Michael Hoffmann: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2020
|Name||Dr. Michael Hoffmann|
Inst. f. Theoretische Informatik
ETH Zürich, OAT Z 13.1
|Telephone||+41 44 632 73 90|
|252-4202-00L||Seminar in Theoretical Computer Science||2 credits||2S||E. Welzl, B. Gärtner, M. Ghaffari, M. Hoffmann, J. Lengler, A. Steger, D. Steurer, B. Sudakov|
|Abstract||Presentation of recent publications in theoretical computer science, including results by diploma, masters and doctoral candidates.|
|Objective||To get an overview of current research in the areas covered by the involved research groups. To present results from the literature.|
|Prerequisites / Notice||This seminar takes place as part of the joint research seminar of several theory groups. Intended participation is for students with excellent performance only. Formal restriction is: prior successful participation in a master level seminar in theoretical computer science.|
|263-4203-00L||Geometry: Combinatorics and Algorithms |
The deadline for deregistering expires at the end of the second week of the semester. Students who are still registered after that date, but do not attend the seminar, will officially fail the seminar.
|2 credits||2S||B. Gärtner, M. Hoffmann, E. Welzl, M. Wettstein|
|Abstract||This seminar complements the course Geometry: Combinatorics & Algorithms. Students of the seminar will present original research papers, some classic and some of them very recent.|
|Objective||Each student is expected to read, understand, and elaborate on a selected research paper. To this end, (s)he should give a 45-min. presentation about the paper. The process includes|
* getting an overview of the related literature;
* understanding and working out the background/motivation:
why and where are the questions addressed relevant?
* understanding the contents of the paper in all details;
* selecting parts suitable for the presentation;
* presenting the selected parts in such a way that an audience
with some basic background in geometry and graph theory can easily understand and appreciate it.
|Content||This seminar is held once a year and complements the course Geometry: Combinatorics & Algorithms. Students of the seminar will present original research papers, some classic and some of them very recent. The seminar is a good preparation for a master, diploma, or semester thesis in the area.|
|Prerequisites / Notice||Prerequisite: Successful participation in the course "Geometry: Combinatorics & Algorithms" (takes place every HS) is required.|