# Doctoral seminar / Graduate students' reading seminar

**Thursday 9:50-12:10, S8**

During the Winter Semester 2023/2024, the seminar is organized by Robert Šámal and Pavel Valtr. Contact us (at samal@iuuk... or valtr@kam... ) if you have any question.

The participants of the seminar present papers of general interest from (discrete) mathematics and theoretical cs. The articles are selected by the seminar organizers in cooperation with the advisors of participating PhD students. Keep in mind that for preparing your presentation you may also need to take a look at a related paper (or papers).

For each paper there is a "mentor" available who will be glad to help you with understanding the paper and preparation of the talk. In particular, the mentor will meet with you one week before your presentation (typically on Thursday) to discuss the structure of your presentation with you, to tell you his/her comments on your handout (one- to two-page summary) and your slides (if applicable), and to answer any questions you may have. Before meeting the mentor, please send the draft of your handout by email to samal@iuuk... and valtr@kam... (and to the mentor, if it is none of the seminar organizers). The final version of your handout should be sent to samal@iuuk... and valtr@kam... the day before your presentation (on Wednesday). We will bring a physical copy for everyone.

As explained on the first seminar, the default is
to have two presentations during this academic year (one per semester) - a
**long presentation** and a
**short presentation**.

** Long presentation**:
The speaker's task is to read and understand the whole paper, then present
the main/most interesting parts of it.
Please do explain a motivation and "big picture" -- but don't stop there,
we want to see the proof, or at least part of it (and overview of the
other parts). The motivation and "big picture" should be explained in the
first ca. 30-40 minutes of the presentation. You may (but do
not have to) use slides for this initial part of the presentation.
During the meeting with the mentor, the speaker presents the first ca. 15
minutes
of the long presentation to the mentor.

**Short presentation**:
The speaker's task is to understand the results of the paper as well as
their connection
to the previous related results, conjectures etc., and also to get a rough
idea
how the proofs of the main results go.
A short presentation is with slides and of duration 30 minutes. The idea
is to prepare
a conference/workshop-type presentation.
Please explain the results of the paper, related previous results, their
motivation and a "big picture".
It may be also suitable to include a quick outline of some of the proofs.

**A summary of (some of) the proposed articles is available at a
special page.
More papers will be added soon. **
Articles from other sources are welcome, but consult them please with the seminar organizers.

Announcements are sent out via mailing list **dokt-seminar-l@kam**.
If you wish to subscribe, visit the archive or change your options, see
the mailing list webpage.

Preliminary program: | ||
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Winter semester | ||

5.10.2023 | Organizational Meeting -- starting at 10:40 -- possible changes to the format of seminar, selection of papers, etc. | |

12.10.2023 | Informal presentations of everybody's research interests/thesis topic/etc. | |

19.10.2023 | Sudatta Bhattacharya (paper with Michal Koucký): Locally Consistent Decomposition of Strings with Applications to Edit Distance Sketching. (presentation from STOC 2023) | |

26.10.2023 | Tomáš Hons (with David Hartman, Jaroslav Nešetřil): Rooting algebraic vertices of convergent sequences (presentation from EUROCOMB’23) slides | |

2.11.2023 | Dean's sport day | |

9.11.2023 | Jan Soukup -- A. Suk: Short edges and noncrossing paths in complete topological graphs | |

16.11.2023 |
David Mikšaník --
A. Bernshteyn, A. Dhawan:
Fast algorithms for Vizing's theorem on bounded degree graphs
handout | |

23.11.2023 | David Mikšaník -- part 2 (Entropy compression) | |

30.11.2023 | Tomáš Hons -- A. Björklund, T. Husfeldt, P. Kaski: The shortest even cycle problem is tractable | |

7.12.2023 | No seminar -- HOMONOLO meeting | |

14.12.2023 | Gaurav Kucheriya
--
I. Araujo, S. Piga, A. Treglown, Z. Xiang:
Tiling edge-ordered graphs with monotone paths and other structures
handout | |

21.12.2023 | no seminar | |

4. 1.2024 |
Petr Chmel --
Oliver Korten:
The Hardest Explicit Construction
(FOCS'21).
handout and informal handout | |

11. 1.2024 |
KAMAK progress report
In the evening we will visit Clear head | |

2024 | Sudatta Bhattacharya -- J. Balogh, D. Dong, B. Lidický, N. Mani, Y. Zhao: Nearly all k-SAT functions are unate | |

Summer semester | ||

22.2.2024 | Organizational Meeting -- starting at 10:40 -- possible changes to the format of seminar, selection of papers, etc. | |

29.2.2024 | ||

7.3.2024 | ||

14.3.2024 | ||

21.3.2024 | ||

28.3.2024 | ||

4.4.2024 | ||

11.4.2024 | T. Hons -- J. Dreier, I. Eleftheriadis, N. Mählmann, R. McCarty, M. Pilipczuk, Szymon Toruńczyk: First-order model checking on monadically stable graph classes | |

18.4.2024 | The seminar is cancelled (Spring School 2024). | |

25.4.2024 | J. Soukup -- D. Conlon, J. Lim: Everywhere unbalanced configurations | |

2.5.2024 | P. Chmel -- S. Bubeck, C. Coester, Y. Rabani: The Randomized k-Server Conjecture is False! | |

9.5.2024 | D. Mikšaník -- TBA | |

16.5.2024 | H. Zamani -- W. T. Gowers, B. Green, F. Manners, T. Tao: On On a conjecture of Marton | |

23.5.2024 |

Archived seminar pages: 2001/2002, 2002/2003, 11. 1.2024 2024 Sudatta Bhattacharya -- J. Balogh, D. Dong, B. Lidický, N. Mani, Y. Zhao: Nearly all k-SAT functions are unate

Archived seminar pages: 2001/2002, 2002/2003, 2003/2004, 2004/2005, 2005/2006, 2006/2007, 2007/2008, 2008/2009, 2009/2010, 2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2013/2014. 2014/2015. 2015/2016. 2016/2017. 2017/2018. 2018/2019. 2019/2020, 2020/2021, 2021/2022, 2022/2023,