Department of Computer Science | Institute of Theoretical Computer Science | CADMO

Theory of Combinatorial Algorithms

Prof. Emo Welzl and Prof. Bernd Gärtner

Mittagsseminar (in cooperation with M. Ghaffari, A. Steger and B. Sudakov)

Mittagsseminar Talk Information

Date and Time: Wednesday, November 24, 2004, 12:15 pm

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Speaker: Yoshio Okamoto

Brief introduction to the submodular function minimization problem (Part II)

Submodular functions play a fundamental role in combinatorial optimization, and also appear in seemingly unrelated areas such as information theory and game theory. Finding a set minimizing the value of a given submodular function is the most basic problem around submodular functions. In this talk, we will see the most basic ideas of some existing algorithms to minimize a submodular function. The talk is directed to a non-specialist of combinatorial optimization; It just assumes basic stuffs in discrete math.

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