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Abstracts and slides
: Presenting your work - tikz & tricks slides
Making a good slides-based presentation is a highly non-trivial task. You should balance being specific but not boring, properly assess the basic knowledge of the audience, make your slides communicative and aesthetic, manage time and content, etc The task is also tricky, as some of the good practices may seem counterintuitive at the first sight. I will share some non-expert's thoughts on the topic, suggesting certain rules of thumb to follow and technologies that might be handy.
: Examining Classical Graph-Theory Problems From The Viewpoint of Formal-Verification Methods slides
While classical graph algorithms are extensively studied by the "Volume A" community of Theoretical Computer Science, the rich semantics and structure that graphs may have is the bread and butter of the "Volume B" community. In particular, in formal verification, we study labeled and game graphs, and we develop algorithms for systems with an internal structure or with huge state spaces. The questions studied by the formal-verification community are, however, very different from those studied in classical graph theory. The talk surveys a series of works that lift the rich semantics and structure of graphs, and our experience in reasoning about them, to classical graph-theoretical problems.
: Combinatorics on Words (through the Word-Equations-lens) slides
In this talk, I will introduce several concepts from the area of combinatorics on words in a framework based on the notion of Word Equation. This perspective will allow us to travel from very basic problems in this area to some attractive and hard open problems. Along the way we will see interesting connections of combinatorics on words to pure combinatorics, algebra, automata theory, computability, complexity theory, algorithms and data structures, and, nevertheless, logic.
: Research in Logic and Data Management slides
Data management has been a field that attracts researchers with a strong logic background
for decades. Today, with data management being more influential than ever in our society,
this still remains true, and perhaps it can even be said that the field is searching for new theoreticians.
In this talk, I plan to give a quick overview of some current challenges in data management
that bring theory and practice together.
: Some Advice to Budding Researchers slides
I will offer pieces of advice on various research-related topics, drawing from both personal experience and lessons learnt from mentors and peers. I will try my best not to overlap with the next talk, even though I too am a big fan of Richard Hamming...
: You and Your Research and The Elements of Style slides
This talk surveys advice from experts, including Richard Hamming,
William Strunk, E. B. White, Donald Knuth, and others, on how to
conduct your research and communicate your results.
: Logic in Industry slides
Many papers about applying logic to programs talk about how those techniques can help programmers produce safer, more correct systems. Despite this, it is rare to see this work transitioned. In this talk, I will discuss what we can do in our research to help it have impact, and back this up with evidence from my work applying logic techniques to industrial systems.