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: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrgSwDN9zoYlP_UFuOSynmg
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.
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). #CreativeCommons #CC
I am deeply honored by the ERC's decision to fund my project "Dynamic Algorithms Against Strong Adversaries" (DynASoAr) with a Starting Grant. #ERCStG
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.
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 https://informatik.uni-salzburg.at/de/studium/ifa
I would like to thank my colleagues Bernhard Collini-Nocker and Christoph Kirsch who helped me with the design of this curriculum.