Approaches to Network Design (NEWNET)
ERC Starting Grant 279352
pervade every aspect of nowadays life. This is one of the reasons
why their design, management, and analysis is one of the most
active areas of theoretical and empirical research in Computer
Science and Operations Research. The main goal of this project is
to increase our theoretical understanding of networks, with a
special focus on faster exact/parametrized algorithms and more
accurate polynomial-time approximation algorithms for NP-hard
network problems. We will consider classic, challenging open
problems in the literature, as well as new, exciting problems
arising from the applications. These problems will be addressed
with the most advanced algorithmic and analytical tools. A second,
ambitious goal of this project is to stimulate the interaction and
cross-fertilization between parametrized/exact and approximation
The project focuses on (but is not limited to) the following three main research areas:
The project started on January 2012, and will end on December 2016. The total funding is about 1.1 million euros.
|There is a
vacant PostDoc position, for up to 3 years. The
gross salary is approximately 75.000 CHF per year (taxes around
20%-25%). No teaching duties. Generous travel support. Here
you can find the formal call. Please, e-mail all the required
documents also to:
For any question, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
project currently supports two Ph.D. students: Salvatore Ingala
and Sumedha Gupta. There are no other available Ph.D. positions
at the moment.
|Dr. Marek Cygan, February 2012-October 2012.|
Laekhanukit, July 2012-September 2012.
|Dr. Andreas Wiese, May 2012.|
|Dr. Danny Hermelin, May 2012.|
Telikepalli, May 2012.
|Dr. Martin Gross, November 2012.|
|Prof. Vincenzo Bonifaci, January 2013.|
|Prof. Yuval Rabani, February 2013.|
|Prof. Zeev Nutov, March 2013.|
|Prof. Matthias Englert, April 2013.|
|Dr. Parinya Chalermsook, May 2013.|
covering with our eyes closed. F. Grandoni, A. Gupta, S. Leonardi,
P. Miettinen, P. Sakowski, M. Singh. To appear in SIAM Journal on
|Constant integrality gap LP formulations of unsplittable flow on a path. A. Anagnostopoulos, F. Grandoni, S. Leonardi, and A. Wiese. In IPCO, 2013.|
|Steiner tree approximation via iterative randomized rounding. J. Byrka, F. Grandoni, T. Rothvoß, L. Sanità. In Journal of the ACM, 2013.|
|Tight kernel bounds for problems on graphs with small degeneracy (extended abstract). M. Cygan, F. Grandoni, D. Hermelin. In ESA, 2013.|
|The hypermatching assignment problem. M. Cygan, F. Grandoni, M. Matrolilli. How to Sell Hyperedges. In SODA, 2013.|
|On pairwise spanners. M. Cygan, F. Grandoni, and K. Telikepalli. In STACS, 2013.|
|Known algorithms for
edge clique cover are probably optimal. M.
Pilipczuk, and M.
Pilipczuk. In SODA, 2013.
revisited: Tight approximation hardness of induced matching,
poset dimension, and more. P.
Chalermsook, B. Laekhanukit, D. Nanongkai. In SODA, 2013.
|Directed subset feedback vertex set is fixed-parameter tractable. R. Chitnis, M. Cygan, M. Hajiaghayi, and D. Marx. In ICALP, 2012.|
algorithms for cut problems using randomized contractions. R.
Chitnis, M. Cygan, M. Hajiaghayi, M. Pilipczuk, and M.
Pilipczuk. In FOCS, 2012.
parameterized connected vertex cover. M.
Cygan. In SWAT, 2012. Best
student paper award.
applications of Baur-Strassen's theorem. M.
Cygan, H. N. Gabow, and P. Sankowski. In FOCS, 2012.
theorem with applications to pricing and covering on trees. M.
Cygan, F. Grandoni, S. Leonardi, M. Pilipczuk, and P. Sakowski.
In ESA, 2012.
|LP rounding for
k-centers with non-uniform hard capacities. M.
Cygan, M. Hajiaghayi, and S. Khuller.
In FOCS, 2012.
Cygan, G. Kortsarz, and Z. Nutov. In
|Clique cover and graph separation: New incompressibility results. M. Cygan, S. Kratsch, M. Pilipczuk, M. Pilipczuk, and M. Wahlstrom. In ICALP, 2012.|
|On group feedback vertex set parameterized by the size of the cutset. M. Cygan, M. Pilipczuk, and M.Pilipczuk. In WG, 2012. Best student paper award.|
|Sitting closer to
friends than enemies, revised.
Cygan, M. Pilipczuk, M. Pilipczuk, and J. O. Wojtaszczyk. In
sensitivity oracles via fast single-source replacement paths. F.
Grandoni and V. Vassilevska Williams. In FOCS, 2012.
|On min-power Steiner
Grandoni. In ESA, 2012.
second welfare theorems. B.
Laekhanukit, G. Naves, A. Vetta. In WINE, 2012.
|A rounding by sampling approach to the minimum size k-arc connected subgraph problem. B. Laekhanukit, S. Oveis Gharan, M. Singh. In ICALP, 2012.|
|Routing regardless of
network stability. B.
Laekhanukit, A. Vetta, G. Wilfong. In ESA, 2012.