Bristol Algorithms Days


BAD '08

2-4 March 2008

Department of Computer Science
University of Bristol, Bristol, UK

also see our associated Summer School


General Information   Registration   Participation   Topics   Speakers and Slides   Schedule and Abstracts
Venue   Organising Committee   Travel   Other information


General Information

The second annual Bristol Algorithms Days (BAD'08) was held at the Department of Computer Science, University of Bristol, in Bristol, on 2-4 March 2008. The aim of BAD'08 was to gather researchers and students interested in the study of theoretical and practical aspects of algorithms. Information about BAD'07 can be found here .

This workshop was funded by "Bridging the Gaps", an EPSRC-funded initiatiave to set up an environment that nurtures interdisciplinary working, with the aim of developing new collaborative research programmes at the interface between mathematical sciences, information and computing technology and engineering.

Registration

BAD '08 has now concluded.


Participation

The following is the final list of participants for BAD'08 :-

  • Haris Aziz
  • Roland Backhouse
  • Tugkan Batu
  • Peter Biro
  • Colin Campbell
  • Manolis Christodoulakis
  • Tom Clabon
  • Raphael Clifford
  • Colin Cooper
  • Nello Cristianini
  • Artur Czumaj
  • Tijl De Bie
  • Guy Feigenblat
  • Iiias Flaounas
  • Ayalvadi Ganesh
  • Leszek Gasieniec
  • James Gate
  • Alan Gibbons
  • Jamie Hanlon
  • Aram Harrow
  • Tom Hinton
  • Rob Irving
  • Ofra Itzhaki
  • Iain Kelly
  • Peter Krusche
  • Inbok Lee
  • Lap-Kei Lee
  • Richard Low
  • Veli Makinen
  • David Manlove
  • James Marshall
  • Barnaby Martin
  • Russ Martin
  • Jose Martinez-Carranza
  • Eric Mc Dermid
  • Nurfadhlina Mohd Sharef
  • Ashley Montanaro
  • Elior Mualem
  • Lars Nagal
  • Igor Nor
  • Mike Paterson
  • Daniel Paulusma
  • Richard Pinch
  • Ely Porat
  • Benny Porat
  • Ida Pu
  • Amir Rothschild
  • Benjamin Sach
  • Paul Sant
  • Iain Stewart
  • Alexander Tiskin
  • Xiang Yonghong
  • Yiming Ying
  • Michele Zito


Topics

Some of the general topics included :-

  • Combinatorial Pattern Matching
  • Complexity Theory
  • Approximation Algorithms
  • Randomised Algorithms
  • Graph Theory
  • Probabilistic Analysis
  • Game Theory
  • Quantum Computing


Speakers and Slides

The following speakers gave talks at BAD'08:
Links to the associated slides are given where available (PDF).


Schedule


Venue



The workshop took take place entirely at Engineers' House (pictured left)


Organising Committee




Raphaël Clifford

email:
clifford AT cs bris ac uk
tel: (+44 117) 3315147
fax: (+44 117 ) 9545208

Department of Computer Science

University of Bristol
BS8 1UB, Bristol, UK

Paul Sant

email:
Paul.Sant AT beds ac uk
tel: (+44 1582) 743018
fax: (+44 1582) 489323

Department of Computing
and Information Systems


University of Bedfordshire
LU1 3JU, Luton, UK

Nello Cristianini

email:
Nello Cristianini
tel: (+44 117) 33 17782


Department of Engineering Mathematics

University of Bristol
BS8 1UB, Bristol, UK

Ashley Montanaro

email:
Ashley Montanaro
tel: (+44 117) 33 15236


Department of Computer Science

University of Bristol
BS8 1UB, Bristol, UK

Benjamin Sach

email:
ben AT cs bris ac uk
tel: (+44 117) 33 15236

Department of Computer Science
University of Bristol
BS8 1UB, Bristol, UK


Lindsey Gaunt

email:
Lindsey.Gaunt AT bris ac uk
tel: 0117 331 7632

Research Development Manager
University of Bristol
BS8 1UB, Bristol, UK


Kerrie Walker

email:
Kerrie.Walker AT bris ac uk
tel: 0117 3317770

Department of Engineering Mathematics
University of Bristol
BS8 1UB, Bristol, UK


Travel

Bristol International airport is about 20 minutes by bus/taxi from the University and has flights to most locations in Europe and also directly to New York. Alternatively, London Heathrow is under two hours away by direct bus or train via London.

For travel to the University of Bristol follow these guides. Some funds are available to cover travel to and from Bristol, especially for PhD/postdoc participants. Please contact the organisers for further details.


Other information

We will try to make participants' lives as easy as possible (email access, space for discussion, tea/coffee/cookie access, etc) Please do not hesitate with any questions/suggestions that you may have.