MAD! 2014

Middlesex Algorithms Day | Foundations of Computing Group, Middlesex


Middlesex Algorithms Day (MAD! 2014)

There will be a one-day meeting on algorithms at Middlesex University London, on Friday, 14th March 2014.  MAD will follow the successful low-overhead formula of previous Algorithms Days at Queen Mary, Liverpool and Warwick: a “pop-up” meeting, if you like. The programme with abstracts is here (PDF). The schedule is as follows:

  • 10:15–10:45, ARRIVAL
  • 10:45–10:50, WELCOME
  • 10:50–11:30, Manuel Bodirsky, LIX Paris, “The Complexity of Constraint Satisfaction Problems over the Reals”
  • 11:35–12:15, David Manlove, University of Glasgow, “Algorithms for Paired and Altruistic Kidney Donation in the UK”
  • 12:20–13:00, Luca Cardelli, Microsoft Research Cambridge and University of Oxford, “The Cell Cycle Switch Computes Approximate Majority”
  • 13:00–14:15, LUNCH
  • 14:20–15:00, Paul Spirakis, University of Liverpool, “Temporal Networks: Optimization and Connectivity”
  • 15:05–15:45, Miklos Santha, Paris 7 and National University of Singapore, “Quantum Walk based Search Algorithms”
  • 15:45–16:15, TEA
  • 16:15–16:55, Paul Goldberg, Oxford University, “A Random Walk in One-sided Matching Markets”
  • 17:00–17:40, Matthias Englert, University of Warwick, “Reordering Buffer Management”

The meeting will start at 10:45 (with coffee available from 10:15), so that many potential participants will be able to attend as a day-trip.  The meeting will close around 17:45. The talks will take place in Committee Room 3, Hendon Town Hall, The Burroughs, Hendon, London NW4 4BT. The Hendon Campus is about a 10 minute walk (mostly uphill) from Hendon Central, which is 30 minutes from Central London on the tube (Northern Line, Edgware Branch). It is also well connected by buses and Thameslink, and is close to the southern end of the M1. Parking is scarce around the campus but there is free parking west of A41 (a 10 minute walk ) after 11 a.m. More information about the campus and getting to the university can be found here. The Transport for London website may also be useful.

Please email if you are coming to MAD. This will allow us to update the mailing list, and also ensure that we don’t run out of food at lunchtime.

Barnaby Martin and Raja Nagarajan