Tuesday, March 15, 2016

[DMANET] Sao Paulo School on Algorithms, Combinatorics and Optimization (2nd call)

SECOND CALL: São Paulo School of Advanced Science on Algorithms,
Combinatorics and Optimization, July 2016, Brazil

The São Paulo School of Advanced Science on Algorithms, Combinatorics
and Optimization (SPSAS ACO) will be held from 18 to 29 July 2016, at
the University of São Paulo, Brazil.

The school is aimed at Master's students, PhD students, and young
researchers. Exceptional undergraduate students may also qualify.


- Robert Kleinberg (Cornell), Combinatorial stochastic search and

- Yoshiharu Kohayakawa (USP), The regularity method and blow-up lemmas
for sparse graphs

- Alexandr Kostochka (UIUC), Coloring sparse graphs with few colors

- Daniel Král' (Warwick), Graph limits and their applications in
extremal combinatorics

- Cláudio L. Lucchesi (UFMS), The perfect matching polytope, solid
bricks and the perfect matching lattice

- Flávio K. Miyazawa (UNICAMP) and Fernando Mário de Oliveira Filho
(USP), Geometric packing

- Rob Morris (IMPA), The method of hypergraph containers

- Sinai Robins (USP), Harmonic analysis on polytopes and cones

- Levent Tunçel (Waterloo), Semidefinite programming techniques in
combinatorial optimization

- Eli Upfal (Brown), Sample complexity and uniform convergence

- David Williamson (Cornell), Recent progress in approximation
algorithms for the traveling salesman problem

Additionally, there will be a series of talks on advanced research
topics and participants will be invited to present their work in
poster sessions. The school will provide a congenial environment for
participant interaction.

Participants may choose the courses they will attend, but are expected
to stay for the whole duration of the school (arrival date: 17 July;
departure date: 30 July). We expect to have around 85 students and
young researchers.


The school expects to provide funding to most participants.
Participants that are successful in their funding application will
have their local expenses (including the early registration fee) fully
covered. Help towards travelling expenses will also be provided to
most participants.


An online application form is available at

Please use the form above to apply for funding. Funding applications
sent by 28 March 2016 will receive full consideration. Applicants
will be contacted in mid-April with information concerning their
acceptance. Information on the registration procedure and fee payment
will be available soon.


Please visit the pages of the school regularly:



The school is financed by the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP),
under the SPSAS program: http://espca.fapesp.br/home

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