BARC (Basic Algorithms Research Copenhagen) is new center for foundational research in design and analysis of algorithms. The center, which will be inaugurated on December 1, is led by Mikkel Thorup. We aim to attract top talent from around the world to an ambitious, creative, collaborative, and fun environment in Copenhagen, Denmark. Other core scientists in the center are Stephen Alstrup, Thore Husfeldt, and Rasmus Pagh. The center is part of a larger effort increasing the ...number of faculty members in algorithms research, and making Copenhagen a hub for algorithms research. The BARC center has received funding of over 6 million USD for the next 6 years from VILLUM Fonden to employ graduate students and post-docs, and to attract a stream of long- and short-term visitors. People interested in BARC should follow this page on Facebook and visit the web pages at barc.ku.dk — the first assistant/associate professor, post-doc, and PhD student positions are already announced, with deadlines in November and December.
PhD scholarships at ITU Copenhagen, application deadline April 3. One of the PhD positions is affiliated with BARC. Do you have a publication record in algorithms theory, or an outstanding master thesis in the area, and want to do a PhD? Apply to join our team!
Three papers authored by BARC researchers accepted to STOC 2018. Congratulations to them all! http://acm-stoc.org/stoc2018/STOC-2018-Accepted.html
BARC is very happy to welcome Thomas Dueholm Hansen, who joined the Copenhagen University algorithms group as associate professor on January 1. Thomas received his PhD from Aarhus University in 2012, worked as postdoc for a year at Tel Aviv University, followed by a year at Stanford University, after which he returned to Aarhus University to work as assistant professor for three years. His research interests include design and analysis of algorithms for solving problems in optimization and computational game theory. He is particularly interested in problems related to linear programming and games on graphs.
BARC/EADS Talk by Michael Kapralov, 19 December, DIKU, Big Auditorium at 14:15
Another BARC success at SODA'18!
Congratulations to BARC's Christian Wulff-Nilsen!
Shorter paths to shortest path research with 6m DKK grant for research in dynamic and static graphs to DIKU's Christian Wulff-Nilsen