In a series of four lectures, we present classical and more recent results in algorithmic graph theory, a part of the interface between combinatorial mathematics and computer science. In particular, we will study topics related to intersection graphs and other structured families of graphs. Intersection graphs are an extremely useful model for many applications in computer science, operations research and even molecular biology, with interesting and diverse mathematical properties. We will present a spectrum of research results, from simple to sophisticated, which should interest both students and professors.
Martin Charles Golumbic is Emeritus Professor of Computer Science and Founder of the Caesarea Edmond Benjamin de Rothschild Institute for Interdisciplinary Applications of Computer Science at the University of Haifa. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the journal “Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence” and is or has been a member of the editorial boards of several other journals including “Discrete Applied Mathematics”, “Constraints” and “AI Communications”. His current area of research is in combinatorial mathematics interacting with real world problems in computer science and artificial intelligence.
Professor Golumbic received his Ph.D. in mathematics from Columbia University in 1975 under the direction of Samuel Eilenberg. He has held positions at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences of New York University, Bell Telephone Laboratories, the IBM Israel Scientific Center and Bar-Ilan University. He has also had visiting appointments at the Université de Paris, the Weizmann Institute of Science, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rutgers University, Columbia University, Hebrew University, IIT Kharagpur and Tsinghua University.
He is the author of the book “Algorithmic Graph Theory and Perfect Graphs” and coauthor of the book “Tolerance Graphs”. He has written many research articles in the areas of combinatorial mathematics, algorithmic analysis, expert systems, artificial intelligence, and programming languages, and has been a guest editor of special issues of several journals. He is the editor of the books “Advances in Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language and Knowledge-based Systems”, and “Graph Theory, Combinatorics and Algorithms: Interdisciplinary Applications”. His most recent book is “Fighting Terror Online: The Convergence of Security, Technology, and the Law”, published by Springer-Verlag.
Prof. Golumbic and was elected as Foundation Fellow of the Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications in 1995, and has been a Fellow of the European Artificial Intelligence society ECCAI since 2005. He is a member of the Academia Europaea, honoris causa -- elected 2013. Martin Golumbic has been the chairman of over fifty national and international symposia. He a member of the Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Mu Epsilon, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Eta Sigma honor societies and is married and the father of four bilingual, married daughters and has seven granddaughters and five grandsons.