Atlanta Lecture Series (ALS) in Combinatorics and Graph Theory

Atlanta Lecture Series XIX (ALS19) at Georgia State, 4/22-4/23, 2017


The series of Mini-Conferences has been alternatively hosted by Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Georgia State University, three major research universities in Atlanta metropolitan. Each Mini-Conference features one or more principle speakers and several other outstanding combinatorics/graph theorists, as well as some promising young researchers.


  • Registration link is here.


Featured Speakers

  • Ronald Lewis “Ron” Graham, University of California San Diego (UCSD), USA

  • Daniela K\(\ddot{u}\)hn, University of Birmingham, England

  • Deryk Osthus, University of Birmingham, England

One-hour Speakers

  • Asaf Shapira, Tel-Aviv University

  • Wenan Zang, University of Hong Kong

  • Brendan Nagle , University of South Florida

Half-hour Speakers

  • Jessica McDonald, Auburn University

  • Louis DeBiasio , Miami University, Ohio

  • Georgios Petridis , University of Georgia

  • Clifford Smyth, University of North Carolina Greensboro

Brochure (Schedule, titles and abstracts)



Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

Time Speaker Title & Abstract
12:30-12:55pm Jessica McDonald List Edge-colouring Graphs with Restricted Odd Cycles
1:00pm-1:50pm Ronald Graham The Combinatorics of Solving Linear Equations
2:00pm-2:50pm Brendan Nagle An Algorithmic Hypergraph Regularity Lemma
2:50pm-3:20pm Break
3:20pm-4:10pm Daniela K\(\ddot{u}\)hn The existence of designs –beyond quasirandomness
4:15pm-4:40pm Georgios Petridis Expansion of polynomials in prime order finite fields

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Time Speaker Title & Abstract
8:30am-8:55am Louis DeBiasio Infinite Graph-Ramsey Theory
9:00am-9:50am Deryk Osthus A blow-up lemma for approximate decompositions and the tree packing conjecture
9:55am-10:45am Wenan Zang Recent Advances in Polyhedral Combinatorics
10:50am-11:40am Asaf Shapira Removal Lemmas with Polynomial Bounds
11:45am-12:10pm Clifford Smyth Combinatorial formulas for restricted Stirling and Lah number matrices and their inverses


  • Conference location: Room 24, Aderhold Learning Center (60 Luckie St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303)

  • Parking location: GSU G Deck (Courtland St SE, Atlanta, GA 30303)

  • Lodging: Fairfield Inn & Suites Atlanta Downtown (54 Peachtree Street SW Atlanta Georgia 30303 USA )

    • The rate is $110.00/night. When making reservations, be sure to mention GSU Atlanta Lecture Series.