TetFest60: Probabilistic Trajectories in Algorithms and Combinatorics

Georgia Tech will host a 2-day workshop (September 9-10) on the rich interplay between randomness, algorithms, and discrete mathematics with a view towards both the history of how these topics came together and flourished and exciting future directions and challenges. The workshop will take place just before the RANDOM-APPROX conference (September 11-13, hosted by Georgia Tech), and we expect many participants to attend both events.

The occasion of the workshop is a reflection on the remarkable career of Prasad Tetali, currently Head of Mathematical Sciences at Carnegie Mellon and formerly professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Georgia Tech. The workshop will highlight this by focusing on the many research directions influenced by Tetali‚Äôs career. Confirmed speakers include researchers in Algorithms, Combinatorics and Probability, with all speakers crossing these boundaries.

Registration Deadline – August 31

Saturday, September 9

Location: Klaus 1116

Time Session
1:50-2:00 Opening remarks
2:00-2:40 Noga Alon (Princeton)
2:50-3:30 Sergey Bobkov (Minnesota)
4:00-4:40 Christian Borgs (Berkeley)
4:50-5:30 Will Perkins (Georgia Tech)
7:00 Dinner

Sunday September 10

Location: Klaus 1116

Time Session
9:30- 10:10 Mark Jerrum (Queen Mary)
10:20-11:00 David Galvin (Notre Dame)
11:15-12:15 Special Session
12:15-2:00 Lunch
2:00-2:40 Dhruv Mubayi (University of Illinois Chicago)
2:50-3:30 Jinyoung Park (New York University)
4:00-4:40 Dana Randall (Georgia Tech)
4:50-5:30 Joel Spencer (New York University)

Local Organizers

Supported in part by
the National Science Foundation and by the Schools of Mathematics, Computer Science, and ISyE at Georgia Tech