From Erdos to Algorithms (Applications of the ``Probabilistic Method'')
A joint DIMACS - DIMATIA workshop

June 8 - 10, 1998
DIMACS Center, CoRE Building, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ

Jarik Nesetril, DIMATIA, Co-Chair,
Joel Spencer, NYU, Co-Chair,
Ron Graham, AT&T Labs - Research,
Jiri Matousek, DIMATIA
Pavel Valtr, DIMATIA

Description: The "probabilistic method" is a legacy of Paul Erdos that continues to grow and flourish and have powerful applications in all parts of the mathematical sciences. We will explore current results in discrete mathematics that use probabilistic existence arguments and require the use of sophisticated probability concepts. We will further explore the connection to modern issues in computer science by examining the possible implementations of probabilistic existence arguments by randomized or deterministic algorithms.

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