SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES
|April 20, 2014|
Discrete and Computational Geometry is a field where one studies
the interplay between geometric properties of discrete structures
and the computational problems related to these discrete structures.
The field has applications to all areas that touch geometric computing.
Application areas are as diverse as protein-folding, wireless networks,
facility location, statistical analysis or robot motion planning
to name a few. Abstracting and studying the geometry problems that
underlie important applications of computing leads not only to new
mathematical results, but also to improvements in these application
areas. Therein lies the benefits of studying this interplay.
This workshop is a follow-up to the workshop on this topic supported
by Fields held
in May 2009. The main focus of the current workshop is in the
design and analysis of algorithms and data structures to solve problems
on geometric structures.
Format:There will be two lectures per d ay 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.