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Title:Independent Set on H-free Graphs
Speaker:Erik Jan van Leeuwen
coming from:Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik - D1
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Event Type:AG1 Mittagsseminar (own work)
Visibility:D1, D2, D3, D4, D5, RG1, SWS, MMCI
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Level:AG Audience
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Date:Tuesday, 1 December 2015
Duration:30 Minutes
Building:E1 4
H-free graphs are graphs without a fixed graph H as an induced subgraph. It is known that Independent Set is NP-hard if H is *not* a path or a subdivision of K1,3. It is unknown whether Independent Set becomes NP-hard on H-free graphs if H is a (very long) path. However, we do know that the problem is polynomial-time solvable when H is a path on at most 5 vertices. In this talk, we show that Independent Set can be solved in quasipolynomial time if H is a path on 6 vertices.

This talk is based on joint work with Daniel Lokshtanov and Marcin Pilipczuk, and will appear in SODA 2016.

Name(s):Erik Jan van Leeuwen
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