April 23, 2014

Fields Institute Workshop on Discrete andComputational Geometry

May 04-08, 2009
Econiche Conference Center, Gatineau

Organizers: Prosenjit Bose, Anil Maheshwari, Pat Morin and Michiel Smid (Carleton University).  

This will be a a five-day workshop in the area of Discrete and Computational Geometry. The main focus of the workshop is in the design and analysis of algorithms and data structures to solve problems on geometric structures. In particular, we wish to study geometric optimization problems. The goal of the workshop is to bring together top researchers in the field both from Canada and abroad to Carleton in order to foster collaboration as well as expose students to important problems in this growing field. We expect that this workshop will help establish and strengthen research ties among researchers from Canada and abroad as well as attract top graduate/post-doctorate students to Canada (and Carleton in particular).

We intend to invite 10 speakers to each give a one-hour lecture. There will be two lectures per day held in the morning of each of the five days. The lectures will be of a survey/tutorial nature offering a state-of-the-art view of important topics in the field and related areas of mathematics with applications to geometric algorithms. An emphasis will be placed on highlighting the main techniques in a given area as well as outlining some of the important open problems in the area. The afternoons will be dedicated to discussions on these open problems. The aim is to expose graduate students and established researchers to these emerging techniques and engage them in active research to try to solve some of the proposed open problems.

Invited Speakers

Glencora Borradaile, U of Waterloo
Prosenjit Bose, Carleton University
Sebastien Collette, Universite Libre de Bruxelles
Mirela Damian, Villanova University
Erik Demaine, MIT
Stephane Durocher, University of Manitoba
Mohammad Farshi, Yazd University
Matthew Katz, Ben-Gurion University
David Kirkpatrick, UBC (to be confirmed )
Stefan Langerman, Fonds national de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS)
Anna Lubiw, U of Waterloo
Michiel Smid, Carleton University