Fast Subset Convolution for Exact Exponential Algorithms

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Friday, 10 February 2017, 16:00 to 17:30

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I will present a technique know as fast subset convolution for Exact Exponential Algorithms. We will see how this technique immediately gives algorithms for a bunch of coloring and covering problems on graphs, and in particular solves the problem of finding the chromatic number of a graph in O*(2^n) time, which was open till 2006. (Björklund and Husfeldt, FOCS 2006)