Ottawa-Carleton Discrete Math Day 2002

Saturday April 13, 2002

School of Mathematics and Statistics

Carleton University

NEW: photographs of the event.

The Ottawa-Carleton Discrete Math Day is held annually in the Spring. It location alternates between Carleton University and University of Ottawa. It is a continuation of the Carleton Discrete Math Day held since 1978 at Carleton University. The meeting format consists of 4 lectures by leading researchers covering a broad range of topics in Discrete Mathematics and presented during one day. This year in addition to these talks, there is a related Colloquium talk on the Friday before the Discrete Math Day.

The objective of the meeting is to gather researchers, postdocs and graduate students in various fields of Discrete Mathematics during one weekend in order to stimulate research collaboration in this vibrant and inter-disciplinary area.

Discrete Mathematics is a broad area involving the study of the properties, algorithms and applications of mathematical structures built on discrete objects. This year's speakers for the Discrete Mathematics Day conduct research in the areas of combinatorial designs, combinatorial optimization, semidefinite programming, and combinatorial enumeration. They have been involved in theoretical, algorithmic and applied aspects of discrete mathematics. The Friday Colloquium will be given by a leader in probabilistic analysis of algorithms.

The Ottawa-Carleton Discrete Math Day will be held in room HP 3120 of the Herzberg Laboratories, Carleton University on Saturday April 13, 2002. The Colloquium talk will be on Friday April 12 in HP 4351. There will be a reception at the end of the Discrete Math Day. This event is partially sponsored by the Fields Institute.

Information regarding the schedule of talks, the list of titles and abstracts of talks, accommodation, parking is below.

It would be very helpful if you would let the organizers know if you plan to attend. Please forward this webpage link to any colleagues and students who might be interested.


Friday April 12, 2002
All activities are in HP 4351.

Saturday April 13, 2002
All talks and coffee breaks in HP 3120.

Titles and abstracts of talks



If you are planning to park your car on Carleton's campus on Friday April 12, please e-mail one of the organizers for a parking permit well in advance of the conference. You should park in one of the ``pay and display'' parking lots (lots P2 and P6) with your permit displayed. Otherwise, you will have to pay. A map of the campus can be found at Parking is free on Saturday April 13.


Sylvia Boyd, Jason Gao, Lucia Moura, Daniel Panario, Irwin Pressman, Brett Stevens.



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