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**Abstract:** In this talk we shall see three very different areas of applications of combinatorics in mathematics and computer science, illustrating different flavours of combinatorial reasoning.

Kunal Dutta

Friday, 20 July 2018, 14:00 to 15:00

**Abstract:** In this talk we shall see three very different areas of applications of combinatorics in mathematics and computer science, illustrating different flavours of combinatorial reasoning.

Andrew Heunis

Tuesday, 24 July 2018, 16:00 to 17:00

We address a problem of stochastic optimal control motivated by portfolio optimization in mathematical finance, the goal of which is to minimize the expected value of a general quadratic loss function of the wealth at close of trade when there is

Madhu Sudan

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 14:00 to 15:00

I will describe a recent approach to designing codes that correct for "editing" errors - i.e., where an adversary is allowed to delete some of the symbols in a string being transmitted and insert new symbols. The classical Hamming model of errors

Abhik Ray

Friday, 6 July 2018, 14:30 to 15:30

Even though classical computers have evolved immensely in the past decades, there remain problems that we can never imagine solving on a classical computer in reasonable time.

Amey Bhangale

Tuesday, 3 July 2018, 14:00 to 15:00

A k-uniform hypergraph is defined to be q-rainbow colorable (q\leq k) if there exists a coloring of the vertex set with q colors such that every hyperedge contains all the q colors.

Mrinal Kumar

Wednesday, 27 June 2018, 14:00 to 15:00

A well known fact is that there are polynomials of degree 2 (for instance, inner product, or elementary symmetric polynomials of degree 2), such that any representation of these as a sum of product of affine forms requires Omega(n) summands, where

Pritam Bhattacharya

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 14:00 to 15:00

The art gallery problem deals with determining the minimum number of guards (or cameras) that are sufficient to cover or see every point in the interior of an art gallery, assuming that the guards have 360° visibility and can see an unbounded dist

Vishwas Bhargava

Monday, 28 May 2018, 16:00 to 17:00

We study the problem of deterministic factorization of sparse polynomials.

Arindam Khan

Thursday, 26 April 2018, 10:00 to 11:00

Multidimensional packing problems find numerous applications in robotics, cloud computing, smart-grids and many other scheduling and resource allocation problems.

Atreyee Kundu

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 11:30 to 12:30

Switched systems find wide applications in power systems and power electronics, automotive control, aircraft and air traffic control, network and congestion control, etc.