This seminar gives graduate students the opportunity to hear and present talks on discrete mathematics, either on topics beyond a standard combinatorics class or on original research. GCS is meant to be a friendly, slightly informal speaking environment where questions are encouraged at all points throughout the talk. We only assume a basic general knowledge of combinatorics (at most, basic combinatorics one might learn in a single semester introductory course), so students in any area are welcome to attend.
Speakers for the GCS are welcome (from the math department, other departments, and elsewhere). Please email Katie McKeon at
if you are interested in giving a talk. For tips on how to give a good math talk, see the wiki page. Speakers below are from the Department of Mathematics, unless otherwise noted.
Generously sponsored by DIMACS.
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|Date:||April 27, 2016|
|Place:||Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center|
|Abstract:||In this talk, I'll present a few different versions of the Chernoff Bound, going through derivations for a couple of them, and spend some time looking at applications.|