Growing Up in Science – MYA

Did you ever wonder about the real stories of your colleagues? Behind every success are numerous failed attempts, challenges and lessons learned. And then there are also the successes that no one ever hears about.

Growing up in science is a regular speaker series with stories from academics. The Maastricht Young Academy believes that sharing these stories is important because we are a community. We can listen to each other, support each other and, thereby, learn from each other!

You are invited! A list of upcoming events is given below.

There are no future events.

Past growing up in science events:

Ashkan Safari

Date: December 7, 2021
Location: hybrid

“Toward the smoothed analysis of k-jump neighborhood”

In this talk, we consider the problem of scheduling jobs on identical parallel machines to minimize the makespan. We analyze a simple local search method w.r.t. the so-called k-jump neighborhood.  We will talk about the worst-case running time of the algorithm. The idea of the research is to see whether the worst-case running time can be improved by applying smoothed analysis.

Arman Rouhani

Date: October 21, 2021
Location: hybrid

“Bi-objective Path Planning with Objectives of Minimizing Length and Maximizing Clearance”

Path planning problem is one of the challenging problems in the field of computer science and robotics. Because of its widespread crucial applications, it is, therefore, not surprising that research activity on this problem and its different versions has been steadily increasing over the last two decades. In this thesis, we study the problem of bi-objective path planning among polygonal obstacles with the objectives of minimizing the length and maximizing the clearance of the path, that is, maximizing the minimum distance between the path and the obstacles. The goal is to find all Pareto optimal paths.