Combinatorics Seminar-Zero Forcing: Minimum Rank Problems, Sample Error, Combinatorial Optimization, and More.

Speaker: Franklin Kenter, US Naval Academy
Date and time: Thursday, September 13, 4-5pm
Place:  Phillips 110
Title: Zero Forcing: Minimum Rank Problems, Sample Error, Combinatorial Optimization, and More.
Abstract: In this talk, I will give an overview of zero forcing in graphs.  What zero forcing is is not important.  Rather, zero forcing appears, as the title suggests, to be at the intersection of many facets in combinatorics, and even mathematics more broadly.  The goal of this talk will be to inspire you to consider zero forcing in your next pursuit of research.
Some results are joint work with Randy Davila and Jephian C-H. Lin.