263-4203-00L  Geometry: Combinatorics and Algorithms

SemesterSpring Semester 2016
LecturersB. Gärtner, M. Hoffmann, E. Welzl
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish

AbstractThis seminar is held once a year and complements the course Geometry: Combinatorics & Algorithms. Students of the seminar will present original research papers, some classic and some of them very recent. The seminar is a good preparation for a master, diploma, or semester thesis in the area.
ObjectiveEach student is expected to read, understand, and elaborate on a selected research paper. To this end, (s)he should give a 45-min. presentation about the paper. The process includes

* getting an overview of the related literature;
* understanding and working out the background/motivation:
why and where are the questions addressed relevant?
* understanding the contents of the paper in all details;
* selecting parts suitable for the presentation;
* presenting the selected parts in such a way that an audience
with some basic background in geometry and graph theory can easily understand and appreciate it.
Prerequisites / NoticeTo attend the seminar, some knowledge in (discrete and computational) geometry and graphs and algorithms is required. Thus, previous participation in the course "Geometry: Combinatorics & Algorithms" or a comparable course is strongly encouraged.