Students should have some background in graph theory (e.g., Discrete Mathematics I at FU) and for some papers preferably some in mathematical (linear) optimization.
In November, you are supposed to give a short, introductory talk (at most 5 minutes) on your topic.
To obtain the credit points, you are also required to hand in a short summary of your talk (please use LaTeX, 5-8 pages). The summary should be sent by e-mail to your advisor (Niels, Pedro or Ricardo). The summary will be graded and then handed back to you. We hope that this feedback will enable you to give a better presentation.
The seminar itself will take place on one or two days in the last weeks of the semester. Talks should be prepared for 45 minutes, so that a duration of 60 minutes including questions is not exceeded. Having submitted the summary is a requirement for participation.
Your final grade will be composed of 60% and 40% from the evaluation of your talk and paper, respectively.