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Tammie Dudley <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 30 Aug 2012 12:01:25 -0400
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Colloquium: August 31, Friday 2:00 - 3:00 pm, Erdos Room 796

 >On graphs, integers and communication
 >Noga Alon , Tel Aviv University
 >Graph theoretic tools are helpful in the study of problems in
 >Combinatorial Number Theory and Information Theory. I will 
 >this fact by several closely related examples focusing on a
 >recent one obtained jointly with Moitra and Sudakov.
 >About the speaker:
 >Noga Alon is a Baumritter Professor of Mathematics and 
Computer Science in Tel Aviv University, Israel. He received 
his Ph. D. in Mathematics at the Hebrew University of 
Jerusalem in 1983 and joined Tel Aviv University in 1985, 
served as the head of the School of Mathematical Sciences in 
1999-2000, and supervised about 20 PhD students. Since 2009 
he is also a member of Microsoft Research, Israel. He serves 
on the editorial boards of more than a dozen international 
technical journals and has given invited lectures in many 
conferences, including plenary addresses in the 1996 
European Congress of Mathematics and in the 2002 
International Congress of Mathematician. He published more 
than five hundred research papers.
 >His research interests are mainly in Combinatorics, Graph 
Theory and their applications in Theoretical Computer 
Science.  He is a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences 
and Humanities since 1997 and of the Academia Europaea since 
2008, and received the Erdös prize in 1989, the Feher prize 
in 1991, the Polya Prize in 2000, the Bruno Memorial Award 
in 2001, the Landau Prize in 2005, the Gödel Prize in 2005, 
the Israel Prize in 2008 and the EMET Prize in 2011.