DIKU Bits: Climbing Steiner Trees – University of Copenhagen

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DIKU Bits: Climbing Steiner Trees

Speaker

Pawel Winter, Professor and Head of the APL section

Abstract

I have been working on Steiner trees on and off for the last 35 years. It all started with an accidentally chosen master thesis topic, and gradually led me through many variants of this problem. I had to dive into graph theory, data structures, integer programming, computational geometry, kinetic data structures, and applications in network design, routing and molecular biology. I will try to share with you some highlights and also some disappointments which I encountered over the years. Perhaps there will be someone in the audience that will become as fascinated by these still far from fully solved problems as I did for many years ago and still am.

The talk will be conducted in English


DIKU Bits: A new lecture series at DIKU

In this new lecture series you can get a closer look at the research conducted at DIKU, be motivated you to follow your interest in computer science and be inspired when choosing a subject for your bachelors project. The lectures are addressed to DIKU bachelor students - however, everyone is welcome. Find more information about DIKU Bits in Danish / in English.