Pôle Algorithmes et structures discrètes

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Pôle Preuves, programmes et systèmes

Équipe-projet INRIA $\pi r^2$

Équipe thématique Algorithmes et complexité

Équipe thématique Algèbre et calcul

Équipe thématique Automates et applications

Équipe thématique Combinatoire

Équipe-projet INRIA GANG

Équipe thématique Modélisation et vérification

Équipe thématique Preuves et programmes

Équipe thématique Systèmes complexes, réseaux, calcul distribué

Équipe thématique Théorie et algorithmique des graphes

## Séminaire des doctorants

#### Jour, heure et lieu

#### Contact(s)

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### Séances passées

#### Année 2019

Séminaire des doctorants

Mercredi 6 mars 2019, 11 heures, Salle 3014

**Isaac Konan** (IRIF) *Partitions and Bijections*

I will discuss bijections for some well-known partition identities, such as Schur partition identity and q-binomial coefficient.

NB: Open talk, all you need is just how to count objects.

Séminaire des doctorants

Mercredi 27 février 2019, 11 heures, Salle 3052

**Pierre Ohlmann** (IRIF) *Lower bounds for arithmetic circuits via the Hankel matrix*

Our first and main conceptual result is a characterization result: we show that the size of the smallest circuit computing a given non-associative polynomial is exactly the rank of a matrix constructed from the polynomial and called the Hankel matrix. This result applies to the class of all circuits in both commutative and non-commutative settings, and can be seen as an extension of the seminal result of Nisan giving a similar characterization for non-commutative algebraic branching programs.

The study of the Hankel matrix provides a unifying approach for proving lower bounds for polynomials in the (classical) associative setting. We demonstrate this by giving alternative proofs of recent results proving superpolynomial and exponential lower bounds for different classes of circuits as corollaries of our characterization result.

Our main technical contribution is to provide generic lower bound theorems based on analyzing and decomposing the Hankel matrix. This yields significant improvements on lower bounds for circuits with many parse trees, in both (associative) commutative and non-commutative settings. In particular in the non-commutative setting we obtain a tight result showing superpolynomial lower bounds for any class of circuits which has a small defect in the exponent of the total number of parse trees.

#### Année 2018

Séminaire des doctorants

Mercredi 28 novembre 2018, 11 heures, Salle 3052

**Cédric Ho Thanh** (IRIF) *Type theoretical approach to opetopes*

Séminaire des doctorants

Mercredi 14 novembre 2018, 11 heures, Salle 3052

**Thomas Colcombet** (Automata team) *Writing (large) LaTeX documents with the knowledge package.*

Clearly, there are some pitfalls to avoid. Sometimes a scientifically excellent thesis turns out to be barely usable, because definitions are difficult to find, hard to parse, etc… And the reviewers get mad at you (but say it gently because they are polite). It is your duty to pay attention to all these details (it is also the duty of your PhD advisor to help you in that) and make a document as user friendly as possible.

One can find many documents describing how to write good science/a good thesis on the internet (read some of them!). I will not try to cover this wide subject. My goal in this talk will be to emphasize on some presentation points, and show you how some tools can help you in your writing (this is an advertisement for the LaTeX package « knowledge »).

If you want to test, you can bring your laptop with an up-to-date distribution of LaTeX.

Séminaire des doctorants

Mercredi 31 octobre 2018, 11 heures, Salle 3052

**Anupa Sunny & Zhouningxin Wang** *New PhD session*

by Anupa Sunny

Abstract: This talk is based on a paper by Amnon Ta-Shma on the construction of epsilon biased sets which have a support size close to the Gilbert-Varshamov bound, a notion from coding theory. We will look at the Rozenman-Wigderson construction of the epsilon-biased set in which the bias of a set is amplified by taking a walk over an expander graph. We will then look at Ta-Shma's construction which is based on a modified version of the zigzag product, namely the s-wide replacement product.

Homomorphism of signed graphs

by Zhouningxin Wang

Abstract: The signed graph is a graph whose edges are assigned with the signs + and -. A homomorphism of one graph to the other preserves the adjacencies and incidences of these two edges. We extend the concept of homomorphism for signed graphs. An intuitive example will be given to explain why we consider the homomorphism of signed graphs. We will give the minimum signed graph, namely Spal_5, to which all the signed K_4-minor-free graph admits homomorphism to. In the last part, we will show the necessary and sufficient conditions for a signed K_4-subdivision being a core.

Séminaire des doctorants

Mercredi 17 octobre 2018, 11 heures, Salle 3052

**Abishek De & Simon Mauras** *Newcomers' session*

The distributed synthesis problem is about constructing correct distributed systems, i.e., systems that satisfy a given specification. We consider a slightly more general problem of distributed control, where the goal is to restrict the behavior of a given distributed system in order to satisfy the specification. Our systems are finite state machines that communicate via rendezvous (asynchronous automata). There are a few classes of systems for which the problem has been shown decidable. We solve it for free choice systems, systems whose entire behaviour can be expressed in a (possibly infinite) tree.

Simon Mauras : Social choice theory, and a small survey about rank aggregation

How should we vote? This question has been adressed by philosophers and mathematicians since the XVIIIth century, but no satisfactory solution exists. The talk will start with classical results on social choice theory and move on to the aggregation of rankings seen as an optimization problem. We will discuss NP-Hardness, Hardness of approximation and Approximation algorithms for several variants of this problem.

Séminaire des doctorants

Mercredi 12 septembre 2018, 11 heures, Salle 3052

**Farzad Jafarrahmani** *Denotational semantics of Linear Logic with least and greatest fixpoints*

Séminaire des doctorants

Mercredi 27 juin 2018, 11 heures, Salle 3052

**Victor Lanvin** (Équipes Preuves, programmes, et Systèmes) *Introduction to gradual typing with union and intersection types*

Note: this will (should) be a very general presentation about gradual typing and set-theoretic types consisting mostly of practical examples and without too many technical details. Don't hesitate to bring your computer, a book, or your Nintendo Switch™ if you already know the topic.

Séminaire des doctorants

Mercredi 20 juin 2018, 11 heures, Salle 3052

**Laurent Feuilloley** (Équipes Compsys, GANG et graphes) *Distributed decision*

The underlying model of this study is the local model. The local model is defined to answer questions of the following type: given a communication network, whose nodes are machines, and edges are communication links, is it possible that the nodes solve some task X, if they communicate only with the nodes that are close to them? A classic problem is colouring: can a node choose a colour, with only the knowledge of a small neighbourhood of the graph, such that the colours chosen by the nodes form a proper colouring of the graph? As in the centralized setting, it is interesting to study decision problems, that are yes-no questions, and to define complexity classes to classify these problems; this is distributed decision.

The complexity class we use as the equivalent of the class P in the centralized setting, is pretty small, and it is then natural to look at some form of non-determinism, to have a chance to understand more problems. In this model, non-determinism can be thought as a piece of global information that can be verified locally. The theoretical motivation is that to understand how local a problem is, one can ask how much global information is needed to solve it. The more practical motivation is that if one can design schemes with little global information then it can help to design more robust distributed algorithms such as self-stabilizing algorithms. The results I will present play with different natural notions of non-determinism, and how they influence the complexity classes defined.

I will spend time to carefully describe the model, thus no prior knowledge is needed.

Séminaire des doctorants

Mercredi 6 juin 2018, 11 heures, Salle 3052

**Pierre Ohlmann & Sidi Mohammed Beillahi** (Équipe automate & Équipe vérification) *Unifying non-commutative arithmetic circuit lower bounds & Robustness of Programs Against Consistency Relaxation*

We develop an algebraic lower bound technique in the context of non-commutative arithmetic circuits. To this end, we introduce polynomials for which the multiplication is also non-associative, and focus on their circuit complexity. We show a connection with multiplicity tree automata, leading to a general algebraic characterization. We use it to derive meta-theorems for the non-commutative case, and highlight numerous consequences in terms of lower bounds.

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Robustness of Programs Against Consistency Relaxation (Sidi Mohammed Beillahi)

Sequential Consistency (SC) and Serializability (Ser) are the classical consistency models for concurrent and distributed programs. They are the intuitive models for developers. Due to the costly synchronization required by the two models, most of existing memory models and distributed implementations of data structures do not use these two models. Instead, in order to reduce the latency and remove unnecessary synchronization, modern processors and databases adopt relaxed and weaker consistency models. However, this weakening of the consistency models implies new unexpected behaviors when running programs over the weaker models. We address in this work the problem of detecting unexpected behaviors of a program that were observed when weakening the consistency model. In particular, we check whether the two sets of executions traces of a program over the SC (resp, Ser) model and some weaker consistency model coincide or not. We characterize the set of executions traces that violate this equality and drive a decision procedure to detect these traces. In the case where there are no traces that violate this equality we refer to a program to be Robust.

A joint work with Ahmed Bouajjani and Constantin Enea

Séminaire des doctorants

Mercredi 23 mai 2018, 11 heures, Salle 3052

**Léo Stefanesco** (Algebra and calculus, proofs and programs teams) *An Asynchronous Soundness Theorem for Concurrent Separation Logic*

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Abstract:

Concurrent separation logic (CSL) is a specification logic for concurrent imperative programs with shared memory and locks. In this talk, we develop a concurrent and interactive account of the logic inspired by asynchronous game semantics. To every program C, we associate a pair of asynchronous transition systems [C]S and [C]L which describe the operational behavior of the Code when confronted to its Environment, both at the level of machine states (S) and of machine instructions and locks (L). We then establish that every derivation tree π of a judgment Γ ⊢ {P}C{Q} defines a winning and asynchronous strategy [π] with respect to both asynchronous semantics [C]S and [C]L. From this, we deduce an asynchronous soundness theorem for CSL, which states that the canonical map L : [C]S → [C]L from the stateful semantics [C]S to the stateless semantics [C]L satisfies a basic fibrational property. We advocate that this fibrational property provide a clean and conceptual explanation for the usual soundness theorem of CSL, including the absence of data races.

(Joint work with Paul-André Melliès)

Séminaire des doctorants

Mercredi 2 mai 2018, 11 heures, Salle 3052

**Emiliano Lancini** (Laboratoire d'Informatique de Paris Nord) *Box-Total Dual Integrality and k-Edge-Connectivity*

Nowadays it is often required that telecommunication networks keep unaltered their functionality even after the failure of some of their links. This leads to a generalisation of the minimum spanning tree problem named k-edge-connected spanning subgraph problem.

In this talk we show a characterisation of a graph class in terms of integrality properties of polyhedra naturally associated to the k-edge-connected spanning subgraph problem.

The concept of total dual integrality (TDI) dates back to the works of Edmonds, Giles and Pulleyblank in the late 70's, and is strongly connected to min-max relations in combinatorial optimisation.

The system Ax>=b is TDI if, in the following equation, for each integer vector c, for which the minimum in the following equation is finite, there exists an integer optimal solution for the maximum.

min {cx: Ax>= b} = max {yb: yA = c, y >= 0}

We are interested in the stronger property of box-TDIness. A system Ax>=b is called *box-TDI* if the system Ax >= b, l ⇐ x ⇐ u is TDI for all rational vectors l and u.

We prove that, for k>=2, the k-edge-connected spanning subgraph polyhedron is a box-TDI polyhedron if and only if the graph is series-parallel. Moreover, in this case, we provide a box-TDI system with integer coefficients describing this polyhedron.

Séminaire des doctorants

Mercredi 25 avril 2018, 11 heures, Salle 3052

**Raphaëlle Crubillé** (Algebra and calculus, proofs and programs teams) *Probabilistic Stable Functions on Discrete Cones are Power Series.*

Séminaire des doctorants

Mercredi 18 avril 2018, 11 heures, Salle 3052

**Paulina Cecchi & Antoine Allioux** (Automata, Combinatorics teams & Algebra and calculus, proofs and programs teams) *New PhD student introduction session*

Title: Some interactions between words combinatorics and symbolic dynamics.

Abstract: Word combinatorics has been fruitfully used to study several topological and mesure-theoretic properties of dynamical systems, through the analysis of suitably chosen symbolic dynamical systems. In this talk, we will introduce some notions of symbolic dynamics and present some examples which illustrate how word combinatorics can be used as a tool to solve questions arising from this branch of mathematics.

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* Antoine Allioux

Title: The curse of Martin-Löf identity type

Abstract: The identity type of Intuitionistic Type Theory (ITT) endows types with a structure of infinity-groupoid. This higher structure follows from the fact that the Uniqueness of Identity Proof (UIP) is not derivable in ITT. Homotopy Type Theory (HoTT) takes advantage of this observation by enriching ITT with new principles which are coherent with this interpretation, namely the Univalence Axiom and the Higher Inductive Types (HITs).

HITs are a generalization of inductive types which allow, in addition to create regular inhabitants of an inductive type, to postulate identities between them as well as identities between these identities, and that ad infinitum. It is then tempting to try to present mathematical structures using these new types like one would do in mathematics using generators and relations.

However, problems quickly arise as soon as one needs a strict equality. Indeed, the identity type expresses a weak equality leading to the usual coherence problems. Trying to solve these naively, we run into the problem of having to define an infinite sequence of coherence data.

If HoTT is to be a credible foundation of mathematics, the question of formalizing structures which need a strict equality is crucial. The answer to this question rests, in part, upon our achievement to either present these structures differently in the existing theory or to enrich it so that it becomes tractable to express them.

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Séminaire des doctorants

Mercredi 11 avril 2018, 11 heures, Salle 3052

**Brieuc Guinard** *Intermittent Locomotion in Graphs*

Séminaire des doctorants

Mercredi 28 mars 2018, 11 heures, Salle 3052

**Yann Hamdaoui** (Proofs and Programs and Conception and Analysis of Systems teams) *Translating a Concurrent Lambda Calculus into Linear Logic proof (nets)*

Séminaire des doctorants

Mercredi 21 mars 2018, 11 heures, Salle 3052

**Mengchuan Zou** (Theory and algorithmics of graphs team) *Generalization of binary search in trees and other structures*

We will also introduce some known facts on other structures and how tree search problem is related to other problems via equivalences.

Séminaire des doctorants

Mercredi 21 février 2018, 11 heures, Salle 3052

**Zeinab Galal & Ranadeep Biswas** (Algebra and computation & Modeling and verification) *Species of structure: a Bridge between Differential Lambda Calculus and Combinatorics & Verifying Database Histories*

Species of structure lie at the intersection of combinatorics and denotational semantics. They were first introduced by Joyal as a unified framework for the theory of generating series in enumerative combinatorics and multiple tools were developed for the resolution of differential equations of species in this setting. Later, Fiore presented a generalized definition that both encompasses Joyal's species and constitutes a model of linear logic.

We will first introduce and connect the different viewpoints of species of structure and their series counterpart (analytic and normal functors) presented by Joyal, Girard and Hasegawa. Next, we will examine how the bicategory of generalized species of structure forms a model of differential linear logic.

As our end goal is to develop methods of resolution of differential equations for λ-terms, we will investigate the possible directions to tackle this problem.

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*Verifying Database Histories*

Popular databases offer control over the isolation level to which the operations in one transaction are visible to the operations in other concurrent transactions. Lower levels allow weaker consistency. So, we have to ensure that the histories of a database are consistent with their isolation levels.

Unfortunately, these isolation levels are mostly defined as low-level operations which makes it complicated to reason about the behavior of the system running under those isolations.

In this talk, we will present some popular isolation levels and consistency criteria for databases. We will introduce a framework, in which it becomes easier to formally reason about the behavior of a system. Then we will explore the complexities of deciding some consistency criteria using that framework.

Séminaire des doctorants

Mercredi 14 février 2018, 11 heures, Salle 3052

**Narcisse Nya Kamtchoum** (LIP6) *Modèles analytiques pour les performances des réseaux cellulaires*

Cependant, les opérateurs ont du mal à s'adapter à la proportion toujours grandissante d'utilisateurs mobiles et à leur offrir une qualité d'expérience (QoE) satisfaisante. Dans ce contexte, il est importante pour les opérateurs et les équipementiers de disposer d'outils simples et efficaces pour mieux comprendre le comportement de leurs réseaux et évaluer la qualité des services offerts aux utilisateurs. Notre objectif est de proposer des modèles analytiques pour l'évaluation des performances des réseaux cellulaires en tenant compte de la mobilité des utilisateurs. Tout en permettant de résoudre des problèmes d'évaluation de performance les plus complexes, ces modèles se doivent d'être simple afin de faciliter leur utilisation.

Séminaire des doctorants

Mercredi 7 février 2018, 11 heures, Salle 3052

**Nicolas Jeannerod** (Team Analysis and conception of systems) *Unix filesystems and First-Order Theory of an Algebra of Feature Trees with Updates*

We investigate a logic of an algebra of trees with an update operation, which expresses that a tree is obtained from an input tree by replacing a particular direct subtree while leaving the rest intact. This operation improves on the expressivity of existing logics of tree algebras in our case of feature trees. These allow for an unbounded number of children of a node in a tree.

We show an efficient way of testing the satisfiability of existential clauses in this algebra that can lead to an efficient implementation of our symbolic execution engine. We also show the decidability of the first-order theory of this algebra via a weak quantifier elimination procedure which is allowed to swap existential quantifiers for universal quantifiers.

Séminaire des doctorants

Mercredi 31 janvier 2018, 11 heures, Salle 3052

**Thomas Williams** (Gallium, INRIA) *Refactoring ML programs using ornaments*

In this talk, I will explain how ornaments can be used to automatically lift a function. I will present a prototype implementation of lifting along ornaments for a subset of OCaml and describe some families of use cases. I will introduce a principled approach to obtaining a lifting from the base code, as abstraction followed by specialization. I will explain how this approach allows us to prove the correctness of the lifting.

Séminaire des doctorants

Mercredi 24 janvier 2018, 11 heures, Salle 3052

**Alessandro Luongo & Ny Aina Andriambolamalala** (Algorithms and complexity team & Combinatorics team) *Recent updates in quantum machine learning & Election de leader dans un réseau radio simple saut avec detection de collision*

In this talk we are going through some recent algorithms in the field of quantum machine learning. Most of the techniques use tools from quantum algorithmics such as counting, optimizing, estimating distances and singular values which will be introduced here. Using these primitives it's possible to build more complex operations of a matrix algebra. I'll also describe a classical machine learning algoritm in the process of being translated in a fully fledged quantum algorithm. This is the first biologically plausible quantum algorithm with an exponential speedup w.r.t the dimension of the space and the number of datapoints. This quantum algorithm has been simulated and used to classify handwritten digits with high accuracy.

*Election de leader dans un réseau radio simple saut avec detection de collision*

Les résultats de Dan Willard (1986) montrent un algorithme randomizé d'élection de leader en temps moyen $O(\log\log{n})$.

Depuis, la question de savoir s'il existe un algorithme convergeant en temps log-logarithmique mais avec très forte probabilité est ouverte.

Nous répondons affirmativement à cette question. Nous montrons aussi comment utiliser nos résultats pour élaborer des protocoles d'élection dans divers modèles de systèmes distribués.

#### Année 2017

Séminaire des doctorants

Mercredi 20 décembre 2017, 11 heures, Salle 3052

**Leo Stefanesco** (Équipes “Preuves et Programmes” et “Algèbre et Calcul”) *“A concise introduction to logical relations” followed by “A Logical Relation for Monadic Encapsulation of State”*

Logical relations are a powerful technique to prove properties about programs. In particular, for proving that two programs are contextually equivalent.

In this talk, we will see that, in System F (aka the polymorphic lambda calculus), the only program of type ∀ a, a → a is the identity.

I will also sketch how to extend logical relations to realistic languages such as ML.

2nd part (POPL talk rehearsal):

A Logical Relation for Monadic Encapsulation of State

We present a logical relations model of a higher-order functional programming language with impredicative polymorphism, recursive types, and a Haskell-style ST monad type with runST. We use our logical relations model to show that runST provides proper encapsulation of state, by showing that effectful computations encapsulated by runST are heap independent. Furthermore, we show that contextual refinements and equivalences that are expected to hold for pure computations do indeed hold in the presence of runST. This is the first time such relational results have been proven for a language with monadic encapsulation of state. We have formalized all the technical development and results in Coq.

Séminaire des doctorants

Mercredi 13 décembre 2017, 11 heures, Salle 3052

**Simon Halfon** (ENS Cachan) *Well Quasi-Orders and Extreme Stratospheric-Complexity-Classes of Death — Beaux pré-ordres et classes de complexité stratosphériques de la mort*

No special knowledge is required to follow the talk.

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Nous savons tous qu’il est très pratique pour prouver la terminaison d’un algorithme d’utiliser des ordres bien fondés. Cependant, il est commun de penser que cette technique ne donne aucune information sur la complexité de l’algorithme, car la preuve est non constructive. Dans cet exposé, je présenterai quelques idées pour extraire une borne supérieur de complexité d’une telle preuve de terminaison. J’essaierai de vous donner une idée de la combinatoire compliquée que cela engendre, et qui résulte en des complexité très élevée. Bouteilles d’oxygène et combinaisons pressurisées obligatoire, on s’envole au delà de l’Élémentaire.

Aucune connaissance spécifique n'est nécessaire pour suivre l'exposé.

Séminaire des doctorants

Mercredi 6 décembre 2017, 11 heures, Salle 3052

**Axel Osmond & Yassine Hamoudi** ^{1)}

^{1)}1) “Algebra and calculus” and “proofs and programs” teams, (2) Algorithms and complexity team.)

*New PhD student introduction session. (1) From pointless topology to formal topology (2) ACC0 and multiparty communication: fighting the log n barrier.*

Mercredi 22 novembre 2017, 11 heures, Salle 3052

**Jules Chouquet**(Proofs and Programs team)

*Linear logic proof nets and Taylor expansion.*

Mercredi 15 novembre 2017, 11 heures, Salle 3052

**Chaitanya Leena Subramaniam**(“Algebra and calculus” and “proofs and programs” teams)

*Homotopy type theory and the fibred structure of dependent types*

Mercredi 8 novembre 2017, 11 heures, Salle 3052

**Francesco Antonio Genco**(Technische Universität Wien)

*Typing Parallelism and Communication through Hypersequents*

Mercredi 25 octobre 2017, 11 heures, Salle 3052

**Cédric Ho Thanh & Isaac Konan**(Algebra and calculus team / Combinatorics team)

*New PhD student introduction session*

Mercredi 11 octobre 2017, 11 heures, Salle 3052

**Hadrien Batmalle**(Équipe Preuves et Programmes)

*From Cohen's Forcing to Classical Realisability: A New Approach*

Mercredi 27 septembre 2017, 11 heures, Salle 3052

**Baptiste Louf & Victor Lanvin**(Combinatorics and PPS teams)

*New PhD student introduction session*

Mercredi 28 juin 2017, 11 heures, Salle 3052

**Tommaso Petrucciani**(PPS team)

*Semantic subtyping: an introduction*

Mercredi 14 juin 2017, 11 heures, Salle 3052

**Timo Zijlstra & Emmanuel Arrighi**

*Quantum algorithms and Learning With Errors- based Cryptography & Distance Labels and Tree Skeletons*

Mercredi 31 mai 2017, 11 heures, Salle 3052

**Clément Jacq**(PPS team)

*A playful introduction to game semantics (category-light)*

A playful introduction to game semantics (category-light)Game semantics is a branch of model theory that aims at interpreting formulas of a given logic as two-player games. Initially, it was developed to link the notions of truth and validity to game-theoretic notions such as the existence of winning strategies.After an historical example, we will look informally at a more recent case of game semantics where the games are used to model programming languages. At the end, we'll mention the formal part with the notion of categorical model.

Mercredi 17 mai 2017, 11 heures, Salle 3052

**Pierre Vial**(PPS team)

*An Introduction to Intersection Type Systems, and a New Answer to Klop's Problem*

Mercredi 3 mai 2017, 11 heures, Salle 3052

**Alexandre Nolin**(Algorithms and complexity Group)

*Quantum, a look through nonlocality*

Mercredi 19 avril 2017, 11 heures, Salle 3052

**Pierre Cagne**(PPS team)

*Lawvere’s hyperdoctrines and notions of equality*

Mercredi 5 avril 2017, 11 heures, Salle 3052

**Guillaume Lagarde**(Automata and applications Group)

*On the stability of the Lempel-Ziv compression algorithm*

Mercredi 22 mars 2017, 11 heures, Salle 3052

**Gabriel Radanne**(PPS team)

*GADTs gone mild*

Mercredi 8 mars 2017, 11 heures, Salle 3052

**Pablo Eduardo Rotondo**(Automata and applications Group)

*Continued Fractions and the Recurrence of Sturmian Words*

Mercredi 22 février 2017, 11 heures, Salle 3052

**Lucas Boczkowski**(Algorithms and complexity Group)

*Minimizing Message Size in Stochastic Communication Patterns: Fast Self-Stabilizing Protocols with 3 bits*

Mercredi 25 janvier 2017, 11 heures, Salle 3052

**Thibaut Girka**(PPS team)

*Oracle-based Differential Operational Semantics (or Explaining program differences with programs)*

Mercredi 11 janvier 2017, 11 heures, Salle 3052

**Fabian Reiter**(Automata and applications Group)

*Asynchronous Distributed Automata*