Sebastian Forster
forster@mathstodon.xyz

Lots of stuff going on these days: (1) My teaching has started ("Advanced Algorithms and Data Structures" and "Problem Solving and Algorithmic Thinking") (2) Tijn de Vos has started as a PhD student in our group (Welcome, Tijn!) (3) DISC is happening this afternoon; the videos are already online and late registrations are still possible: youtube.com/channel/UCrgSwDN9z

October 12, 2020
Sebastian Forster
forster@mathstodon.xyz

Our paper "Dynamic Maintenance of Low-Stretch Probabilistic Tree Embeddings with Applications" was accepted to SODA '21. Joint work with Gramoz Goranci and Monika Henzinger.

arxiv.org/abs/2004.10319

September 30, 2020
Sebastian Forster
forster@mathstodon.xyz

I've slightly revised my slides for last semester's course on distributed algorithms in German and now I'm making them available under a Creative Commons license (including TeX sources and graphics).

avs.cs.sbg.ac.at/

September 29, 2020
Sebastian Forster
forster@mathstodon.xyz

I am deeply honored by the ERC's decision to fund my project "Dynamic Algorithms Against Strong Adversaries" (DynASoAr) with a Starting Grant.

September 03, 2020
Sebastian Forster
forster@mathstodon.xyz

ESA 2020 (European Symposium on Algorithms) will take place next week. As usual, ESA is part of ALGO and takes place with other conferences and workshops as well.

Registration is free, but mandatory. Registration deadline: September 5.

algo2020.di.unipi.it/

September 02, 2020
Sebastian Forster
forster@mathstodon.xyz

Our department is now offering a mini-curriculum that gives non-CS students the opportunity to gain computer science competences. We're opening some of our courses to all students at University of Salzburg. The official name is "Studienergänzung Informatikkompetenz für alle", see informatik.uni-salzburg.at/de/

I would like to thank my colleagues Bernhard Collini-Nocker and Christoph Kirsch who helped me with the design of this curriculum.

August 31, 2020
Sebastian Forster
forster@mathstodon.xyz

HALG 2020 (Highlights of Algorithms) will take place in 10 days, i.e., Aug 31 - Sep 2. The program consists of survey talks, regular talks, and short spotlight talks - all online. Registration is free, but mandatory.

highlightsofalgorithms.org/

August 21, 2020