good Lattice Sphere Packings Exist
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 13, 2008


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Martin Farach-Colton, Rutgers University
Title: How to commercialize theoretical research and also some interesting math about memory hierarchies
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 12, 2008


DIMACS/DyDAn Multidisciplinary Seminar Series
Speaker: Michael Greenberg, Rutgers University
Title: Strategic Economic Risk Analysis: Two Suggestions
Slides: Economic Issues in Risk Analysis: Do Strategic Analysis & Planning
Time: 12:00-1:00pm
Location: DyDAn Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 10, 2008


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Vladimir Retakh, Rutgers University
Title: Codes and Noncommutative Stochastic Matrices
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 6, 2008


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Ryan Williams, IAS
Title: Applying Practice to Theory: Time-Space Lower Bounds for SAT
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 5, 2008


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Dan Cranston, DIMACS
Title: Entire-choosability of Planar Graphs with Maximum Degree at least 8
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 30, 2008


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Adi Akavia, IAS
Title: Locally & Universally Finding Significant Fourier Coefficients
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 29, 2008


DyDAn Student-organized Seminar Series
Speaker: Cong Huang, Columbia University
Title: Penalized Squared Error and Likelihood: Risk Bounds and a Fast Algorithm
Time: 11:00-12:00pm
Location: DyDAn Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 24, 2008


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Debbie Yuster, DIMACS
Title: Finding the Number of Words Avoiding a Set of Forbidden Subwords
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 23, 2008


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Arkadev Chattopadhyay, McGill University
Title: Properly 2-Colouring Linear Hypergraphs
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 22, 2008


DIMACS/DyDAn Multidisciplinary Seminar Series
Speaker: Steve Reinhardt, Interactive Supercomputing, Inc
Title: Interactive Knowledge Discovery within Near-Terascale Graphs
Slides: Star-P and the Knowledge Discovery Suite
Time: 11:00-12:00pm
Location: DyDAn Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 20, 2008


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Bahman Kalantari, Rutgers University
Title: Back to the Future with Polynomials: Reinventing Applications in Math & Education, Science & Art
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 16, 2008


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Dana Moshkovitz, The Weizmann Institute of Science
Title: Two Query PCP with Sub-Constant Error
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 15, 2008


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Timothy Y. Chow, Center for Communications Research, Princeton
Title: Almost-Natural Proofs
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 8, 2008


DIMACS/DyDAn Multidisciplinary Seminar Series
Speaker: Bhaskar DasGupta, University of Illinois at Chicago
Title: Synthesizing and Minimizing Signal Transduction (and Social) Networks
Slides: Synthesizing and Minimizing Signal Transduction (and Social) Networks
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: DyDAn Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 6, 2008


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Gil Kalai, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Title: The Diameter Problem for Convex Polytopes
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 2, 2008


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Amir Yehudayoff, The Weizmann Institute of Science
Title: Hardness-Randomness Tradeoffs for Bounded Depth Arithmetic Circuits
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 1, 2008


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Dan Romik, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Title: Random Sorting Networks and the Oriented Swap Process
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 25, 2008


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Anup Rao, Institute for Advanced Study
Title: Parallel Repetition: Theorems and Counterexamples
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 24, 2008


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Luis Medina, Rutgers University
Title: Asymptotic Valuations of Sequences Satisfying First Order Recurrences
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 18, 2008


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Zeev Dvir, the Weizmann Institute of Science
Title: The finite field Kakeya conjecture and applications to the construction of mergers and extractors
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 17, 2008


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Kazuo Iwama, Kyoto University
Title: Competitive Auctions with Collusion
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 10, 2008


DyDAn Homeland Security Seminar
Speaker: Shmuel Tomi Klein, Bar Ilan University
Title: On the usefulness of Fibonacci compression codes
Slides: On the Usefulness of Fibonacci Compression Codes
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: DyDAn Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: June 23, 2008


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Prashant Batra, Hamburg Univ. of Tech. (Hamburg, Germany)
Title: Convergence conditions and simultaneous point estimates for Newton's method
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: June 9, 2008


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Marko Petkovsek, University of Ljubljana
Title: On Subholonomic Functions
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: May 1, 2008


DyDAn Homeland Security Seminar
Speaker: Jon Carnegie, Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, Rutgers University
Title: Jersey City/Newark UASI Region Evacuation Planning Study
Slides: Jersey City/Newark UASI Region Evacuation Planning Study
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: DyDAn Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 28, 2008


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: John Hitchcock, University of Wyoming
Title: Density and Complexity of Instances in NP-Hard Sets
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 23, 2008


DyDAn Homeland Security Seminar
Speaker: Wassila Ouerdane, LAMSADE, Université Paris Dauphine
Title: Argument Schemes and Critical Questions for Decision Aiding Process
Slides: Argument Schemes and Critical Questions for Decision Aiding Process
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: DyDAn Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 21, 2008


DIMACS Special Theory of Computing/Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Navin Goyal, Georgia Institute of Technology
Title: The VPN Conjecture is True
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 21, 2008


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Guoce Xin, Nankai University
Title: On Several Extensions of the Dyson Constant Term Identity
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 17, 2008


DIMACS Special Epidemiology Seminar
Speaker: Jacques Kibambe Ngoie, University of Pretoria
Title: Infectious Disease and Productivity Trade-offs
Time: 2:30-3:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 15, 2008


DyDAn Homeland Security Seminar
Speaker: Steve Beitzel, Telcordia Technologies Applied Research
Title: On Understanding and Classifying Web Queries
Slides: On Understanding and Classifying Web Queries
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: DyDAn Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 14, 2008


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: John Cosgrave, Dublin, Ireland
Title: Extensions of the Gauss-Wilson theorem
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 10, 2008


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Mark Skandera, Lehigh University
Title: Generating functions for quantum character immanants
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 3, 2008


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Dmitry Gavinsky
Title: Classical Interaction Cannot Replace a Quantum Message
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 2, 2008


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Aaron Jaggard, DIMACS
Title: Parallels between Involutions and General Permutations
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 27, 2008


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Harumichi Nishimura
Title: Unbounded-Error Quantum Communication Complexity and Query Complexity
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 26, 2008


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Lara Pudwell, Rutgers University
Title: Experimenting with Barred Patterns
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 13, 2008


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Iordanis Kerenidis, CNRS- Univ Paris
Title: Increasing the power of Honest Verifier Quantum Statistical Zero Knowledge proof systems
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 12, 2008


DyDAn Homeland Security Seminar
Speaker: Roman Dementiev, SAP Research
Title: The XtreemOS Project
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: DyDAn Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 10, 2008


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Glenn Shafer, Rutgers Business School, Newark
Title: Game-theoretic probability
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 6, 2008


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Rajat Mittal, Rutgers University
Title: Product Theorem via semidefinite programming
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 5, 2008


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Doron Zeilberger, Rutgers University
Title: Searching for Hypergeometric Identities By Sheer Brute Force
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 28, 2008


DyDAn Homeland Security Seminar
Speaker: David Ebert, Purdue University
Title: Visual Analytics For Discovery, Exploration, and Decision Making
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: DyDAn Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 22, 2008
CANCELLED-will be rescheduled

DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Mario Szegedy, Rutgers University
Title: An Isoperimetric problem on the d-dimensional torus in two flavors: discrete and continuous
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 21, 2008


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Mario Szegedy, Rutgers University
Title: On the Communication Complexity of Distributions
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 20, 2008


DyDAn Homeland Security Seminar
Speaker: Yehuda Koren, AT&T Labs
Title: Chasing $1,000,000: How we Won the Netflix Progress Prize
Slides: Chasing $1,000,000: How we Won the Netflix Progress Prize
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: DyDAn Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 18, 2008


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Francine F. Abeles, Kean University
Title: The Tangled Tale of the Evolution of Dodgson Condensation as an Experimental Method
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 14, 2008


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Seshadhri Comandur, Princeton University
Title: Parallel Monotonicity Reconstruction
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 13, 2008


DyDAn Homeland Security Seminar
Speaker: Graham Cormode, AT&T Labs
Title: Approximating the Entropy of a Stream
Slides: Computing the Entropy of a Stream
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: DyDAn Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 11, 2008


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Wes Pegden, Rutgers University
Title: Critical Triangle-free Graphs with Lots of Edges
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 7, 2008


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Neeraj Kayal, DIMACS
Title: The Power of Matrices of Partial Derivatives
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CORE A, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 6, 2008


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Neeraj Kayal, DIMACS
Title: Efficient Algorithms for Some Algebraic Problems
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: January 31, 2008


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Troy Lee
Title: Disjointness is hard in the multi-party number-on-the-forehead model
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: January 30, 2008


DyDAn Homeland Security Seminar
Speaker: Vladimir Batagelj, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Title: Analysis of Large Networks with Pajek
Slides: Analysis of Large Networks with Pajek
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: DyDAn Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: January 29, 2008


DyDAn Homeland Security Seminar
Speaker: Henry Willis, Rand Corporation
Title: Applying Optimal Capital Allocation Methods to Homeland Security Resources:
A Case Study of California's Allocation of the Buffer Zone Protection Program Grants

Slides: Applying Optimal Capital Allocation Methods to Homeland Security Resources:
A Case Study of California's Allocation of the Buffer Zone Protection Program Grants

Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: DyDAn Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: January 28, 2008


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Paul Raff, Rutgers University
Title: On What We Don't Know (About List Coloring and Related Topics)
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: January 24, 2008


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Jan Hladky, Charles University, Prague
Title: Loebl-Komlos-Sos Conjecture: dense case
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: January 23, 2008


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Russell Impagliazzo, IAS
Title: New Proofs of (New) Direct Product Theorems
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 12, 2007


DyDAn Homeland Security Seminar
Speaker: Masoumeh Tabaeh Izadi, McGill University
Title: Using Artificial Intelligence Techniques in Epidemiology Research
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: DyDAn Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 10, 2007


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Aviezri Fraenkel, Weizmann Institute, Israel
Title: Polynomial Approximation of Computationally-Hard Sequences
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 6, 2007


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Xi, IAS
Title: On the Computation and Approximation of Two-Player Nash Equilibria
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 5, 2007


DIMACS/Lab for Port Security/DyDAn Homeland Security Joint Seminar
Speaker: Major John Hunt, New Jersey State Police
Title: Managing the Radius of Risk
Time: 3:30pm Refreshments 3:00 pm
Location: Lecture Hall 1st Floor, CoRE Bldg, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 3, 2007


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Victor Moll, Tulane University
Title: p-adic pictures from irresistible sequences
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 29, 2007


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Alexei Ashikhmin, Bell Labs
Title: Algebraic Constructions of Grassmannian Packings
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CORE A, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 28, 2007


DyDAn Homeland Security Seminar
Speaker: Johanna Gold, LAMSADE, Université Paris-Dauphine
Title: Comparison between Logical Analysis of Data and Rough Sets Theory
Slides: Rough Sets Theory Logical Analysis of Data.
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: DyDAn Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 26, 2007


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Dimitrije Kostic, Drew University
Title: How to Experiment with Logjams
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 15, 2007


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Naftaly Minsky, Rutgers University
Title: How to to Reason about Software Systems, with Almost no Knowledge About them?
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 14, 2007


DyDAn Homeland Security Seminar
Speaker: Nabil Adam, Rutgers University
Title: Information Management for Emergency Decision Support (IMEDS)
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: DyDAn Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 12, 2007


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Neil J. A. Sloane, AT & T
Title: The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences: New Sequences (Solved and Unsolved), Music, etc.
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 8, 2007


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Sheldon Goldstein, Rutgers University
Title: What is Quantum Theory?
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CORE A, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 7, 2007


DIMACS, LPS, Rutcor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering & DyDAn Homeland Security Joint Seminar
Speaker: Robert Ross, Department of Homeland Security
Title: Managing Homeland Security Risk: A New Approach
Slides: Risk and Decision-Making in Homeland Security
Time: 5:00 - 6:00pm
Refreshments: 4:30pm - IE Lounge (CoRE 201)
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 6, 2007


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Pierre Lalonde, Universite du Quebec a Montreal
Title: On the Minors of the Paths Matrix in a Forest
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 1, 2007


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Sergey Yekhanin
Title: New Locally Decodable Codes and Private Information Retrieval Schemes
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 31, 2007


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Debbie Yuster, DIMACS
Title: Geometry of Hyperdeterminants
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 25, 2007


DyDAn Homeland Security Seminar
Speaker: Jacob Martin, Trinity College Dublin
Title: The Expected Determinant of the Random Gram Matrix and its Application to Information Retrieval Systems
Slides: The Expected Determinant of the Random Gram Matrix and its Application to Information Retrieval Systems
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: DyDAn Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 22, 2007


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Troy Lee
Title: A Strong Direct Product Theorem for Discrepancy
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 254, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 17, 2007


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Dan Cranston, DIMACS
Title: Antimagic labelings of regular bipartite graphs: An application of the Marriage Theorem
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 11, 2007


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Hari Krovi
Title: Symmetry in Quantum Walks
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 10, 2007


DyDAn Homeland Security Seminar
Speaker: April Kontostathis, Ursinus College
Title: Latent Semantic Indexing: What can we learn from a close study of the data?
Slides: Latent Semantic Indexing: What can we learn from a close study of the data?
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: DyDAn Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 8, 2007


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Walter Stromquist, Swarthmore College
Title: Cakes, and Pies, and Fair Division
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 4, 2007


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Eric Allender, Rutgers University
Title: How Far Are We from Proving Circuit Size Lower Bounds?
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 3, 2007


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Sandra Kingan, DIMACS
Title: Experimenting With Matroids
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 27, 2007


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Wolfgang Merkle, University of Heidelberg
Title: The Hat Problem and Autoreductions of Random Sequences
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 26, 2007


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Doron Zeilberger, Rutgers University , Doron Zeilberger, Rutgers University
Title: Why Erev Yom Kippur Can Never Be On Thursday Evening?
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 20, 2007


DyDAn Homeland Security Seminar
Speaker: Walter Willinger, AT&T Labs-Research
Title: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics: Preferential Attachment-Type Network Models of the Internet
Slides: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics: Preferential Attachment-Type Network Models of the Internet
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 17, 2007


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Troy Lee
Title: Quantum Adversary Method with a Twist
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 12, 2007


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Mario Szegedy, Rutgers University
Title: Semidefinite Programming (with focus on product rules)
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 5, 2007


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Manuel Kauers, Research Institute for Symbolic Computation, Hagenberg, Austria
Title: A Solution to Exercise 95
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: July 26, 2007


DyDAn Homeland Security Seminar
Speaker: William Ribarsky, Charlotte Visualization Center, SouthEast Regional Visualization and Analytics Center
Title: SouthEast RVAC Research and Its Visual Analytics Vision
Slides: SouthEastRVAC Researchand Its Visual Analytics Vision
Time: 10:30-11:45am ** Please note time and room change
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: July 5, 2007


DyDAn Homeland Security Seminar and DIMACS Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology Joint Seminar
Speaker: Marcus Felson, Rutgers University
Title: Crime's Ecosystem
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: May 21, 2007


DyDAn Homeland Security Seminar
Speaker: Victor Asal and R. Karl Rethemeyer, Rockefeller College, University at Albany, SUNY
Title: Empirical and Virtual Terrorist Networks
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: May 10, 2007


DyDAn Homeland Security Seminar
Speaker: Michael Markov, Markov Processes International LLC (MPI)
Title: Forensic Analysis of Hedge Funds - Detecting Leverage and Fraud
Time: 11:15-12:45pm**
**Please note special time
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: May 7, 2007


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Allan Borodin, IAS
Title: Simple Algorithms for Simple Problems and Why It Isn't So Simple
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: May 2, 2007


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Aaron Robertson, Colgate University
Title: An Off-diagonal Version of a Theorem of Rado
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 26, 2007


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Van Vu, Rutgers University
Title: From Smooth Analysis to Circular Law: A Journey via Additive Combinatorics
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 26, 2007


DyDAn Homeland Security Seminar
Speaker: John Stasko, Georgia Tech
Title: Visual Analytics
Slides: Visual Analytics
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 23, 2007


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: George Andrews, Pennsylvania State University
Title: Partition Analysis and the Search for Modular Forms
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 19, 2007


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Peter Richter, Rutgers University
Title: Quantum Speedup of Classical Mixing Processes
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CORE A, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 18, 2007


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Michael Zieve, Rutgers University
Title: Permutation Polynomials
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 12, 2007


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Lara Faoro, Rutgers University
Title: Toward Scalable Superconducting Qubits
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CORE A, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 11, 2007


DIMACS Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology and DyDAn Homeland Security Joint Seminar
Speaker: Vladimir Gurvich, Rutgers University
Title: On Complexity of Algorithms for Modeling Disease Transmission and Vaccination Strategies
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 9, 2007


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Michael Somos, Georgetown University
Title: Somos Sequences in Context
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 5, 2007


The Robert B. Davis Institute for Learning of the Graduate School of Education
and the DIMACS Center present a Distinguished Guest Lecture

Speaker: Guy Brousseau, University of Bordeaux, France
Title: Didactics of Mathematics: From the Classroom to the Educational System
Time: 7:00-8:30pm
Location: CoRE Auditorium, CoRE Bldg, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 4, 2007


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Vladimir Trifonov, IAS
Title: On the Correlation between Parity and Modular Polynomials
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 4, 2007


DIMACS Special Seminar
Speaker: Lizz Moseman, Dartmouth College
Title: The Combinatorics of Coordinate Percolation
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 30, 2007


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Stavros Garoufalidis, Georgia Tech
Title: An Arithmetic Ansatz for the Singularities of Hypergeometric Multisums
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 29, 2007


DIMACS Special Seminar
Speaker: Dan Cranston, University of Illinois
Title: List Coloring the Square of a Subcubic Graph
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 29, 2007


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Rocco Servedio, Columbia University
Title: Every Linear Threshold Function has a Low-weight Approximator
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CORE A, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 28, 2007


DyDAn Homeland Security Seminar
Speaker: Tina Eliassi-Rad, Lawrence Livermore National Labs
Title: Applications and Algorithms for Dynamic Semantic Graphs
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 27, 2007


DIMACS Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology Seminar
Speaker: Jonathan Read, University of Warwick
Title: Brief Encounters: Social Contacts and the Transmission of Disease
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 26, 2007


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Greg Chaitin, IBM Research and Rutgers University
Title: Mini-course on Program-Size Complexity, Part III
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 22, 2007


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Tewodros Amdeberhan, Tulane University
Title: An Arctangent Dynamical System
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 22, 2007


DyDAn Homeland Security Seminar
Speaker: Andrei Zinovyev, Institut Curie, Paris
Title: Elastic Principal Graphs and Topological Grammars for Data Approximation
Time: 12:00 - 1:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 20, 2007


DyDAn Homeland Security Seminar
Speaker: Roman Dementiev, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Title: STXXL - Standard Template Library for XXL Data sets
Slides: STXXL - Standard Template Library for XXL Data set
Time: 12:00 - 1:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 19, 2007


DIMACS Special Seminar
Speaker: Tristram Bogart, University of Washington
Title: Tropical Geometry
Time: 10:15 am
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 9, 2007


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Greg Chaitin, IBM Research and Rutgers University
Title: Mini-course on Program-Size Complexity, Part II
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 8, 2007


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Emanuele Viola, IAS
Title: New correlation bounds for GF(2) polynomials using the Gowers norm
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 7, 2007


DIMACS Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology Seminar
Speaker: Sunetra Gupta, University of Oxford
Title: The Effects of Immune Selection on the Population Dynamics of Pathogens
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 5, 2007


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Greg Chaitin, IBM Research and Rutgers University
Title: Mini-course on Program-Size Complexity, Part I
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 1, 2007


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Homin Lee, Columbia University
Title: DNF are Teachable in the Average Case
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 28, 2007


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Drew Sills, Rutgers University
Title: On Dyson's q-Series Identities
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 22, 2007


DIMACS Special Seminar
Speaker: Debbie Yuster, Columbia University
Title: Classifying Disease Models Using Regular Polyhedral Subdivisions
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 433, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 21, 2007


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Venkatesan Guruswami, University of Washington
Title: Lossless Expanders and Randomness Extractors from Parvaresh-Vardy Codes
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 21, 2007


DIMACS-CAIT Laboratory for Port Security/Dept. of Industrial and Systems Engineering/DyDAn Joint Seminar
Speaker: Bethann Rooney, Port Security for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Title: Maritime Security: A Complex Problem
Time: 5:00 - 6:00pm
Location: CoRE Auditorium, CoRE Bldg, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 20, 2007


DIMACS Special Seminar
Speaker: Geir Helleloid, Stanford University
Title: The Automorphism Group of a Finite p-Group is Almost Always a p-Group
Time: 9:30am
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 433, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 20, 2007


DIMACS Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology and DyDAn Homeland Security Joint Seminar
Speaker: Ronen Feldman, Bar-Ilan University
Title: Link Mining: Current State of the Art
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 19, 2007


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Aaron Robertson, Colgate University
Title: On Monochromatic Van der Waerden Triples
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 15, 2007


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Arvid Bessen, Columbia University
Title: Stoquastic MA and The Local Hamiltonian Problem
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 14, 2007


DIMACS Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology Seminar
Speaker: William DuMouchel, Lincoln Technologies Division of Phase Forward, Inc.
Title: Data Mining for Drug Safety: Statistical Analyses of Spontaneous Reports and Clinical Safety Data
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 12, 2007


DIMACS Special Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Konstantin Bauman
Title: The Expansion Coefficient of the Peano-Hilbert Curve
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 9, 2007


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Andrew Baxter, Rutgers University
Title: Periodic Billiards on an Equilateral Triangle
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 8, 2007


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Fengming Wang, Rutgers University
Title: Kolmogorov Extraction
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 7, 2007


DIMACS Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology Seminar
Speaker: Holly Gaff, University of Maryland
Title: A Tick-Borne Disease Model - Spread and Control of Ehrlichiosis
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 5, 2007


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Konstantin Mischaikow, Rutgers University and Georgia Tech
Title: Building a Database of Dynamical Systems
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 1, 2007


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Martin Rötteler, NEC
Title: On Quantum Algorithms for the Graph Isomorphism Problem
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: January 31, 2007


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Thotsaporn "Aek" Thanatipanonda, Rutgers University
Title: Dancing with Toads and Frogs
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: January 25, 2007


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Andrej Bogdanov, DIMACS
Title: Hardness Amplification for Errorless Heuristics
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: January 24, 2007


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Vince Vatter, St. Andrews University
Title: Simple Permutation
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: January 18, 2007


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Juan Garay, Bell Labs
Title: Searchable Symmetric Encryption: Improved Definitions and Efficient Constructions
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CORE A, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 13, 2006


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Saul Schleimer, Rutgers University
Title: Playing dots and boxes to WIN!
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 7, 2006


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Yury Makarychev, Princeton University
Title: Near-Optimal Algorithms for Maximum Constraint Satisfaction
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 6, 2006


DIMACS Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology Seminar
Speaker: Alexei Vazquez, IAS
Title: Spreading Dynamics on Small-World Networks with a Power Law Degree Distribution
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 4, 2006


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Timothy Chow, Princeton University
Title: Chess tableaux and chess problems
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 30, 2006


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Bernard Chazell, Princeton University
Title: Self-Improving Algorithms
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 29, 2006


DIMACS Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology Seminar
Speaker: Elena Naumova, Tufts University
Title: Spatial Dynamics of Influenza Hospitalizations in the US Elderly
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 20, 2006


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Jim Haglund, University of Pennsylvania
Title: A Combinatorial Formula for Nonsymmetric Macdonald Polynomials
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 16, 2006


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Sean Halgren
Title: Quantum Computation and Zero-Knowledge
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 15, 2006


The DIMACS Port of Entry Inspection Algorithms Project and the DIMACS/CAIT Laboratory for Port Security Seminar
Speaker: Richard Hoshino, Canada Border Services Agency
Title: Improving the Risk-Scoring Algorithm of Marine Cargo Containers (Applications of Approximate Boolean Classifiers to Marine Container Security)
Time: 2:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CORE A, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 13, 2006


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Anna Gilbert, University of Michigan
Title: List-Decoding of Noisy Reed-Muller-Like Codes
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 8, 2006


DIMACS Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology Seminar
In promptu Seminar - if you wish to present a talk
contact: James Abello and Nina Fefferman
See: http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/SpecialYears/2002_Epid/seminars06-07.html
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 6, 2006


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: James McLaughlin, West Chester University
Title: Continued Fractions, and Generalizations, with Many Limits
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 2, 2006


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Konstantin Makarychev, Princeton University
Title: Approximation Algorithms for Unique Games
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 1, 2006


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Dylan Thurston, Columbia University (Barnard College)
Title: A Random Tunnel Number One 3-manifold Does not Fiber Over the Circle
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 26, 2006


DIMACS Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology Seminar
Speaker: Larry Shepp, Rutgers University
Title: Higher Cognition Imaging with Functional MRI
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 23, 2006


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Jacques Carette, McMaster University
Title: Holonomic Programs
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 19, 2006


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Pierre McKenzie, University of Montreal
Title: The Complexity of Solitaire
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, CORE A, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 18, 2006


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Arvind Ayyer, Rutgers University
Title: Experimental Mathematics to the Aid of Theoretical Physics
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 12, 2006


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Juan Garay, Bell Labs
Title: Fair Multi-Party Computation
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, CORE A, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 11, 2006


DIMACS Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology Seminar
Speaker: Nina Fefferman, DIMACS and Tufts University
Title: Determining Optimal Vaccination Strategies in Dynamic Social Networks
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 433, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 9, 2006


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Tung-Shan Fu, National Pingtung Inst. (Taiwan) and DIMACS
Title: Area of Catalan Paths on a Checkerboard
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 5, 2006


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Neeraj Kayal, IAS
Title: Solvability of polynomial equations over finite fields
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 4, 2006


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Adi Ben-Israel, Rutgers University
Title: Two Tricks Related to Newton's Method
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 28, 2006


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Martin Strauss, Michigan/Princeton University
Title: Sublinear-time Heavy Hitters with Universal Guarantees
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 27, 2006


DIMACS Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology Seminar
Speaker: Sungchul Ji, Rutgers University
Title: A Novel Method for Characterizing and Classifying Dissipative Structures in the Transcriptomics of Budding Yeast: Potential Applications to Genomics, Proteomics, Metabonomics, and 'Cytomics'
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 25, 2006


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Greg Chaitin, IBM Research and Rutgers
Title: The Halting Probability Omega
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 21, 2006


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Darakhshan J. Mir, Rutgers University
Title: Related-Key Linear Cryptanalysis of DES
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 20, 2006


DIMACS/LPS/CAIT Joint Seminar
Speaker: Harold Neal, Director, Office of Transportation Security in NJDOT
Title: Transportation Security Initiatives in NJ
Time: 10:30am
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 433, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 15, 2006


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Herbert Wilf, University of Pennsylvania
Title: Mathematics: An Experimental Science
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 14, 2006


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Josh Buresh-Oppenheim, Simon Fraser University
Title: Towards Models for Backtracking and Dynamic Programming
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 13, 2006


DIMACS Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology Seminar
Speaker: David Madigan, Rutgers University
Title: Surveillance Methods for Drug Safety
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 11, 2006


DIMACS Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology Seminar
Speaker: David Fox, University of Melboune
Title: An Info-gap Approach to Bio- and Homeland Security
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 7, 2006


DIMACS/Computer Science/Statistics Joint Seminar
Speaker: Geoff Webb, Monash University
Title: Not so naive Bayesian classification
Time: 11:00am
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: August 24, 2006


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Marius Zimand, Towson University
Title: Extractors via constructions of cryptographic pseudo-random generators
Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: May 2, 2006


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Lou Shapiro, Howard University
Title: Random walks and the lurking Riordan group
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 27, 2006


DIMACS Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology Seminar
Speaker: Andrew Lawson, University of South Carolina
Title: Local Likelihood Bayesian Cluster Modeling for Small Area Health Data
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 433, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 24, 2006


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Saber Elaydi, Trinity University and Howard University
Title: Periodic Discrete Dynamical Systems
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 20, 2006


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Ge (Frank) Xia, Lafayette College
Title: On the Subexponential Time (In)Computability of Some NP-hard Problems
Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 18, 2006


DIMACS Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology Seminar
Speaker: Sung Ji, Rutgers University
Title: The Simpson-Elsasser-Wolfram (SEW) Framework for Modeling the Living Cell
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 17, 2006


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Chee Yap, NYU
Title: Theory of Real Computation According to EGC
Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 11, 2006


DIMACS Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology Seminar
Speaker: Martin Kulldorff, Harvard University
Title: Early Detection of Disease Outbreaks
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 10, 2006


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Adi Ben-Israel, Rutgers University (RUTCOR)
Title: A Newton-Bracketing Method for Convex Minimization and its Application to Location Problems
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 6, 2006


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Christian Sohler, University of Paderborn, Germany
Title: Simple coresets for clustering problems
Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 4, 2006


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Melkamu Zeleke, William Patterson University
Title: Generalized Motzkin Numbers & k-Trees
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 30, 2006


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Giovanni Di Crescenzo, Telcordia Technologies
Title: Asynchronous Perfectly Secure Communication over One-Time Pads
Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 28, 2006


DIMACS Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology Seminar
Speaker: Scott Lynch, Princeton University
Title: A Bayesian Approach to Multistate Life Tables for Use in Social Epidemiology
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 27, 2006


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Feng Luo, Rutgers University
Title: Some applications of the cosine law in low-dimensional geometry
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 23, 2006


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Lisa Hellerstein, Polytechnic University
Title: Minimization of DNF Formulas Given a Truth Table
Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 21, 2006


DIMACS Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology Seminar
Speaker: Al Ozonoff and Paola Sebastiani, Boston University School of Public Health
Title: Statistical modeling for prospective surveillance: paradigm, approach, and methods
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 20, 2006


DIMACS Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology Seminar
Speaker: Dmitriy Fradkin, Ask.com
Title: Using cluster analysis to determine the influence of epidemiological features on medical status of lung cancer patients
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 13, 2006


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Yi Jin, J. P. Morgan
Title: Finding roots of a particular multiplicity in high style
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 9, 2006


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Paolo Ferragina, University of Pisa
Title: Compressing and indexing strings and labeled trees
Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 7, 2006


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: William Goh, Drexel University
Title: Limiting Distributions for Extreme Branch Sizes in Random Recursive Trees
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 2, 2006


DIMACS Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology Seminar
Speaker: James Abello, DIMACS and Ask.com
Title: Graph Maps
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 27, 2006


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Neil Sloane, AT&T
Title: The influence of the On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences on research
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 23, 2006


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Mario Szegedy, Rutgers University
Title: What are the languages that have bounded k-wise communication complexity?
Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 21, 2006


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Amy Novick-Cohen, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and Courant Institute, NYU
Title: An Allen-Cahn/Cahn-Hilliard System
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 16, 2006


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Guy Kortsarz, Rutgers University
Title: Rare approximation ratios
Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 14, 2006


DIMACS Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology Seminar
Speaker: Nina Fefferman, DIMACS and Tufts University
Title: Different Scales of BioDefense - Can societies be both safe and efficient?
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 13, 2006


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Sarah Mason, University of Pennsylvania
Title: Nonsymmetric Schur functions and an analogue of the RSK algorithm
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 9, 2006


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Eric Allender, Rutgers University
Title: Grid Graph Reachability Problems
Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 7, 2006


DIMACS/Dept. of Computer Science Colloquium Talk
Speaker: Rebecca Wright, Stevens Institute of Technology
Title: Privacy-preserving data mining in the fully distributed model
Time: 11:00am-12:15pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 3, 2006


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Ilias Kotsireas, Wilfrid Laurier University
Title: Algorithms in Combinatorial Design Theory
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 2, 2006


DIMACS/Dept. of Computer Science Colloquium Talk
Speaker: S. Cenk Sahinalp, Simon Fraser University
Title: Locally Consistent Parsing with Applications to Approximate String Comparisons
Time: 11:00am-12:15pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: January 31, 2006


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Arvind Ayyer, Rutgers University
Title: Some Combinatorial Identities from Noncommutative Field Theory
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: January 26, 2006


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Liam Roditty, Tel Aviv University
Title: Developments in Dynamic Graph Algorithms
Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 482, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: January 25, 2006


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Balazs Szegedy, IAS
Title: Group-theoretic Algorithms for Matrix Multiplication
Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: January 24, 2006


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Eric Rowland, Rutgers University
Title: Nested Structures in Cellular Automata
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: January 19, 2006


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Dieter van Melkebeek, The University of Wisconsin
Title: A Generic Time Hierarchy for Semantic Models With One Bit of Advice
Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 20, 2005


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Eric Allender, Rutgers University
Title: On the Complexity of Numerical Analysis
Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 13, 2005


DIMACS Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology Seminar
Speaker: Ramanan Laxminarayan, Resources for the Future
Title: The influence of economic incentives on hospital infection control: an application of economic-epidemiology
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 12, 2005


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Yury Grabovsky, Temple University
Title: A generalization of the Chandler Davis convexity theorem and applications
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 8, 2005


Industrial and Systems Engineering, Rutcor, DIMACS and Computer Science Joint Seminar
Speaker: Richard Larson, MIT
Title: OR in Homeland Security: Where We Are and Where We Need to Go
Time: 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, Lecture Hall- 1st Floor, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 6, 2005


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Joe Kilian, Rutgers University
Title: Combining Cryptographic Primitives
Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 6, 2005


DIMACS Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology Seminar
Speaker: Wanpracha Art Chaovalitwongse, Rutgers University
Title: Optimization-Based Data Mining for Epilepsy Research
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 5, 2005


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Miklos Bona, University of Florida (currently visiting University of Pennsylvania)
Title: New Records In Stanley-Wilf Limits
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 1, 2005


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Rohan Fernandes, Rutgers University
Title: Upper and Lower Bounds in Sensor Network Bootstrapping
Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 29, 2005


DIMACS Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology Seminar
Speaker: V.S. Anil Kumar, Dept. of Computer Science, and Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Virginia Tech
Title: Algorithmic Problems in Epidemiology
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 28, 2005


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Sambuddha Roy, Rutgers University
Title: The directed planar reachability problem
Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 22, 2005


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Vince Vatter, University of St. Andrews
Title: Defence of Automatic (Symbolic!) Enumeration
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 17, 2005


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: James R. Lee, Institute for Advanced Study
Title: Trees and Markov convexity
Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 15, 2005


DIMACS Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology Seminar
Speaker: Dmitriy Fradkin, Rutgers University
Title: Finding and Interpreting Local Models in Analysis of Epidemiological Data
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 14, 2005


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Jonathan Borwein, Dalhousie University
Title: Computational Lists and Challenges in Mathematics
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 10, 2005


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Dror Weitz, Institute for Advanced Study
Title: Glauber dynamics on trees: Boundary conditions and mixing time
Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, CoRE 301, Room A, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 8, 2005


DIMACS Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology Seminar
Speaker: Regina Dolgoarshinnykh, Columbia University
Title: Threshold Phenomena in Simple Epidemics with Recovery
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 433, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 7, 2005


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Noam Zeilberger, Carnegie-Mellon University
Title: Why proofs count, and why to count proofs
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 3, 2005


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Andrej Bogdanov, University of California, Berkeley
Title: Pseudorandom generators for low degree polynomials
Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 1, 2005


DIMACS Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology Seminar
Speaker: Kah Loon Ng, DIMACS
Title: Generalized firefighting on the 2 dimensional infinite grid and centrality measures in social networks
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 31, 2005


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Drew Sills, Rutgers University
Title: Disturbing the Dyson Conjecture, in a Generally Good Way
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 27, 2005


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Bruce Sagan, Michigan State University
Title: Rational generating functions and compositions
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 20, 2005


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Pierre McKenzie, Université de Montréal
Title: Incremental branching programs
Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, CoRE 301, Room A, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 18, 2005


DIMACS Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology Seminar
Speaker: Nina Fefferman, DIMACS and Tufts University
Title: Termites in the Nation's Service (part 2): More details than you wanted
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 17, 2005


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Saugata Basu, Georgia Tech
Title: Efficient Algorithms for Computing the Betti Numbers of Semi-algebraic Sets
Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 11, 2005


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Tom Hales, University of Pittsburgh
Title: Formal proofs, the four-color theorem, and the Kepler conjecture for sphere packings
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 6, 2005


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Henning Schnoor, University of Hanover
Title: Generalized Modal Satisfiability
Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 4, 2005


DIMACS Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology Seminar
Speaker: Michael Capalbo, DIMACS
Title: The Firefighter Problem on $d$-dimensional Grids and Hartke's Conjecture
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 3, 2005


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: William Goh, Drexel University
Title: The zero attractor of the partition polynomials
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 29, 2005


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Joel Ratsaby, Ben Gurion University
Title: Information and Learning
Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 27, 2005


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Doron Zeilberger, Rutgers University
Title: Ten
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 22, 2005


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Mario Szegedy, Rutgers University
Title: The quantum adversary method and classical formula size lower bounds
Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 20, 2005


DIMACS Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology Seminar
Speaker: Nina Fefferman, DIMACS and Tufts University
Title: Disease Signatures
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 19, 2005


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Ilan Newman, University of Haifa
Title: Testing Orientations
Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 13, 2005


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Greg Chaitin, IBM Research
Title: Is Incompletness Serious?
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 8, 2005


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Adi Avidor, Tel-Aviv University
Title: Rounding two and three dimensional solutions of the SDP relaxation of MAX CUT
Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 6, 2005


DIMACS Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology Seminar
Speaker: Tanya Berger-Wolf, DIMACS
Title: Computational Analysis of Dynamic Social Networks
Time: 2:30 - 3:45 pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: June 20, 2005


DIMACS Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology Seminar
Speaker: Mike Capalbo, DIMACS
Title: Stopping the spread of infection in a social network with limited vaccination allowed during each step
Time: 2:30 - 3:45 pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: June 6, 2005


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Seth Pettie
Title: Approximating Shortest Paths with Purely Additive Spanners
Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: May 26, 2005


DIMACS Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology Seminar
Speaker: Qi Xia, Rutgers University
Title: Exact Methods Applied to Group Sequential and Other Stratified Comparative Poisson Designs
Time: 2:30 - 3:45 pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: May 23, 2005


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Sudipto Guha
Title: Have epsilons helped you lately? Algorithmic impact on Histogram & Wavelet construction problems
Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: May 3, 2005


DIMACS Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology Seminar
Speaker: Madhav V. Marathe, Virgina Tech
Title: Computational Aspects of Representing and Analyzing Information, Social & Infrastructure Networks
Time: 2:30 - 3:45 pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: May 2, 2005


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Bernard Beauzamy, Societe de Calcul Mathematique
Title: The Use of Probabilities in Order to Represent, Store, Exploit, the Information Given by Physical Measurements
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 28, 2005


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Sanjeev Khanna
Title: New Algorithms and Hardness Results for Disjoint Paths Problem
Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 26, 2005


DIMACS Epidemiology Minisymposium
Time: 10:00 am - 4:25 pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 25, 2005


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: John F. Nash, Jr., Princeton University
Title: The 'Agencies Method' for Studying Cooperative Games and the Resulting Mathematical
Problem of Finding Equilibria in a Highly Multi-Dimensional Context
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 21, 2005


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: M. Alekhnovitch
Title: Hardness of Approximating the Closest Vector Problem with Pre-Processing
Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 19, 2005


DIMACS Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology Seminar
Speaker: Jared Saia, University of New Mexico
Title: Choosing a random node in a large-scale network
Time: 2:30 - 3:45 pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 18, 2005


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Sara Soffer, Rutgers University
Title: New Measurement for the Clustering in Real Networks
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 14, 2005


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Mario Szegedy, Rutgers University
Title: Near Optimality of the Priority Sampling Procedure
Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 12, 2005


DIMACS Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology Seminar
Speaker: Neal Lesh, Harvard University
Title: Gadgets for good: How computer researchers can help save lives in poor countries.
Time: 2:30 - 3:45 pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 11, 2005


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Vladimir Retakh, Rutgers University
Title: Reduction formulas for multivariate hypergeometric series
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 7, 2005


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Michael Saks, Rutgers University
Title: Every boolean decision tree has an influential variable
Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 5, 2005


DIMACS Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology Seminar
Speaker: Dmitriy Fradkin, DIMACS
Title: SVM in Analysis of Cross-Sectional Data
Time: 2:30 - 3:45 pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 4, 2005


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Ileana Streinu, Smith College & U. Mass Amherst
Title: Pebble games for graph arboricity
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 31, 2005


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Guy Kindler
Title: New explicit constructions of randomness extractors from weak sources, and of bipartite Ramsey graphs
Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 29, 2005


DIMACS Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology Seminar
Speaker: Tanya Berger-Wolf, DIMACS
Title: Persistent Social Groups
Time: 2:30 - 3:45 pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 28, 2005


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Victor Moll, Tulane University
Title: Definite Integrals
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 24, 2005


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Konstantin Makarychev, Princeton University
Title: Quadratic forms on graphs
Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, CoRE 229, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 22, 2005


DIMACS Monitoring Message Streams Seminar
Speaker: Suhrid Balakrishnan and David Madigan, Rutgers University
Title: Online Bayesian Learning of Sparse Text Classifiers
Time: 4:15 pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 433, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 21, 2005


DIMACS Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology Seminar
Speaker: Kah Loon Ng, DIMACS
Title: A Survey of Some Results on the Firefighter Problem
Time: 2:30 - 3:45 pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 21, 2005


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Drew Sills, Rutgers University
Title: Disturbing the Dyson conjecture (in a "GOOD" way)
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 10, 2005


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Yury Makarychev, Princeton University
Title: O(\sqrt{log n}) approximation algorithms for Min UnCut, Min 2CNF Deletion, and directed cut problems
Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 433, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 8, 2005


DIMACS Monitoring Message Streams Seminar
Speaker: Dmitriy Fradkin, Rutgers University
Title: Learning Classifier Combinations for Information Retrieval
Time: 4:15 pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 433, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 7, 2005


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Mahendra Jani, William Paterson University
Title: Continued Fractions and Catalan Problems
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 3, 2005


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Martin Pal, DIMACS
Title: Stochastic Steiner tree without the root
Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 433, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 1, 2005


DIMACS Monitoring Message Streams Seminar
Speaker: Suhrid Balakrishnan
Title: Online Bayesian Learning of Sparse Text Classifiers
Time: 4:15 pm **Cancelled due to the weather
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 433, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 28, 2005


DIMACS Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology Seminar
Speaker: Dona Schneider, Rutgers University
Title: What's New in Surveillance?
Time: 2:30 - 3:20 pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 28, 2005


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Moses Charikar, Princeton University
Title: Aggregating Inconsistent Information: Ranking and Clustering
Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 22, 2005


DIMACS Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology Seminar
Speaker: Martin Pal, DIMACS
Title: Unbalanced Graph Cuts
Time: 2:30 - 3:45 pm* *Note new time
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 21, 2005


DIMACS and the Math and Computer Science Departments of Rutgers University
jointly sponsor a distinguished lecture

Speaker: Stephen Wolfram, Creator of Mathematica, author of A New Kind of Science, and CEO of Wolfram Research, Inc.
Title: A New Kind of Science
Time: 1:00-2:30pm
Location: Busch Campus Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: Friday, February 18, 2005


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Yuriy Gulak, Rutgers University
Title: Algebraic Properties of Some Quadratic Dynamical Systems
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 17, 2005


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Gopal Pandurangan, Purdue University
Title: Nearest Neighbor Trees and their Algorithmic Applications
Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 15, 2005


DIMACS Monitoring Message Streams Seminar
Speaker: Aynur Dayanik, DIMACS, Rutgers University
Title: Using Prior Knowledge for Text Categorization
Time: 4:15 pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 433, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 14, 2005


DIMACS Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology Seminar
Speaker: Madhav Marathe, Virgina Tech
Title: Computational Aspects of Representing and Analyzing Information, Social & Infrastructure Networks
Time: 2:30 - 3:45 pm* *Note new time
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 14, 2005


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Yi Jin, Rutgers University
Title: Kalantari's bounds on zeros are asymptotically tight
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 10, 2005


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Rocco Servedio
Title: Learning decision trees and DNF formulas in the average case
Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 8, 2005


DIMACS Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology Seminar
Speaker: Stephen Eubank, Virginia Tech
Title: Modeling Disease Transmission across Social Networks
Time: 2:30 - 3:45 pm* *Note new time
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 7, 2005


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Pawel Hitczenko, Drexel University
Title: Some stochastic properties of random overpartitions
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 3, 2005


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Asaf Shapira
Title: Every Monotone Graph Property is Testable
Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 433, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 1, 2005


DIMACS Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology Seminar
Speaker: Michael Capalbo, DIMACS
Title: Transmission Probabilities and Disease Spread
Time: 2:30 - 3:45 pm* *Note new time
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 433, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: January 31, 2005


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Robert Boyer, Drexel University
Title: Asymptotic Zero Distributions for Polynomials
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: January 27, 2005


DIMACS Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology Seminar
Speaker: Alexei Vazquez, University of Notre Dame
Title: The Impact of Non-Poisson Contact Processes on Virus Spreading
Time: 2:30 - 3:45 pm* *Note new time
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: January 24, 2005


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Bruno Escoffier, Lamsade, University Paris Dauphine, France
Title: Polynomial approximation of NP-hard problems: the differential ratio
Time: 3:30 - 4:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 13, 2004


DIMACS Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology Seminar
Speaker: Alex Pogel, New Mexico State University
Title: Generalized Contingency Tables, Concept Lattices and Graph Partitions
Time: 11:30 - 12:50pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 13, 2004


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Jim Haglund, University of Pennsylvania
Title: A Combinatorial Model for the Macdonald Polynomials
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 9, 2004


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Matthew Andrews, Bell Labs
Title: Fairness and Quality-of-Service in Wireless Data Networks
Time: 3:30 - 4:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 6, 2004


DIMACS Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology Seminar
Speaker: Ilya Muchnik, DIMACS
Title: Influences on Breast Cancer Survival via SVM Classification in the SEER Database
Time: 11:30 - 12:50pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 6, 2004


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Holly Swisher, University of Wisconsin
Title: Stanley's Partition Function and its Relation to p(n)
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 425, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 2, 2004


CAIP/ECE Seminar and DIMACS Computation and the Socio-Economic Sciences Seminar
Speaker: William Walsh, IBM Watson Labs
Title: Utility Functions in Autonomic Systems
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: CoRE Bldg, CoRE 601, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 1, 2004


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Petros Drineas, RPI
Title: The CUR Matrix Decomposition and its Applications to Algorithm Design and Massive Data Set Analysis
Time: 3:30 - 4:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 29, 2004


DIMACS Computation and the Socio-Economic Sciences Special Seminar
Speaker: Meltem Ozturk, LAMSADE
Title: Comparing Intervals for Decision Aiding
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 433, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 29, 2004


DIMACS Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology Seminar
Speaker: Martin Pal, DIMACS
Title: Discussion of the paper "Maximizing the Spread of Influence through a Social Network", by David Kempe, Jon Kleinberg and Eva Tardos
Time: 11:30 - 12:50pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 29, 2004


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Boaz Barak, IAS
Title: Extracting Randomness Using Few Independent Sources
Time: 3:30 - 4:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 22, 2004


DIMACS Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology Seminar
Speaker: TBA
Title: TBA
Time: 11:30 - 12:50pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 433, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 22, 2004


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Diane Maclagan, Rutgers University
Title: Experiments on the Hilbert Scheme
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 18, 2004


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Lisa Zhang, Bell Labs
Title: Hardness of Undirected Edge Disjoint Path and Congestion
Time: 3:30 - 4:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 15, 2004


DIMACS Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology Seminar
Speaker: Michael Capalbo, DIMACS
Title: Transmission Probabilities in Disease Spread in Random Power Law Graphs
Time: 11:30 - 12:50pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 433, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 15, 2004


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Cilanne Boulet, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Title: A New Combinatorial Proof of the Generalized Rogers-Ramanujan Identities
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 11, 2004


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Michael Littman, Rutgers University
Title: Algorithmic Problems in Sequential Decision Making
Time: 3:30 - 4:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 8, 2004


DIMACS Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology Seminar
Speaker: William E. Halperin, Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health University of Medicine and Dentistry.
Title: Surveillance Mistakes
Time: 11:30 - 12:50pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 433, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 8, 2004


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Sujith Vijay, Rutgers University
Title: Expected Number of Spins in Dreidel
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 425, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 4, 2004


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Elliot Anshelevich, Cornell University
Title: The Price of Stability for Network Design
Time: 3:30 - 4:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 1, 2004


DIMACS Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology Seminar
Speaker: Tanya Berger-Wolf , DIMACS Post Doc
Title: An example of a disease outbreak simulation in an urban environment: TRANSIMS and EpiSims
Time: 11:30 - 12:50pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 433, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 1, 2004


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Etienne Rassart, IAS, Princeton
Title: Partitioning the Permutahedron
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 28, 2004


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: David Johnson, AT&T Research
Title: Three applications of dynamic programming to network management
Time: 3:30 - 4:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 25, 2004


DIMACS Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology Seminar
Speaker: Sara Soffer, Rutgers University
Title: A New Clustering Coefficient
Time: 11:30 - 12:50pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 25, 2004


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Amitai Regev, Weizmann Institute, Israel
Title: $S_\infty$ representations and combinatorial identities
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 425, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 21, 2004


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Eric Allender, Rutgers University
Title: Topology and Small Circuit Complexity Classes
Time: 3:30 - 4:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 433, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 18, 2004


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Mohamud Mohammed, Rutgers University
Title: The Sharpening of WZ Theory
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 425, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 14, 2004


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: S. Muthukrishnan, Rutgers University
Title: Nonuniform Sparse Approximation via Haar Wavelets
Time: 3:30 - 4:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 11, 2004


DIMACS Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology Seminar
Speaker: Fred Roberts, DIMACS/Rutgers University
Title: Graph-Theoretical Models of the Spread and Control of Disease
Time: 11:30 - 12:50pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 11, 2004


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Arthur Benjamin, Harvey Mudd College
Title: Counting the Sums of Cubes of Fibonacci Numbers
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 425, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 7, 2004


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Oded Lachish, University of Haifa
Title: Testing Periodicity
Time: 3:30 - 4:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 4, 2004


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Kathleen M. O'Hara, National Science Foundation
Title: Some Matchings in Product Posets
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 425, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 30, 2004


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Scott Aaronson, IAS
Title: Formula Size Lower Bounds and Quantum States
Time: 3:30 - 4:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 27, 2004


DIMACS Monitoring Message Streams Seminar jointly sponsored with DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science
Speaker: Mark Goldberg and Malik Magdon-Ismail, RPI
Title: Network Algorithms for Homeland Security, or How to find a Small Hidden Group in a Large Communication Network
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 27, 2004


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Vince Vatter, Rutgers University
Title: Counting Restricted Permutations by Computer
Time: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 425, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 23, 2004


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Howard Karloff, AT&T
Title: How Well Can the "Directed" Traveling Salesman Problem Be Approximated?
Time: 3:30 - 4:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 433, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 20, 2004


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Robert Spalek, Charles University
Title: Quantum and Classical Strong Direct Product Theorems and Optimal Time-Space Tradeoffs
Time: 3:30 - 4:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 13, 2004


DIMACS - Rutgers Experimental Mathematics Seminar
Speaker: Neil Sloane, AT&T
Title: From Packing Planes in 4-Space to Quantum Error-Correcting Codes
Time: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 9, 2004


DIMACS Seminar
Speaker: Antonio Di Crescenzo, University of Salerno,Italy
Title: Some results on queueing systems in the presence of catastrophes
Time: 11:00 am
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: May 28, 2004


DIMACS/BIOMAPS Seminar Series on Quantitative Biology and Epidemiology
Speaker: Steven H. Kleinstein, Princeton University
Title: Estimating hypermutation rates during immune responses
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 260, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: May 26, 2004


DIMACS/BIOMAPS Seminar Series on Quantitative Biology and Epidemiology
Speaker: Herbert Hethcote, University of Iowa
Title: Comparison of five new pertussis vaccination strategies
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 260, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: May 19, 2004


DIMACS/BIOMAPS Seminar Series on Quantitative Biology and Epidemiology
Speaker:Vladimir Pavlovic, Rutgers University
Title: Mathematical models for comparative genomics---successes and challenges
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 260, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: May 12, 2004


DIMACS Monitoring Message Streams Seminar
Speaker: Tony Jebara, Columbia University
Title:Large Margin Generative Models
Time: 10:00am
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 433, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: May 7, 2004


DIMACS and Rutgers Statistics/Biostatistics Seminar
Jointly with the Computer Science and Bio-Informatics Departments

Speaker: Allan Halpern, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Title:Medical Imaging for Skin Cancer- statistical and computer science opportunities
Time: 11:30 am
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Auditorium, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: May 6, 2004


DIMACS/BIOMAPS Seminar Series on Quantitative Biology and Epidemiology
Speaker: Mike Tyers, Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Canada
Title: How big is big enough? Cell size and commitment to division in budding yeast
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 260, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: May 5, 2004


Special Colloquium Talk
Speaker: Neil J.A. Sloane, AT&T Shannon Labs and DIMACS
Title: Recent Acquisitions in the On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Special Note: Reception before the talk: 4 PM, DIMACS Lounge, Room 401
Date: May 4, 2004


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Sampath Kannan
Title: Streaming Algorithms for Graph Problems
Time: 3:30 - 4:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 433, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: May 3, 2004


DIMACS/BIOMAPS Seminar Series on Quantitative Biology and Epidemiology
Speaker: Hal Smith, Arizona State University
Title: Gene Transfer in Biofilms: a mathematical model
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 260, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 28, 2004


DIMACS Seminar Series
Speaker: Sergei Pilyugin, University of Florida
Title: Dynamics of mixed microbial growth: Stability of a structured model
Time: 3:00 - 4:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 27, 2004


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Steve Skiena, State University of New York
Title: Sequence Assembly for High-Throughput Technologies
Time: 3:30 - 4:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 26, 2004


DIMACS/BIOMAPS Seminar Series on Quantitative Biology and Epidemiology
Speaker: Atul Narang, University of Florida
Title: Gradient sensing by eucaryotic cells: Signaling mechanisms and spatiotemporal dynamics
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 260, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 21, 2004


DIMACS/BIOMAPS Seminar Series on Quantitative Biology and Epidemiology
Speaker: Gerald Manning, Rutgers University
Title: Counterion Condensation and DNA Self-Assembly
Time: 4:00pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 260, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 20, 2004


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Rajeev Alur, University of Pennsylvania
Title: Algorithmic Software Verification
Time: 3:30 - 4:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 19, 2004


DIMACS Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Kim Taipale, Center for Advanced Studies in Science & Technology Policy
Title: Technology, Security and Privacy: Designing Technical Features to Meet Policy Goals
Time: 2:00 - 3:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE A, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 15, 2004


DIMACS/BIOMAPS Seminar Series on Quantitative Biology and Epidemiology
Speaker: Gustavo Stolovitzky, IBM
Title: Noise model and statistical significance in MPSS transcription profiling
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 260, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 14, 2004


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Subhash Khot, IAS
Title: BCH Codes, Augmented Tensor Products and Hardness of the Shortest Vector Problem in Lattices
Time: 3:30 - 4:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 12, 2004


DIMACS Monitoring Message Streams Seminar
Speaker: David Holmes, The College of New Jersey
Title: Who Was the Author? Using Statistics to Analyze Literary Style
Time: 2:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 433, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 9, 2004


Princeton-Rutgers Seminar Series in Information Sciences & Systems
Speaker: Gregory Wornell, MIT
Title: Provably Good Multimedia Content Authentication Systems (or How to Make a Photograph Trustworthy)
Time: 4:00-5:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 8, 2004


DIMACS/BIOMAPS Seminar Series on Quantitative Biology and Epidemiology
Speaker: Peter Wolynes, UC, San Diego
Title: Issues in Stochastic Cell Biology
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 260, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 7, 2004


DIMACS Seminar Series
Speaker: Karl Sigmund, University of Vienna
Title: Indirect Reciprocity
Time: 3:00 - 4:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 6, 2004


DIMACS/BIOMAPS Seminar Series on Quantitative Biology and Epidemiology
Speaker: Galit Lahav, Harvard University
Title: Dynamics of the p53-mdm2 feedback loop in living individual cells, and the design-principles of biological feedback
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 260, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 31, 2004


Princeton-Rutgers Seminar Series in Information Sciences & Systems
Speaker: Vahid Tarokh, Harvard University
Title: Worst Case Buffer Bounds On Tracking of Arbitrary Fluid Policies in Switch Networks
Time: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 433, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 29, 2004


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Andris Ambainis, IAS
Title: Quantum walks and their applications in quantum algorithms
Time: 3:30 - 4:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 29, 2004


Princeton-Rutgers Seminar Series in Information Sciences & Systems
Speaker:Giuseppe Caire, Eurecon Institute, Sophia Antipolis, France
Title: Iterative joint detection/decoding and estimation: algorithms and results
Time: 3:00pm
Location: WINLAB Conference Room, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 26, 2004


DIMACS/BIOMAPS Seminar Series on Quantitative Biology and Epidemiology
Speaker: Robert Miura, NJIT
Title: Modelling Spreading Cortical Depression
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 260, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 24, 2004


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Amit Chakrabarti, Dartmouth College
Title: Tight Bounds for Approximate Nearest Neighbour Search
Time: 3:30 - 4:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 433, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 22, 2004


DIMACS/BIOMAPS Seminar Series on Quantitative Biology and Epidemiology
Speaker: Donald Hoover, Rutgers University
Title: Estimating the Impact of P. Carinii Prophylaxis on HIV Disease
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 260, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 17, 2004


Princeton-Rutgers Seminar Series in Information Sciences & Systems
Speaker: Hesham El Gamal, Ohio State University
Title: On the Optimality of LAttice Space-Time (LAST) Coding
Time: 4:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 15, 2004


DIMACS/BIOMAPS Seminar Series on Quantitative Biology and Epidemiology
Speaker: Charles Peskin, NYU
Title: Random Walks of Some Biomolecular Motors
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 260, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 10, 2004


Princeton-Rutgers Seminar Series in Information Sciences & Systems
Speaker: Emina Soljanin, Lucent Technologies
Title: Frames in Quantum and Classical Information Theory
Time: 4:30-5:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 9, 2004


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Christian Sohler, University of Paderborn, Germany
Title: Estimating the weight of Euclidean minimum spanning trees in a data stream
Time: 3:30 - 4:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 8, 2004


DIMACS Monitoring Message Streams Seminar
Speaker: Diane Lambert, Bell Labs
Title: Dynamic Thresholding for Network Monitoring
Time: 3:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 433, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 5, 2004


DIMACS/BIOMAPS Seminar Series on Quantitative Biology and Epidemiology
Speaker:Gerard Manning, Rutgers University
Title: Counterion Condensation on Polyelectrolytes: Theory and Applications
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 260, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 3, 2004


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Hairong Zhao, NJIT
Title: Fault-Tolerant Spanners and their Applications
Time: 3:30 - 4:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 1, 2004


DIMACS/BIOMAPS Seminar Series on Quantitative Biology and Epidemiology
Speaker: Rahul Siddharthan, Rockefeller University
Title: PhyloGibbs: A Gibbs sampler for motif detection incorporating phylogenetic information
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 260, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 25, 2004


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Navin Goyal, Rutgers University
Title: A Parallel Search Game related to Data Structure Lower Bounds
Time: 3:30 - 4:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 23, 2004


DIMACS/BIOMAPS Seminar Series on Quantitative Biology and Epidemiology
Speaker: Robijn Bruinsma, UCLA
Title: The Physics of Cell Adhesion and Mechano-Sensing
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 260, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 18, 2004


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Graham Cormode, DIMACS, Rutgers University
Title: How Hard Are Computer Games
Time: 3:30 - 4:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 16, 2004


DIMACS/BIOMAPS Seminar Series on Quantitative Biology and Epidemiology
Speaker: Stanislav Shvartsman, Princeton University
Title: Modeling and manipulation of EGFR signaling in Drosophila development
Time: 10:00am
Location: Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine, CABM Room 010, 679 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 12, 2004


DIMACS/BIOMAPS Seminar Series on Quantitative Biology and Epidemiology
Speaker: Peter Thomas, Salk Institute
Title: Inside the Mind of the Amoeba: Simulation and Analysis of Biochemical
Signal Transduction Channels

Time: 1:00pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 260, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 10, 2004


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Cliff Stein, Columbia University
Title: Scheduling an Industrial Production Facility: Applying theory in practice
Time: 3:30 - 4:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 9, 2004


DIMACS/BIOMAPS Seminar Series on Quantitative Biology and Epidemiology
Speaker: Santiago Schnell, Oxford University
Title: Reaction kinetics in intracellular environments with macromolecular crowding:
simulations and rate laws

Time: 1:00pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 260, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 5, 2004


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Muthu Muthukrishnan, DIMACS, Rutgers University
Title: Comparing Biological Sequences with Segment Rearrangements
Time: 3:30 - 4:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 433, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 2, 2004


DIMACS/BIOMAPS Seminar Series on Quantitative Biology and Epidemiology
Speaker: Yuhai Tu, IBM Research
Title: Receptor cross talk and signal amplification: some recent
results on signal transduction in bacterial chemotaxis

Time: 1:00pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 260, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: January 28, 2004


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Muthu Muthukrishnan, DIMACS, Rutgers University
Title: The Seminar Series and It's Goals
Time: 3:30 - 4:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: January 26, 2004


DIMACS/BIOMAPS Seminar Series on Quantitative Biology and Epidemiology
Speaker: Laura Finzi, University of Milan
Title: Topological Modifications of DNA in Transcriptional Regulation
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Waksman Institute, Room 1001, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: January 21, 2004


DIMACS Monitoring Message Streams Seminar
Speaker: Michael Littman, Rutgers University
Title: Sequential Decision Making Algorithms in Filtering
Time: 2:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 433, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 22, 2003


DIMACS/BIOMAPS Seminar Series on Quantitative Biology and Epidemiology
Speaker: Philip Holmes, Princeton University
Title: Piecewise-holonomic mechanics, hybrid dynamical systems, and escaping cockroaches
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 260, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 17, 2003


Princeton-Rutgers Seminar Series in Information Sciences & Systems
Speaker: Nirwan Ansari, NJIT
Title: IP Traceback by Deterministic Packet Marking
Time: 4:30-5:30pm
Location: Princeton University, E-Quad B205, Princeton, NJ
Date: December 11, 2003


DIMACS Monitoring Message Streams Seminar
Speaker: James Shanahan, Clairvoyance Corporation
Title: Thresholding Support Vector Machines for Text Classification
Time: 3:00pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 433, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 11, 2003


DIMACS/BIOMAPS Seminar Series on Quantitative Biology and Epidemiology
Speaker: Reka Albert, Penn State University
Title: Topology and robustness of the segment polarity gene network
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 260, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 10, 2003


DIMACS Epidemiology Seminar
Speaker: Guido Consonni, University of Pavia (Italy)
Title: Hierarchical mixture priors for the analysis of gene expression data in cancer studies
Time: 4:30-5:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 8, 2003


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Chandra Chekuri, Bell Labs
Title: A little bit of help goes a long way: online scheduling with \eps resource augmentation.
Time: 3:30 - 4:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 8, 2003


Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar Series
Speaker: Michael Capalbo, Rutgers University
Title: Unique-Neighbor Expanders
Time: 1:10pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 525, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 8, 2003


Princeton-Rutgers Seminar Series in Information Sciences & Systems
Speaker: Larry Peterson, Princeton University
Title: A Blueprint for Introducing Disruptive Technology into the Internet
Time: 4:30-5:30pm
Location: Princeton University, E-Quad B205, Princeton, NJ
Date: December 4, 2003


DIMACS/BIOMAPS Seminar Series on Quantitative Biology and Epidemiology
Speaker: Avraham Soffer and Natalia Komarova, Rutgers University
(research in collaboration with A. Soffer, Rutgers University)
Title: Modeling DNA transcription dynamics
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 260, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 3, 2003


DIMACS Monitoring Message Streams Seminar
Speaker: Richard Mammone, Rutgers University
Title: Rutgers Warning and Indication System Engineering Laboratory-The WISE Lab
Time: 4:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 433, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 1, 2003


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Sudipto Guha, University of Pennsylvania
Title: Learning Mixtures of Markov Chains
Time: 3:30 - 4:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 1, 2003


Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar Series
Speaker: Guy Kindler, Rutgers University
Title: Testing Juntas
Time: 1:10pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 525, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 1, 2003


DIMACS/BIOMAPS Seminar Series on Quantitative Biology and Epidemiology
Speaker: Horst Thieme, Arizona State University
Title: Competitive dynamics in a model for river blindness with cross-immunity
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 260, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 26, 2003


DIMACS/BIOMAPS Seminar Series on Quantitative Biology and Epidemiology
Speaker: Ulf Dieckmann, IIASA, Austria
Title: Spatial complexity in ecology and evolution
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 260, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Please note special day for this seminar is Tuesday
Date: November 25, 2003


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Fanica Gavril, DIMACS
Title: Intersection Graphs of Interval Filaments
Time: 3:30 - 4:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 24, 2003


Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar Series
Speaker: Brenda Latka, DIMACS, Rutgers University
Title: Well-quasi-ordering for Tournaments
Time: 1:10pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 525, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 24, 2003


Princeton-Rutgers Seminar Series in Information Sciences & Systems
Speaker: Paul Henry, AT&T
Title: 4G Cellular: Now That's Mobile Data
Time: 4:30-5:30pm
Location: Princeton University, E-Quad B205, Princeton, NJ
Date: November 20, 2003


DIMACS/BIOMAPS Seminar Series on Quantitative Biology and Epidemiology
Speaker: Burkhardt Rost, Columbia University
Title: Evolution teaches predicting protein function?
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 260, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 19, 2003


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Avi Wigderson, IAS Princeton, and Hebrew University
Title: SL=L (well, almost...) and Other Rarely-wrong Derandomizations
Time: 3:30 - 4:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 17, 2003


Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar Series
Speaker: Trevor Bass, Rutgers University
Title: Excluded Minor Theory
Time: 1:10 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 525, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 17, 2003


Princeton-Rutgers Seminar Series in Information Sciences & Systems
Speaker: Vaidyanthan Ramaswami, AT&T
Title: Providing Dial Tone in the Presence of Circuit Congestion due to Long
Holding Time Internet Dial-Up Calls - Assuring Emergency Services Access

Time: 4:30-5:30pm
Location: Princeton University, E-Quad B205, Princeton, NJ
Date: November 13, 2003


DIMACS/BIOMAPS Seminar Series on Quantitative Biology and Epidemiology
Speaker: Jonathan Dushoff, Princeton University
Title: Detecting Selection from Patterns of Codon Usage
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 260, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 12, 2003


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Yevgeniy Dodis, New York University
Title: Exposure-Resilient Cryptography (survey)
Time: 3:30 - 4:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 10, 2003


Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar Series
Speaker: Vince Vatter, Rutgers University
Title: Well-quasi-ordering for Permutations
Time: 1:10 pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 525, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 10, 2003


DIMACS/BIOMAPS Seminar Series on Quantitative Biology and Epidemiology
Speaker: Ira Schwartz, Naval Research Laboratory
Title: Non-equilibrium stochastic outbreaks: From prediction to control
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 260, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 5, 2003


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Xiaomin Chen, Rutgers University
Title: The Sylvester-Chvatal Theorem
Time: 3:30 - 4:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 3, 2003


Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar Series
Speaker: Sujith Vijay, Rutgers University
Title: Expected Number of Spins in Dreidel
Time: 1:10pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 525, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 3, 2003


DIMACS/BIOMAPS Seminar Series on Quantitative Biology and Epidemiology
Speaker: Sergei Grigoryev, Penn State University College of Medicine
Title: Higher-Order Chromatin Structure and Its Implications for Gene Regulation
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 260, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 29, 2003


DIMACS Monitoring Message Streams Seminar
Speaker: S.Muthu Muthukrishnan, AT&T Research and Rutgers University
Title: Text Streaming
Time: 4:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 433, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 27, 2003


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Artur Czumaj, NJIT
Title: Estimating the weight of metric minimum spanning trees in sublinear-timeM
Time: 3:30 - 4:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 27, 2003


DIMACS/Mathematical Physics Seminar
Speaker: Ido Kanter, Bar Ilan University
Title: Statistical Mechanical Aspects of Joint Source-channel Coding
Time: 1:30pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 423, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 23, 2003


DIMACS/BIOMAPS Seminar Series on Quantitative Biology and Epidemiology
Speaker: Stanislav Shvartsman, Princeton University
Title: Modeling and Manipulating EGFR-Mediated Cell Communication in Development
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 260, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 22, 2003


Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar Series
Speaker: Mohamud Mohammed, Rutgers University
Title: The WZ Method
Time: 1:10pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 525, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 20, 2003


DIMACS/BIOMAPS Seminar Series on Quantitative Biology and Epidemiology
Speaker: Boris Kholodenko, Thomas Jefferson University
Title: Molecular and Mechanistic Analyses of Cellular Networks:
Can We Navigate Through Molecular Jungles

Time: 1:00pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 260, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 15, 2003


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Eric Allender, Rutgers University
Title: Derandomization and Kolmogorov Complexity
Time: 3:30 - 4:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 433, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 6, 2003


Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar Series
Speaker: Stephen Hartke, Rutgers University
Title: Voter Model with Confidence Levels
Time: 1:10pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 525, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 6, 2003


DIMACS/BIOMAPS Seminar Series on Quantitative Biology and Epidemiology
Speaker: Joshua Weitz, Princeton University
Title: Scaling laws in organismal biology: Navigating the morass
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 260, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 1, 2003


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: Graham Cormode, Rutgers University
Title: Algorithmic Embeddings for Comparing Large Text Streams
Time: 3:30 - 4:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 433, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 29, 2003


Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar Series
Speaker: Bill Cuckler, Rutgers University
Title: Entrophy in Sets
Time: 1:10pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 525, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 29, 2003


DIMACS/BIOMAPS Seminar Series on Quantitative Biology and Epidemiology
Speaker: Monica Driscoll, Rutgers University
Title: Elaborating cellular and molecular mechansims of aging in C. elegans:
lessons and themes from simple old animals
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 260, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 24, 2003


Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar Series
Speaker: Eric Sundberg, Rutgers University
Title: Positional Games
Time: 1:10pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 525, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 22, 2003


DIMACS/BIOMAPS Seminar Series on Quantitative Biology and Epidemiology
Speaker: Marcelo Magnasco, Rockefeller University
Title: The Dynamical Basis of Auditory Acuity
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 260, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 17, 2003


DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar
Speaker: S. Muthukrishnan, Rutgers University
Title: Metric Embeddings in Data Stream Algorithms
Time: 3:30 - 4:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 433, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 15, 2003


DIMACS Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Seminar
Speaker: Endre Boros, Rutgers University
Title: How to Generate Many Items?
Time: 12:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: July 30, 2003


DIMACS Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Seminar
Speaker: John Gimbel, University of Alaska
Title: Group Labels on Hamiltonian Cycles
Time: 11:00 am
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 433, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: July 18, 2003


DIMACS Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Seminar
Speaker: Robert Jamison, Clemson University
Title: Pattern Ramsey Numbers and Constrained Decompositions of Graphs
Time: 12:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: July 16, 2003


DIMACS Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Seminar
Speaker: Alexander Kelmans, Rutgers University
Title: On Hamiltonian Cycles in Graphs
Time: 12:30pm
Location: RUTCOR, Room 139, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: July 14, 2003


DIMACS Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Seminar
Speaker: Ales Pultr, Charles University
Title: Notes On Combinatorial Games
Time: 12:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: July 11, 2003


DIMACS Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Seminar
Speaker: Alexander Barg, Rutgers University
Title: Coding Theory: At the Crossroads of Algebra,Combinatorics, Probability, and Analysis
Time: 12:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: July 10, 2003


DIMACS Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Seminar
Speaker: Jozsef Beck, Rutgers University
Title: Tic-Tac-Toe Games in Higher Dimensions
Time: 12:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: July 2, 2003


DIMACS Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Seminar
Speaker: Martin Farach-Colton, Rutgers University
Title: Adventures at Google
Time: 12:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: July 1, 2003


DIMACS Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Seminar
Speaker: Pavel Valtr, Charles University
Title: The Erdos-Szekeres Theorem and some related results
Time: 12:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: June 26, 2003


DIMACS/RUTCOR Seminar
Speaker: Tanka Nath Dhamala, Tribhuvan University
Title: Potentially Optimal Sequence-Sets in Shop Scheduling Problems
Time: 4:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 433, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: June 25, 2003


DIMACS Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Seminar
Speaker: Vadim Lozin, Rutgers University
Title: Boundary Classes of Graphs for NP-hard Problems: When a Difficult Problem Becomes Easy
Time: 12:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: June 25, 2003


DIMACS Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Seminar
Speaker: Eric Allender, Rutgers University
Title: Randomness and Complexity
Time: 12:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 301, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: June 24, 2003


DIMACS Discrete Math-Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Alexander Soifer, DIMACS, Princeton and University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Title: Chromatic number of the plane: Why is the problem still open?
Time: 4:30-5:30
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: May 6, 2003


Princeton-Rutgers Seminar Series in Communications and Information Theory
Speaker: Thomas Richardson, Flarion Technologies
Title: Principles and Design of Iterative Coding Systems
Time: 4:30-5:30 pm
Location: Princeton University, Friend 006
Date: May 1, 2003


DIMACS and Rutgers Department of Statistics Seminar
Speaker: Alexis Tsoukias,LAMSADE-CNRS, University Paris Dauphine
Title: From Decision Theory to Decision Aiding
Time: 1:00-2:00 pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 433, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: May 1, 2003


DIMACS Discrete Math-Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Graham Cormode, DIMACS / Rutgers University
Title: Tracking Frequent Items Dynamically
Time: 4:30-5:30
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 29, 2003


Princeton-Rutgers Seminar Series in Communications and Information Theory
Speaker: Andrea Goldsmith, University of Stanford
Title: Capacity Limits of Wireless Channels with Multiple Antennas: Challenges, Insights, and New Mathematical Methods :
Time: 4:30-5:30 pm
Location: CAIP Seminar Room, Room 601 CoRE Bldg., Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 24, 2003


DIMACS Discrete Math-Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Moses Charikar, Princeton University
Title: Dimension reduction in the l 1 norm (resheduled from February 18)
Time: 4:30-5:30
Location: Hill Center, room 705, (Note room change) Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 22, 2003


DIMACS Discrete Math-Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Bele Bollobas, University of Memphis and Trinity College, University of Cambridge
Title: Scale-free Random Graphs Models of Real-Life Networks
Time: 4:30-5:30
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 15, 2003


Princeton-Rutgers Seminar Series in Communications and Information Theory
Speaker: David Tse, University of California, Berkeley
Title: Diversity and Multiplexing: A Fundamental Tradeoff in Wireless Systems
Time: 1:30-2:30 pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 14, 2003


DIMACS Discrete Math-Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Omer Reingold, AT&T Research and Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Title: Extractors -- Optimal Up to Constant Factors
Time: 4:30-5:30
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 8, 2003


DIMACS Discrete Math-Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Navin Goyal, Rutgers University
Title: On the Power of Concurrent Read
Time: 4:30-5:30
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: April 1, 2003


Princeton-Rutgers Seminar Series in Communications and Information Theory
Speaker: Venkat Anantharam, University of California, Berkeley
Title: Message Passing Algorithms for Marginalization
Time: 4:30-5:30pm
Location: CoRE Bldg, DIMACS Seminar Room (Room 431), Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 14, 2003


DIMACS Discrete Math-Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Van Vu, University of California at San Diego
Title: Long arithmetic progressions in subsets and Erdos-Folkman conjecture
Time: 4:30-5:30pm
Location: Hill Center, room 705, (Note room change) Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 13, 2003


Princeton-Rutgers Seminar Series in Communications and Information Theory
Speaker: Robert J. McEliece, California Institute of Technology
Title: Belief Propagation on Partially Ordered Sets
Time: 4:30-5:30pm
Location: Princeton University
Date: March 13, 2003


DIMACS Discrete Math-Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Hartmut Klauck, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Title: Quantum time-space tradeoffs for sorting
Time: 4:30-5:30pm
Location: Hill Center, room 705, (Note room change) Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 11, 2003


Princeton-Rutgers Seminar Series in Communications and Information Theory
Speaker: Babak Hassibi, California Institute of Technology
Title: Some Asymptotic Results in Wireless Networks
Time: 4:30-5:30pm
Location: Princeton University, Friend 006
Date: March 6, 2003


DIMACS Discrete Math-Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Matt Devos, Princeton University
Title: A solution to Kneser's critical problem
Time: 4:30-5:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 4, 2003


Princeton-Rutgers Seminar Series in Communications and Information Theory
Speaker: Michael Honig, Northwestern University
Title: Asymptotic Methods in Wireless Communications
Time: 4:30-5:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: March 3, 2003


DIMACS Discrete Math-Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Michael Elkin, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Title: Inapproximability and every-case complexity of the distributed minimum spanning tree problem
Time: 4:30-5:30
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 25, 2003



DIMACS Discrete Math-Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Moses Charikar, Princeton University
Title: Dimension reduction in the l_1 norm
Time: 4:30-5:30
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 18, 2003



DIMACS Discrete Math-Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Ehud Friedgut, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
Title: Coloring products of graphs, a Fourier approach
Time: 4:30-5:30
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 11, 2003


DIMACS Discrete Math-Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Alexander Barg, DIMACS
Title: Digital fingerprinting codes--problems, constructions and identification of traitors
Time: 4:30-5:30
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: February 4, 2003



DIMACS Discrete Math-Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Noga Alon, Tel Aviv University and Institute for Advanced Study
Title: Testing large directed graphs
Time: 4:30-5:30
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: January 28, 2003



DIMACS Discrete Math-Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Detlef Ronneburger, Rutgers University
Title: Power from random strings
Time: 4:30-5:30
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 10, 2002



DIMACS Discrete Math-Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Oded Regev, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Title: Quantum Computation and Lattice Problems
Time: 4:30-5:30
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: December 3, 2002



DIMACS Discrete Math-Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Michael Langberg, Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel
Title: Graphs with tiny vector chromatic number and huge chromatic numbers
Time: 4:30-5:30
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 26, 2002



Princeton-Rutgers Seminar Series in Communications and Information Theory
Speaker: Tsachy Weissman, Hewlett-Packard Labs
Title: Universal Discrete Denoising: Known Channel
Time: 4:30-5:30pm
Location: Princeton University, Friend 101
Date: November 21, 2002



DIMACS Discrete Math-Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Kobbi Nissim, DIMACS and NEC Research Institute
Title: Revealing information while preserving privacy
Time: 4:30-5:30
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 19, 2002



Princeton-Rutgers Seminar Series in Communications and Information Theory
Speaker: Upamanyu Madhow, University of California, Santa Barbara
Title: Information-Theoretic Prescriptions for Outdoor Wireless Communication
Time: 4:30-5:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, Room 431 CoRE Bldg., Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 14, 2002



DIMACS Discrete Math-Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Amit Chakrabarti, Institute for Advanced Study
Title: Informational Complexity and Lower Bounds in Communication Complexity
Time: 4:30-5:30
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 12, 2002



Princeton-Rutgers Seminar Series in Communications and Information Theory
Speaker: Michael Luby, Digital Fountain
Title: LT Codes
Time: 2:30-3:30pm
Location: Princeton University, Friend 101, Princeton, NJ
Date: November 7, 2002



DIMACS Discrete Math-Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Gabor Tardos, Renyi Institute
Title: Locally-Planar Graphs
Time: 4:30-5:30
Location: Hill Center, room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: November 5, 2002



DIMACS Discrete Math-Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Mikkel Thorup, AT&T Research
Title: On Distance Oracles and Routing in Graphs
Time: 4:30-5:30
Location: DIMACS Center, Room 431 CoRE Bldg., Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 29, 2002



DIMACS Discrete Math-Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Michael Capalbo, DIMACS
Title: Explicit Construction of Unique-Neighbor Expanders
Time: 4:30-5:30
Location: Hill Center, room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 15, 2002



DIMACS Discrete Math-Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Irit Dinur, NEC Research Institute
Title: The hardness of 3-uniform hypergraph coloring
Time: 4:30-5:30
Location: Hill Center, room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 8, 2002



Princeton-Rutgers Seminar Series in Communications and Information Theory
Speaker: Shlomo Shamai (Shitz), Technion
Title: On Information Theoretic Aspects of Multi-Cell Wireless Systems
Time: 4:30-5:30pm
Location: Princeton University, Friend 004, Princeton, NJ
Date: October 3, 2002



Princeton-Rutgers Seminar Series in Communications and Information Theory
Speaker: Jacob Ziv, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Technion--Israel Institute of Technology: President, Israeli Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Title: Classification with Finite Memory Revisited
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Princeton University, Friend 101, Princeton, NJ
Date: October 3, 2002



DIMACS Distinguished Lecture Series
Speaker: Janos Pach, City College, CUNY and Renyi Institute, Budapest
Title: Crossroads in Flatland -- Toward a theory of geometric graphs
Time: 4:30-5:30pm.
Location: 1st Floor Lecture Hall, CoRE Bldg., Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 2, 2002



Princeton-Rutgers Seminar Series in Communications and Information Theory
Speaker: P. R. Kumar, University of Illinois
Title: Ad hoc wireless networks: Analysis, protocols, architecture, and towards convergence
Time: 4:30-5:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, Room 431 CoRE Bldg., Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: October 1, 2002



DIMACS Discrete Math-Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Maria Chudnovsky, Princeton University
Title: The Strong Perfect Graph Theorem
Time: 4:30-5:30
Location: Hill Center, room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 24, 2002



DIMACS Discrete Math-Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Jozsef Beck, Rutgers University
Title: A variant of the Heilbronn's triangle problem: the Motzkin-Schmidt strip problem
Time: 4:30-5:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, Room 431 CoRE Bldg., Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 17, 2002



DIMACS Seminar
Speaker: Warren D. Smith, DIMACS, Rutgers University, and Temple University Mathematics Department
Title: Quaternions, octonions, and now, 16-ons and $2^n$-ons; New kinds of numbers.
Time: 1:10pm-2:10pm
Location: DIMACS Center, Room 431 CoRE Bldg., Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 13, 2002



DIMACS Discrete Math-Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Russell Impagliazzo, University of California at San Diego
Title: A switching lemma for mall restrictions and lower bounds for k-DNF Resolution
Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm
Location: DIMACS Center, Room 431 CoRE Bldg., Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Date: September 10, 2002



DIMACS Discrete Math--Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: S. Muthukrishnan, Rutgers Univ and AT&T Research
Title: Surfing Streams
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ
Time: 4:30-5:30pm
Date: April 30, 2002



DIMACS Discrete Math--Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Martin J. Strauss, AT&T Shannon Labs, Florham Park
Title: Fast, Small-Space Algorithms for Approximate Histogram Maintenance
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ
Time: 4:30-5:30pm
Date: April 23, 2002



DIMACS Discrete Math--Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Ronitt Rubinfeld, NEC Research Institute, Princeton
Title: Testing Properties of Distributions
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ
Time: 4:30-5:30pm
Date: April 16, 2002



DIMACS Discrete Math--Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Anna Gilbert, AT&T Shannon Labs, Florham Park
Title: Near-Optimal Sparse Fourier Representations via Sampling
Location: Hill Center 705, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ
Time: 4:30-5:30pm
Date: April 9, 2002



DIMACS Discrete Math--Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Lance Fortnow, NEC Research Institute, Princeton
Title: Computational Depth
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ
Time: 4:30-5:30pm
Date: April 2, 2002



DIMACS Discrete Math--Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Cliff Smyth, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Title: Remier's Inequality and Tardos' Conjecture
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ
Time: 4:30-5:30pm
Date: March 26, 2002



DIMACS Discrete Math--Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Avner Magen, NEC Research Institute, Princeton
Title: Girth and Euclidean Distortion
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ
Time: 4:30-5:30pm
Date: March 12, 2002



DIMACS Discrete Math--Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Vašek Chvátal, Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey
Title: TSP cuts that do not follow the template paradigm
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ
Time: 4:30-5:30
Date: March 5, 2002



DIMACS Discrete Math--Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Pavan Aduri, NEC Research Institute
Title: Cook vs Karp-Levin
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ
Time: 4:30-5:30pm
Date: February 26, 2002



DIMACS Discrete Math - Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Andris Ambainis, IAS
Title: A New Protocol and Lower Bounds for Quantum Coin Flipping
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Date: February 19, 2002


DIMACS Discrete Math - Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Reuven Kashi, Bar Ilan University
Title: Analyzing Quantitative Databases: Image is Everything
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Date: February 12, 2002


DIMACS Discrete Math - Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Mario Szegedy, Rutgers University
Title: Introduction to Quantum Computing
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Date: February 5, 2002


DIMACS Discrete Math - Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Amihood Amir, AT&T Labs - Research (on leave from Bar-Ilan University)
Title: Approximate Pattern Matching - the Hamming Distance Case
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Date: January 29, 2002


DIMACS Data Analysis and Mining Seminar
Speaker: Johannes Gehrke, Cornell University
Title: Bias Correction in Classification Tree Construction
Location: AT&T Shannon Lab, FP Building 103, Room B104, Florham Park, NJ
Time: 2:00-3:00pm
Date: Tuesday January 8, 2002


DIMACS Discrete Math - Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Rafail Ostrovsky, Telcordia Technologies
Title: Dimension reduction in the Hamming Cube and its Applications
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2001


DIMACS Discrete Math - Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Xiaodong Sun, Rutgers University
Title: Space lower bounds for distance approximation in the data stream model
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2001


DIMACS Discrete Math - Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: David Galvin, Rutgers University
Title: Phase transition in the hard-core model on Z^d
Location: Hill 705, Rutgers (note room change)
Time: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2001


DIMACS Discrete Math - Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Peter Winkler, Bell Labs
Title: Incremental Sampling
Location: Hill 705, Rutgers (note room change)
Time: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Date: Tuesday, November 6, 2001


DIMACS Discrete Math - Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Venkatesh Srinivasan, DIMACS, Rutgers University
Title: On the Advantage Over a Random Assignment
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2001


DIMACS Discrete Math - Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Alexander Razborov, IAS and Steklov Mathematical Institute
Title: Proof Complexity of Pigeonhole Principles
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2001


DIMACS Data Analysis and Mining Seminar
Speaker: Regina Liu, Rutgers University
Title: Data Depth: Nonparametric Multivariate Analysis and its Applications
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 2:30-3:30pm
Date: Thursday October 18, 2001


DIMACS Discrete Math - Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Jozsef Balogh, AT&T Labs - Research
Title: Monotone Graph Properties
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2001


DIMACS Data Analysis and Mining Seminar
Speaker: Ofer Melnik, DIMACS, Rutgers University
Title: Understanding High Dimensional Classifiers
Location: Hill 552, Rutgers
Time: 10:30am
Date: Friday October 12, 2001


DIMACS Data Analysis and Mining Seminar
Speaker: Amy Braverman, Jet Propulsion Lab, Caltech
Title: Reducing Size and Complexity of Large Geophysical Data Sets
Location: MH 2d-101, Bell Labs, Murray Hill, NJ
Time: 10:30am
Date: Thursday October 11, 2001


DIMACS Discrete Math - Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Ehud Friedgut, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
Title: Ramsey properties of random graphs: A sharp thresholds via Szemeredi-regularity in hypergraphs
Location: Hill 705, Rutgers (note room change)
Time: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2001


DIMACS Discrete Math - Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Mario Szegedy, Rutgers University
Title: Computing Boolean Functions from Multiple Faulty Copies of Input Bits
Location: CoRE Building, Room 431, Rutgers
Time: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2001


DIMACS Discrete Math - Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Michael Elkin, Weizmann Institute of Science
Title: Construction of (1+epsilon,beta)-Spanners on General Graphs
Location: CoRE Building, Room 431, Rutgers
Time: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2001


DIMACS Discrete Math - Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Eric Allender, Rutgers University
Title: The Circuit Complexity of Division
Location: CoRE Building, Room 431, Rutgers
Time: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2001


DIMACS Data Analysis and Mining Seminar
Speaker: S. Muthu Muthukrishnan, AT&T Labs - Research
Title: Algorithms for Document Retrieval Problems
Location: CoRE Building, Room 431, Rutgers
Time: 2:30 - 3:30pm
Date: Thursday September 6, 2001


Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Seminar
Speaker: Michael Vogelius, Professor of Mathematics, Rutgers University
Title: Mathematical and Computational Aspects of Nondestructive Testing
Location: Hill Center, Room 525, (please note room change) Rutgers
Time: 12:00pm
Date: Friday, June 22, 2001


DIMACS Discrete Math - Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Robert Wilson, Rutgers University
Title: The Combinatorics of Noncommutative Algebra
Location: CoRE Building, Room 431, Rutgers
Time: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2001


DIMACS Discrete Math - Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Jay Rosen, College of Staten Island, CUNY Graduate Center
Title: Frequent Points, Late Points and Covering Times for Random Walks
Location: CoRE Building, Room 431, Rutgers
Time: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2001


DIMACS Discrete Math - Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Alex Samorodnitsky, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Title: Optimization and Approximate Counting
Location: CoRE Building, Room 431, Rutgers
Time: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2001


DIMACS Discrete Math - Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Eli Berger, Princeton University
Title: KKM on Trees
Location: CoRE Building, Room 431, Rutgers
Time: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2001


DIMACS Discrete Math - Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Benny Sudakov, Princeton University and IAS, Princeton
Title: Vertex List Coloring by Semirandom Method
Location: CoRE Building, Room 431, Rutgers
Time: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Date: Tuesday, April 3, 2001


DIMACS Discrete Math - Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Pavel Valtr, Charles University
Title: Several Recent Results Related to the Erdos-Szekeres Theorem
Location: CoRE Building, Room 431, Rutgers
Time: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Date: Thursday, March 22, 2001 (Please Note Day Change)


DIMACS Discrete Math - Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Ilan Newman, Haifa University, Israel and NEC Research Institute, Princeton
Title: Testing Matrix Properties
Location: CoRE Building, Room 431, Rutgers
Time: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Date: March 6, 2001


DIMACS Discrete Math - Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Harry Buhrman, CWI, University of Amsterdam and Princeton University
Title: Simultaneous Message Passing with Quantum Bits
Location: CoRE Building, Room 431, Rutgers
Time: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Date: February 27, 2001


DIMACS Discrete Math - Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Roy Meshulam, The Technion, Haifa and IAS, Princeton
Title: Covering Numbers and Homology
Location: Hill Center, 705 (please note room change), Rutgers
Time: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Date: February 20, 2001


DIMACS Discrete Math - Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Sanjeev Arora, Princeton University
Title: Learning Mixtures of Arbitrary Gaussians
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Date: February 13, 2001


RUTCOR-DIMACS Seminar
Speaker: Andreas Brandstaedt, University of Rostock, Germany
Title: Modular decomposition, clique width, and robust grapg algorithms
Location: RUTCOR Building, Room 139, Rutgers
Time: 1:30 - 2:30pmpm
Date: February 8, 2001


DIMACS Discrete Math - Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Valentine Kabanets, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Title: In Search of an Easy Witness: Exponential Time vs. Probabilistic Polynomial Time
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Date: February 6, 2001


DIMACS Discrete Math - Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Yuri Rabinovich, Haifa University, Israel
Title: L 1 embeddings of Graphs
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Date: January 30, 2001


DIMACS Discrete Math - Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Ran Raz, Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel and I.A.S.Princeton
Title: Regular Resolution Lower Bounds for the Weak Pigeonhole Principle
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Date: January 23, 2001


DIMACS Discrete Math - Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Eran Halperin, Tel Aviv University
Title: Coloring k-colorable graphs using smaller palettes
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Date: January 16, 2001


DIMACS Discrete Math - Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Ashwin Nayak, DIMACS and AT&T
Title: Quantum Walk on the Line
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Date: December 7, 2000 (please note change from usual meeting day.)


DIMACS Discrete Math - Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Yevgeniy Dodis, IBM Watson Research Lab and NYU
Title: New Imperfect Random Source with Applications to Coin-Flipping
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Date: November 21, 2000


DIMACS Discrete Math - Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Cliff Smyth, Rutgers University
Title: Equilateral and k-distance Sets in the L^p Norm
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Date: November 14, 2000


DIMACS Discrete Math - Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Salil Vadhan, Harvard University and IAS
Title: Extracting Randomness from Samplable Distributions
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Date: November 7, 2000


DIMACS Discrete Math - Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Bernardo Abrego and Silvia Fernandez, Rutgers University
Title: A linear upper bound for the unit distance problem in convex position
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Date: October 31, 2000


DIMACS Discrete Math - Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Harvey Friedman, Ohio State University
Title: Enormous Integers
Location: Hill 705, Rutgers
Time: 2:50pm
Date: October 26, 2000


DIMACS Discrete Math - Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Pavel Pudlak, Czeck Academy of Science
Title: On constructive lower bounds on Ramsey numbers
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Date: October 24, 2000


DIMACS Discrete Math - Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Bernard Chazelle, Princeton University and NECI
Title: A Trace Bound for the Discrepancy
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Date: October 17, 2000


DIMACS Discrete Math - Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Omer Reingold, AT&T and IAS
Title: The Zig-Zag Graph Product, and Elementary Construction of Expander Graphs
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Date: October 10, 2000


DIMACS Discrete Math - Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Michael Krivelevich, Tel Aviv University
Title: Two-coloring random hypergraphs
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Date: October 3, 2000


DIMACS Computational Intractability Reading Seminar
Chief Reader: Michal Koucky
Paper: Logspace constructible universal traversal sequence for cycles
Location: CoRE 433, Rutgers
Time: 4:00 - 5:30pm
Date: August 8, 2000


DIMACS Computational Intractability Reading Seminar
Chief Reader: Ashwin Nayak
Paper: Exponential Separation of Quantum and Classical Communication Complexity
Location: Hill 425, Rutgers
Time: 4:00 - 5:30pm
Date: July 11, 2000


DIMACS Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Seminar
Speaker: Fred Roberts, DIMACS, Rutgers University
Title: From Genes to Archaeological Digs and From Traffic Lights to Childhood Development: The Many Applications of Interval Graphs
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 12:30pm
Date: June 22, 2000


DIMACS Computational Intractability Reading Seminar
Chief Reader: Yuval Ishai
Paper: Improved Approximation Algorithms for Maximum Cut and Satisfiability Problems Using Semidefinite Programming by M. Goemans and D. Williamson
Location: Hill 425, Rutgers
Time: 4:00 - 5:30pmpm
Date: June 20, 2000


DIMACS Computational Intractability Reading Seminar
Chief Reader: Yuval Ishai
Paper: Improved Approximation Algorithms for Maximum Cut and Satisfiability Problems Using Semidefinite Programming by M. Goemans and D. Williamson
Location: Hill 425, Rutgers
Time: 4:00 - 5:30pmpm
Date: June 13, 2000


DIMACS Computational Intractability Reading Seminar
Chief Reader: Anna Gal
Paper: Simplified derandomization of BPP using a hitting set generator by O. Goldreich, S. Vadham and A. Wigderson
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 4:00 - 5:30pm
Date: June 6, 2000


DIMACS Computational Intractability Reading Seminar
Chief Reader: Mike Saks
Paper: Lower Bounds for Matrix Product in Bounded Depth Circuits with Arbitrary Gates by R. Raz and A. Shpilka.
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 1:30 - 2:45pm
Date: May 31, 2000


DIMACS Computational Intractability Reading Seminar
Chief Reader: Mike Saks
Paper: Super-Linear Time-Space Tradeoff Lower Bounds for Randomized Computation (preliminary version) by P. Beame, M. Saks, X. Sun, and E. Vee.
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 1:30 - 2:45pm
Date: May 17, 2000


DIMACS Computational Intractability Reading Seminar
Chief Reader: Dieter van Melkebeek
Paper: List decoding: Algorithms and Applications by M. Sudan
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 1:30 - 2:45pm
Date: May 10, 2000


DIMACS Computational Intractability Reading Seminar
Chief Reader: Dieter van Melkebeek
Paper: List decoding: Algorithms and Applications by M. Sudan
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 1:30 - 2:45pm
Date: May 3, 2000


DIMACS Discrete Math - Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Lisa Fleischer, Columbia University
Title: A combinatorial, strongly polynomial algorithm for submodular function minimization
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Date: May 2, 2000


DIMACS Computational Intractability Reading Seminar
Chief Reader: Lance Fortnow
Paper: PSPACE has constant-round quantum interactive proof systems by J. Watrous
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 1:10 - 2:30pm
Date: April 25, 2000


DIMACS Computational Intractability Reading Seminar
Speaker: Ashwin Nayak, Rutgers University
Title: What is to be done in the area of quantum computing?
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 1:10 - 2:30pm
Date: April 19, 2000


DIMACS Discrete Math - Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Claire Kenyon, Orsay University
Title: Broadcasting data to minimize the response time
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Date: April 18, 2000


DIMACS Computational Intractability Reading Seminar
Speaker: Ashwin Nayak, Rutgers University
Title: What is to be done in the area of quantum computing?
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 1:10 - 2:30pm
Date: April 5, 2000


DIMACS Discrete Math - Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Vince Grolmusz, Eotvos-Lorand University
Title: Low Rank Co-Diagonal Matrics and Ramsey-Graph Constructions
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Date: April 4, 2000


DIMACS Discrete Math - Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Martin Strauss, AT&T Bell Labs
Title: Approximate L^p-difference algorithms for massive data streams
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Date: March 30, 2000 (PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT THE USUAL TUESDAY MEETING TIME)


DIMACS Computational Intractability Reading Seminar
Chief Reader: Dieter van Melkebeek
Paper: Quantum Lower Bounds by Quantum Arguments by A. Ambainis
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 1:10 - 2:30pm
Date: March 29, 2000


DIMACS Discrete Math - Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Stefan Schmidt, MIT
Title: Codes Over Rings--some combinatorial aspects
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Date: March 28, 2000


DIMACS Discrete Math - Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Satya Lokam, Loyola University
Title: Improved Upper Bounds on the Simultaneous Messages Complexity of the Generalized Addressing Function
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Date: March 9, 2000 (Note date change)


DIMACS Computational Intractability Reading Seminar
Chief Reader: Ashwin Nayak
Paper: The Quantum Communication Complexity of Sampling by A. Ambainis, L. Schulman,
A. Ta-Shma, U. Vazirani and A. Wigderson
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 1:10 - 2:30pm
Date: March 8, 2000


DIMACS Computational Intractability Reading Seminar
Chief Reader: Ashwin Nayak
Paper: The Quantum Communication Complexity of Sampling by A. Ambainis, L. Schulman,
A. Ta-Shma, U. Vazirani and A. Wigderson
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 1:30 - 2:45pm
Date: March 1, 2000


DIMACS Discrete Math - Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Uri Feige, Weizmann Institute
Title: Approximation Algorithms for Graph Bisection
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Date: February 29, 2000


DIMACS Computational Intractability Reading Seminar
Chief Reader: Dieter van Melkebeek
Paper: The Shortest Vector Problem is NP-hard to Approximate withing some Constant by D. Micciancio
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 1:30 - 2:45pm
Date: February 16, 2000


DIMACS Discrete Math - Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Yuval Rabani, The Technion
Title: Tighter lower bounds for nearest neighbor search and related problems in the cell probe model
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Date: February 15, 2000


DIMACS Computational Intractability Reading Seminar
Chief Reader: Nick Howgrave-Graham
Paper: TBA
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 1:30 - 2:45pm
Date: February 9, 2000


DIMACS Discrete Math - Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Avi Widgerson, IAS
Title: a strongly ploynomial deterministic algorithm for matrix scaling and approximate permanents
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Date: February 8, 2000


DIMACS Computational Intractability Reading Seminar
Chief Reader: Richard Beigel
Paper: Collision-free Hashing from Lattice Problems, by O. Goldreich, S. Goldwasser and S. Halevi
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 1:30 - 2:45pm
Date: February 2, 2000


DIMACS Discrete Math - Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Andrew Yao, Princeton University
Title: Quantum bit escrow
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Date: February 1, 2000


DIMACS Computational Intractability Reading Seminar
Chief Readers: Yuval Ishai and Richard Beigel
Paper: Some Recent Progress on the Complexity of Lattice Problems by J.-Y. Cai; Collision-free Hashing from Lattice Problems, by O. Goldreich, S. Goldwasser and S. Halevi
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 1:30 - 2:45pm
Date: January 26, 2000


DIMACS Computational Intractability Reading Seminar
Chief Reader: Yuval Ishai
Paper: Some Recent Progress on the Complexity of Lattice Problems by J.-Y. Cai
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 1:30 - 2:45pm
Date: January 19, 2000


DIMACS Seminar
Speaker: S. Muthukrishnan, AT&T Labs - Research
Title: Compressing Table Data: Algorithms and Experimental Results
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 1:10 - 2:30pm
Date: September 2, 1999


DIMACS Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Seminar Series
Speaker: Joszef Beck, Rutgers University
Title: Uniformity and Irregularity
Location: CoRE A, 3rd Floor, Rutgers
Time: 12:00pm (lunch will be served)
Date: July 13, 1999


DIMACS Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Seminar Series
Speaker: Jeff Kahn, Rutgers University
Title: Theory of finite sets, linear algebra and a geometric application
Location: CoRE A, 3rd Floor, Rutgers
Time: 11:30am (lunch will be served)
Date: July 8, 1999


DIMACS Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Seminar Series
Speaker: Julia Abrahams, DIMACS, Rutgers University
Title: Huffman Code Techniques in Testing for Faults in Systems of Components
Location: CoRE, Room 431, Rutgers
Time: 12:00pm (lunch will be served)
Date: July 1, 1999


DIMACS Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Seminar Series
Speaker: Linda Lesniak, Drew University and DIMACS
Title: Two-Factors in Graphs
Location: CoRE, Room 401, Rutgers
Time: 12:00pm (lunch will be served)
Date: June 24, 1999


DIMACS Tutorial Series: Selected Topics in Large Scale Discrete Optimization
Speaker: Ewald Speckenmeyer, University of Koln, Germany
Title: Branch and Bound Algorithms on Distributed Processors
Location: CoRE, Room 431, Rutgers
Time: 4:00 - 5:00pm (refreshments will be served)
Date: June 10, 1999
http://rutcor.rutgers.edu/~boros/LSDO/LSDO-tutorials.html


DIMACS Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Seminar
Speaker: Fred S. Roberts, Rutgers University
Title: On Social Justice, International relations, the Analysis of Literature, and the Study of Social Networks and Communication Networks (Or: On Balanced Signed Graphs and Consistent Market Graphs)
Location: CoRE, Room 401, Rutgers
Time: 12:00pm (lunch will be served)
Date: June 9, 1999


DIMACS Tutorial Series: Selected Topics in Large Scale Discrete Optimization
Speaker: Toshi Ibaraki, Kyoto University, Japan
Title: Local Search Algorithms in Discrete Optimization
Location: CoRE, Room 431, Rutgers
Time: 3:00pm, refreshments served at 2:30pm
Date: June 1, 1999
http://rutcor.rutgers.edu/~boros/LSDO/LSDO-tutorials.html


DIMACS Tutorial Series: Selected Topics in Large Scale Discrete Optimization
Speaker: Michel Minoux, Laboratoire Masi, Universite Paris 6
Title: Discrete Optimization in Telecommunications and VLSI Design: Some Combinatorial Problems in Optimal Telecommunication Network Design
Location: CoRE, Room 431, Rutgers
Times: 3:00 - 6:00pm (refreshments will be served at 2:30pm)
Date: May 13, 1999
http://rutcor.rutgers.edu/~boros/LSDO/LSDO-tutorials.html


DIMACS Tutorial Series: Selected Topics in Large Scale Discrete Optimization
Speaker: Michel Minoux, Laboratoire Masi, Universite Paris 6
Title: Discrete Optimization in Telecommunications and VLSI Design: Generalized Graph Coloring and the Frequency Assignment Problem
Location: CoRE, Room 431, Rutgers
Times: 3:00 - 6:00pm (refreshments will be served at 2:30pm)
Date: May 7, 1999
http://rutcor.rutgers.edu/~boros/LSDO/LSDO-tutorials.html


DIMACS Tutorial Series: Selected Topics in Large Scale Discrete Optimization
Speaker: Bruno Simeone, La Sapienza University, Italy
Title: Optimal Connected Partitions of Graphs: Connected k-partitions of k-connected graphs - a topological approach
Location: CoRE, Room 431, Rutgers
Time: 3:00pm
Date: May 5, 1999
http://rutcor.rutgers.edu/~boros/LSDO/LSDO-tutorials.html


DIMACS Tutorial Series: Selected Topics in Large Scale Discrete Optimization
Speakers: Fred Glover, Jim Kelly and Manuel Laguna, University of Colorado, Boulder
Title: Metaheuristics
Location: CoRE, Room 431, Rutgers
Times: 9:00am - 12:00pm and 1:30 - 4:30pm (both days), refreshments will be served
Date: April 29-30, 1999
http://rutcor.rutgers.edu/~boros/LSDO/LSDO-tutorials.html


Princeton Discrete Math Seminar
Speaker: Daniel Huson, Princeton University
Title: The Fibrifold Notation and Classification for three-Dimensional Space Groups
Location: Fine Hall 214, Princeton
Time: 1:30pm
Date: April 29, 1999


Princeton - DIMACS Theory Seminar (theory lunch)
Speaker: Amir Rosen, Hebrew University
Title: Algorithmic Mechanism Design
Location: Computer Science Building, Room 402, 35 Olden Street, Princeton
Time: lunch will be served at 11:45am; talk begins at 12:05pm
Date: April 29, 1999


DIMACS Tutorial Series: Selected Topics in Large Scale Discrete Optimization
Speakers: Fred Glover, Jim Kelly and Manuel Laguna, University of Colorado, Boulder
Title: Metaheuristics
Location: CoRE, Room 431, Rutgers
Times: 9:00am - 12:00pm and 1:30 - 4:30pm (refreshments will be served)
Date: April 29, 1999
http://rutcor.rutgers.edu/~boros/LSDO/LSDO-tutorials.html


DIMACS Tutorial Series: Selected Topics in Large Scale Discrete Optimization
Speaker: Bruno Simeone, La Sapienza University, Italy
Title: Optimal Connected Partitions of Graphs: How to make a polynomial movie out of pseudopolynomially many frames - shifting algorithms for continuous tree partitioning
Location: CoRE, Room 431, Rutgers
Time: 3:00pm
Date: April 28, 1999
http://rutcor.rutgers.edu/~boros/LSDO/LSDO-tutorials.html


DIMACS Discrete Math-Theory of Computing Seminar Series
Speaker: Ehud Friedgut, IAS
Title: How many triangles can you build with a million edges?
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Date: April 27, 1999


Princeton - DIMACS Theory Seminar (theory lunch)
Speaker: Russell Impagliazzo, University of California, San Diego
Title: Which problems have strongly exponential complexity?
Location: Computer Science Building, Room 402, 35 Olden Street, Princeton
Time: lunch will be served at 11:45am; talk begins at 12:05pm
Date: April 22, 1999


Princeton Discrete Math Seminar
Speaker: Cliff Smyth, Rutgers University
Title: Butterflies and Rudich's Conjecture
Location: Fine Hall 214, Princeton
Time: 1:30pm
Date: April 22, 1999


Sigma Xi Public Lecture
Speaker: Laura Landweber, Princeton University
Title: Evolution in Pieces
Location: Guypt Hall, Room 10, Princeton
Time: 5:30pm
Date: April 22, 1999


DIMACS Graduate Student Seminar Series: COmbinatorics, Complexity, Optimization and Algorithms (COCOA)^K
Speakers: John Iacono, Rutgers University
Title: Constant Time Insertion in Pairing Heaps
Location: CoRE 401, Rutgers^K
Time: 1:00pm (lunch will be served)
Date: April 21, 1999^K


DIMACS Tutorial Series: Selected Topics in Large Scale Discrete Optimization
Speaker: Bruno Simeone, La Sapienza University, Italy
Title: Optimal Connected Partitions of Graphs: Shifting algorithms for tree partitioning and the Aboveness Property
Location: CoRE, Room 431, Rutgers
Time: 3:00pm
Date: April 21, 1999
http://rutcor.rutgers.edu/~boros/LSDO/LSDO-tutorials.html


DIMACS Discrete Math-Theory of Computing Seminar Series
Speaker: Michael Fredman, Rutgers University
Title: Self-adjusting priority queues
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Date: April 20, 1999


Princeton Discrete Math Seminar
Speaker: Shahriar Mokhtari-Sharghi, Long Island University
Title: Cheeger's Inequality for infinite graphs
Location: Fine Hall 214, Princeton
Time: 1:30pm
Date: April 15, 1999


DIMACS Tutorial Series: Selected Topics in Large Scale Discrete Optimization
Speaker: Bruno Simeone, La Sapienza University, Italy
Title: Optimal Connected Partitions of Graphs: Exact and approximate greedy algorithms for tree equipartition problems
Location: CoRE, Room 431, Rutgers
Time: 3:00pm
Date: April 15, 1999
http://rutcor.rutgers.edu/~boros/LSDO/LSDO-tutorials.html


DIMACS Special Year on Large Scale Discrete Optimization Distinguished Lecture Series
Speaker: Marek Karpinski, University of Bonn
Title: Approximating Dense Instances of NP-Hard Optimization Problems: A Taxonomy of Dense Optimization
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 3:00pm
Date: April 14, 1999


DIMACS Graduate Student Organization: COmbinatorics, Complexity, Optimization and Algorithms (COCOA) Seminar Series
Speaker: Cliff Smyth, Rutgers University
Title: Butterflies and Rudich's Conjecture
Location: CoRE 401, Rutgers
Time: 1:00pm (lunch will be served)
Date: April 14, 1999


DIMACS Distinguished Lecture Series
Speaker: Timothy Gowers, University of Cambridge
Title: Arithmetic progressions of length three
Location: CoRE 1st floor lecture hall, Rutgers
Time: 3:00 - 4:00pm
Date: April 13, 1999


DIMACS Discrete Math-Theory of Computing Seminar Series
Speaker: Timothy Gowers, University of Cambridge
Title: Arithmetic progressions of length four
Location: CoRE 1st floor lecture hall, Rutgers
Time: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Date: April 13, 1999


DIMACS Tutorial Series: Selected Topics in Large Scale Discrete Optimization
Speaker: Bruno Simeone, La Sapienza University, Italy
Title: Optimal Connected Partitions of Graphs: Efficient path equipartition - trimming the dynamic programming network
Location: CoRE, Room 431, Rutgers
Time: refreshments will be served at 2:30pm, tutorial begins at 3:00pm
Date: April 9, 1999
http://rutcor.rutgers.edu/~boros/LSDO/LSDO-tutorials.html


DIMACS Special Year on Mathematical Support for Molecular Biology Seminar Series
Speaker: Bernard D. Coleman, Rutgers University
Title: On supercoiled DNA configurations
Location: CoRE, Room 431, Rutgers
Time: 2:00pm
Date: April 8, 1999


Princeton Discrete Math Seminar
Speaker: Andrew Odlyzko, AT&T Labs
Title: Asymptotics of set partitions and the failure and indirect success of analytic methods
Location: Fine Hall 214, Princeton
Time: 1:30pm
Date: April 8, 1999


Princeton - DIMACS Theory Seminar (theory lunch)
Speaker: Ravi Kannan, Yale University
Title: Searching the web armed with linear algebra
Location: Computer Science Building, Room 402, 35 Olden Street, Princeton
Time: lunch will be served at 11:45am; talk begins at 12:05pm
Date: April 8, 1999


DIMACS Special Year on Large Scale Discrete Optimization Distinguished Lecture Series
Speaker: Egon Balas, Carnegie Mellon University
Title: On the Aysmmetric Traveling Salesman Polytope
Location: CoRE, 1st floor lecture hall, Rutgers
Time: 4:00pm
Date: April 7, 1999


DIMACS Graduate Student Organization: COmbinatorics, Complexity, Optimization and Algorithms (COCOA) Seminar Series
Speaker: Stefan H. Schmieta, Rutgers University
Title: Jordan Algebras and Optimization over Symmetric Cones
Location: CoRE 401, Rutgers
Time: 1:00pm (lunch will be served)
Date: April 7, 1999


DIMACS Discrete Math-Theory of Computing Seminar Series
Speaker: Joseph Kilian, NEC Research Institute
Title: Semirandom Graph Problems
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 4:30pm
Date: April 6, 1999


Princeton Discrete Math Seminar
Speaker: Mario Szegedy, AT&T Labs
Title: Efficient testing of large graphs
Location: Fine Hall 214, Princeton
Time: 1:30pm
Date: April 1, 1999


Princeton - DIMACS Theory Seminar (theory lunch)
Speaker: Kevin Wayne, Princeton University
Title: Generalized Min Cost Flow
Location: Computer Science Building, Room 402, 35 Olden Street, Princeton
Time: lunch will be served at 11:45am; talk begins at 12:05pm
Date: April 1, 1999


DIMACS Discrete Math-Theory of Computing Seminar Series
Speaker: Mike Saks, Rutgers University
Title: Faster algorithms for k-CNF satisfiability
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 4:30pm
Date: March 30, 1999


Princeton Discrete Math Seminar
Speaker: John Conway, Princeton University
Title: The remarkable mathematics of some simple number-recreations
Location: Fine Hall 214, Princeton
Time: 1:30pm
Date: March 25, 1999


DIMACS Discrete Math-Theory of Computing Seminar Series
Speaker: Jan Kratochvil, Charles University - Prague
Title: Graph Covers and the Channel Assignment Problem
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 4:30pm
Date: March 23, 1999


Princeton Discrete Math Seminar
Speaker: Jan Kratochvil, Charles University, Prague
Title: Chooseability with separation
Location: Fine Hall 214, Princeton
Time: 1:30pm
Date: March 18, 1999


Princeton Discrete Math Seminar
Speaker: Matt Devos, Princeton University
Title: Chooseability for Ax=y
Location: Fine Hall 214, Princeton
Time: 1:30pm
Date: March 11, 1999


DIMACS Special Year on Mathematical Support for Molecular Biology Seminar Series
Speaker: Stephen J. Freeland, Princeton University
Title: Has natural selection shaped the genetic code?
Location: CoRE, Room 431, Rutgers
Time: 2:00pm
Date: March 11, 1999


DIMACS Seminar
Speaker: Geza Toth, MIT
Title: Geometric graphs with few disjoint edges
Location: CoRE, Room 431, Rutgers
Time: 1:30 - 2:30pm
Date: March 10, 1999


DIMACS Discrete Math-Theory of Computing Seminar Series
Speaker: Mordecai Golin, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Title: Divide-and-Conquer Recurrences for Geometric Random Variables with Applications to
Minimum Weight Triangulations
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 4:30pm
Date: March 9, 1999


DIMACS Special Year on Mathematical Support for Molecular Biology Seminar Series
Speaker: Bud Mishra, New York University
Title: NYU Computational Optical Mapping Project
Location: CoRE, Room 431, Rutgers
Time: 2:00pm
Date: March 4, 1999


Princeton Discrete Math Seminar
Speaker: Endre Szemeredi, Rutgers University
Title: A hypergraph version of Dirac's theorem
Location: Fine Hall 214, Princeton
Time: 1:30pm
Date: March 4, 1999


Princeton - DIMACS Theory Seminar (theory lunch)
Speaker: Jon Kleinberg, Cornell University
Title: Nearest-Neighbor Search in High Dimensions
Location: Computer Science Building, Room 402, 35 Olden Street, Princeton
Time: lunch will be served at 11:45am; talk begins at 12:05pm
Date: March 2, 1999


DIMACS Discrete Math-Theory of Computing Seminar Series
Speaker: Dorit Aharanov, DIMACS, Rutgers University
Title: Fault Tolerant Quantum Computation
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 4:30pm
Date: March 2, 1999


DIMACS Special Year on Mathematical Support for Molecular Biology Seminar Series
Speaker: Craig Nevill-Manning, Rutgers University
Title: Protein is incompressible
Location: CoRE, Room 431, Rutgers
Time: 2:00pm
Date: February 25, 1999


Princeton Discrete Math Seminar
Speaker: Van Vu, IAS
Title: On some new applications of the semi-random (or nibble) method
Location: Fine Hall 214, Princeton
Time: 1:30pm
Date: February 25, 1999


DIMACS Discrete Math-Theory of Computing Seminar Series
Speaker: Jozsef Beck, Rutgers University
Title: Anti-Ramsey Theorems
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 4:30pm
Date: February 23, 1999


Princeton - DIMACS Theory Seminar (theory lunch)
Speaker: Mikkel Thorup, AT&T Labs - Research
Title: Fully-dynamic Graph Algorithms
Location: Computer Science Building, Room 402, 35 Olden Street, Princeton
Time: lunch will be served at 11:45am; talk begins at 12:05pm
Date: February 19, 1999


Princeton Discrete Math Seminar
Ehud Friedgut, IAS
Title: On the number of permutations avoiding a given pattern
Location: Fine Hall 214, Princeton
Time: 1:30pm
Date: February 18, 1999


DIMACS Special Year on Large Scale Discrete Optimization Distinguished Lecturer Series
Speaker: Leonard Schulman, Georgia Tech
Title: Clustering for Edge-Weight Minimization
Location: CoRE, Room 431, Rutgers
Time: 3:00pm
Date: February 18, 1999


DIMACS Special Year on Mathematical Support for Molecular Biology Seminar Series
Speaker: S. Rackovsky, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Title: Codes and Signals in Proteins
Location: CoRE, Room 431, Rutgers
Time: 2:00pm
Date: February 17, 1999


DIMACS Special Year on Networks Seminar Series
Speaker: Fabian Chudak, IBM Watson Research Center
Title: Improved approximation algorithms for capacitated facility location problems
Location: CoRE, Room 431, Rutgers
Time: 2:30pm
Date: February 16, 1999


DIMACS Discrete Math-Theory of Computing Seminar Series
Meir Katchalski, The Technion
Title: Common Transversals for planar families of convex sets
Location: CoRE 431, Rutgers
Time: 4:30pm
Date: February 16, 1999


Princeton - DIMACS Theory Seminar (theory lunch)
Speaker: Dan Spielman, MIT
Title: Spectral Partitioning Works: Planar graphs and finite element meshes
Location: Computer Science Building, Room 402, 35 Olden Street, Princeton
Time: lunch will be served at 11:45am; talk begins at 12:05pm
Date: February 12, 1999


DIMACS Special Year on Mathematical Support for Molecular Biology Seminar Series
Speaker: A.V. Finkelstein
Title: 3D Protein Folds: How Homologs Can Help to Predict the Unpredictable
Location: CoRE, Room 431, Rutgers
Time: 4:00pm
Date: February 10, 1999


DIMACS Discrete Math-Theory of Computing Seminar Series
Speaker: Aravind Srinivasan, Bell Laboratories
Title: Improved bounds and algorithms for hypergraph two-coloring
Location: CoRE A (3rd floor of CoRE, under DIMACS lounge), Rutgers
Time: 4:30pm
Date: February 9, 1999


DIMACS Special Year on Massive Data Sets Seminar Series
Speaker: Vadim Mottl, Tula State University, Russia
Title: Massive data set analysis in seismic explorations for oil and gas within crystalline basement interval
Location: CoRE, Room 431, Rutgers
Time: 2:50pm
Date: February 5, 1999


DIMACS Special Year on Mathematical Support for Molecular Biology Seminar Series
Speaker: Joe Naus, Rutgers University
Title: Multiple sequence scan statistics with applications to molecular biology
Location: CoRE, Room 431, Rutgers
Time: 2:00pm
Date: February 4, 1999


DIMACS Discrete Math-Theory of Computing Seminar Series
Speaker: Vashek Chvatal, Rutgers University
Title: Sylvester's conjecture in metric spaces
Location: CoRE, Room 431, Rutgers
Time: 4:30pm (* PLEASE NOTE NEW TIME)
Date: February 2, 1999


DIMACS Discrete Math-Theory of Computing Seminar Series
Speaker: Alex Samorodnitsky, DIMACS
Title: Orthogonal polynomials and approximate inclusion-exclusion
Location: CoRE, Room 431, Rutgers
Time: 2:50 - 4:10 pm
Date: January 26, 1999


Princeton Discrete Math Seminar
Speaker: Endre Szemeredi, Rutgers University
Title: A hypergraph version of DIRAC's theorem
Location: Fine Hall 214, Princeton
Time: 1:30pm
Date: December 17, 1998


DIMACS Special Year on Large Scale Discrete Optimization: Tutorial Series
Speaker: George Nemhauser, Georgia Tech
Title: Progress in Linear Programming Based Branch-and-Bound: Modeling and Methodology
Location: CoRE, Room 431, Rutgers
Time: 10:30am-12:00pm
Date: December 10, 1998


Princeton Discrete Math Seminar
Speaker: Peter Winkler, Bell Labs
Title: Percolation and Collision
Location: Fine Hall 214, Princeton
Time: 1:30pm
Date: December 10, 1998


DIMACS Special Year on Large Scale Discrete Optimization: Tutorial Series
Speaker: George Nemhauser, Georgia Tech
Title: Progress in Linear Programming Based Branch-and-Bound: Modeling and Methodology
Location: CoRE, Room 431, Rutgers
Time: 5:00-6:30pm
Date: December 9, 1998


DIMACS Special Year on Large Scale Discrete Optimization: Distinguished Lecturer Series
Speaker: Noga Alon, IAS and Tel Aviv University
Title: Efficient testing of large graphs
Location: CoRE, First Floor Auditorium, Rutgers
Time: 3:00pm
Date: December 8, 1998


DIMACS Special Year on Molecular Biology Seminar
Speaker: Mikhail A. Roytberg, Russian Academy of Sciences
Title: Combinatorial problems in molecular biology: sequence alignment and gene recognition
Location: CoRE, Room 431, Rutgers
Time: 1:00pm
Dates: December 8, 1998


DIMACS Special Year on Large Scale Discrete Optimization: Distinguished Lecturer Series
Speaker: Eva Tardos, Cornell University
Title: An approximation algorithm for the k-median problem, and other clustering problems
Location: CoRE, First Floor Auditorium, Rutgers
Time: 3:00pm
Date: December 3, 1998


Princeton Discrete Math Seminar
Speaker: Daniel Huson, Princeton University
Title: Enumerating Periodic Three-Dimensional Tilings
Location: Fine Hall 214, Princeton
Time: 1:30pm
Date: December 3, 1998


DIMACS Discrete Math-Theory of Computing Seminar
Speakers: Bernardo Abrego and Silvia Fernandez, Rutgers University
Title: On the Maximum number of Equilateral Triangles
Location: CoRE, Room 431, Rutgers
Time: 2:50 - 4:10pm
Dates: December 1, 1998


DIMACS Discrete Math-Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Simon Litsyn, DIMACS and Tel Aviv University
Title: Counting Polynomials With Restricted Coefficients
Location: CoRE, Room 431, Rutgers
Time: 2:50 - 4:10pm
Dates: November 24, 1998


Princeton Discrete Math Seminar
Speaker: Noga Alon, IAS and Tel Aviv University
Title: MAXCUT in triangle-free graphs
Location: Fine Hall 214, Princeton
Time: 1:30pm
Date: November 19, 1998


DIMACS Mixer Series
Location: AT&T Labs - Research, Florham Park
Date: November 17, 1998
Related to: Special Program
http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/Events/1998/Titles/mix3.html


Princeton Discrete Math Seminar
Speaker: Alexander Barg, Bell Laboratories
Title: Lower bounds on code invariants
Location: Fine Hall 214, Princeton
Time: 1:30pm
Date: November 12, 1998


DIMACS Discrete Math-Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Peter Winkler, Bell Laboratories
Title: Percolation and Collision
Location: CoRE, Room 431, Rutgers
Time: 2:50 - 4:10pm
Dates: November 10, 1998


DIMACS Discrete Math-Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Magnus M. Halldorsson, University of Iceland
Title: Sum Multi-Coloring of Graphs
Location: CoRE, Room 431, Rutgers
Time: 2:50 - 4:10pm
Dates: November 3, 1998


DIMACS Tutorial Series: Selected Topics in Large Scale Discrete Optimization
Speaker: Paolo Toth, Deis, University of Bologna, Italy
Title: Models and Algorithms for Railway Crew Management
Location: CoRE, Room 431, Rutgers
Time: 1:00 - 3:00pm
Date: October 30, 1998
http://rutcor.rutgers.edu/~boros/LSDO/LSDO-tutorials.html


Princeton Discrete Math Seminar
Speaker: Herb Wilf, University of Pennsylvania
Title: A family of combinatorial determinants
Location: Fine Hall 214, Princeton
Time: 1:30pm
Date: October 29, 1998


DIMACS Discrete Math-Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Luca Trevisan, Rutgers University
Title: Constructions of Near-Optimal Extractors Using Pseudo-Random Generators
Location: CoRE, Room 431, Rutgers
Time: 2:50 - 4:10pm
Dates: October 27, 1998


Princeton Discrete Math Seminar
Speaker: Miklos Simonovits, Mathematical Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Title: Geometric Algorithms and Random Walks
Location: Fine Hall 214, Princeton
Time: 1:30pm
Date: October 22, 1998


DIMACS Special Year on Molecular Biology Seminar
Speaker: Christian Pedersen, BRICS, University of Aarhus
Title: Comparison of Coding DNA
Location: CoRE, Room 431, Rutgers
Time: 1:00pm
Dates: October 20, 1998


DIMACS Discrete Math-Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Miklos Simonovits, Mathematical Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Title: How to Solve a Turan extremal Graph Problem
Location: CoRE, Room 431, Rutgers
Time: 2:50 - 4:10pm
Dates: October 20, 1998


Princeton Discrete Math Seminar
Speaker: Benny Sudakov, Tel Aviv University
Location: Fine Hall 214, Princeton
Time: 1:30pm
Date: October 15, 1998


DIMACS Discrete Math-Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Benny Sudakov, DIMACS
Location: CoRE, Room 431, Rutgers
Time: 2:50 - 4:10pm
Dates: October 13, 1998


Princeton Discrete Math Seminar/Statistical Mechanics Seminar
Speaker: Alan Sokal, New York University
Location: Jadwin Hall A09, Princeton
Time: 2:00pm
Date: October 9, 1998


DIMACS Mixer Series
Location: NEC Research Instititute, Princeton
Dates: October 2, 1998
Related to: Special Program
http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/Events/1998/Titles/mix2.html


Princeton Discrete Math Seminar
Speaker: Ron Aharoni, Technion
Location: Fine Hall 214, Princeton
Time: 1:30pm
Dates: October 1, 1998


DIMACS Discrete Math-Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Ron Aharoni, The Technion
Location: CoRE, Room 431, Rutgers
Time: 2:50 - 4:10pm
Dates: September 29, 1998


Princeton Discrete Math Seminar
Speaker: Neil Sloane, AT&T Labs
Location: Fine Hall 214, Princeton
Dates: September 24, 1998


DIMACS Discrete Math-Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Mario Szegedy, AT&T Research
Location: CoRE, Room 431, Rutgers
Dates: September 22, 1998


DIMACS Mixer Series
Location: Piscataway - CoRE
Dates: September 18, 1998
Related to: Special Program
http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/Events/1998/Titles/mix1.html


DIMACS Discrete Math-Theory of Computing Seminar
Speaker: Avi Widgerson, Hebrew University and IAS
Location: Piscataway - Hill Center, Room 705
Dates: September 15, 1998


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