Fourth Nucleo-MPII Workshop: “International Collaboration Workshop in Algorithms”

Date: January 14-19, 2018.

The fourth Nucleo-MPII workshop will bring together researchers mainly from Chile and Germany in the design of approximation algorithms for combinatorial problems.  During the workshop we will also hold the second annual meeting of the Universidad de Chile / MPII joint collaboration grant PII20150140 “Fast Approximation Algorithms for Massive Data Sets”, which will strengthen the international connections of Nucleus.

The activities will be held at the Nucleus Offices located at the Departamento de Ingeniería industrial, Universidad de Chile.  Detailed information for participants will be available soon.

Dynamic Pricing Workshop


The Nucleus co-organized a workshop on dynamic pricing that brought together researchers from Economics, Computer Science and Operations Research to discuss the latest ideas concerning efficient allocations in dynamic environments.

Check the Workshop’s website.

XIII Discrete Mathematics Summer School

Our traditional summer school, the Escuela de Verano de Matematicas Discretas, will take place January 8-12, 2018 in Valparaiso, as usual.

In this edition the three courses will be:

1. “Edge colouring multigraphs” 
Penny Haxell, University of Waterloo

2. “Two Topics in Discrete Algorithms: Certifying Algorithms and Slime Mold Computations.” 
Kurt Mehlhorn,Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik

3. “CONGEST Algorithms and Lower Bounds.” 
Rotem Oshman,Tel-Aviv University,

More information at the school website:

III Escuela Latinoamericana en Algoritmos

The Nucleus, together with the Escuela Politecnica Nacional (EPN, Quito) is organizing the third version of the Latin-American school in algorithms. After a successful school in Havana and Quito, this edition school will again take place at Escuela Politecnica Nacional de Quito, Ecuador, October 2-6, 2017.

The courses of the school are:

  • Graph Coloring (Andrea Jiménez, Universidad de Valparaíso)
  • Quasirandom Graphs and regularity Lemma (Hiep Han, Universidad de Santiago de Chile)
  • Approximation Algorithms (Andreas Wiese, Universidad de Chile)

Each course consists of 5 lecture hours and problem solving sessions. More information is available at the school webpage.