ICERM Semester Program on "Network Science and Graph Algorithms"
Month: February 2014
Date: February 3--May 9
Name: ICERM Semester Program on "Network Science and Graph Algorithms"
Location: ICERM, Providence, Rhode Island.
The study of computational problems on graphs has long been a central area of research in computer science. However, recent years have seen qualitative changes in both the problems to be solved and the tools available to do so. Application areas such as computational biology, the Web, social networks, and machine learning give rise to large graphs and complex statistical questions that demand new algorithmic ideas and computational models. At the same time, techniques such as semidefinite programming and combinatorial preconditioners have been emerging for addressing these challenges. There will be four international conferences associated with this program, including an applications-oriented opening event.