Three stimulating days with algorithms at SEA 2014
Three days, a group of intellectuals and a common goal - to explore techniques in algorithmic design and analysis. Last week, this year's SEA conference took place, and it provided an excellent platform for discussion and learning.
For some, summer is the time for leisure by the beach - for others, it's a time for learning, discussion and the world of academia. Over the summer there are summer schools and conferences, and last week SEA 2014 was held in Copenhagen.
70 people were gathered at IDA's building at Kalvebod Brygge for three days of algorithms - and to hear the three invited speakers, Jon Bentley from Avaya Labs Research, Robert Bixby from Rice University and Rasmus Pagh from IT University of Copenhagen. The talks were filled with interesting topics, and even a few more humorous aspects were included.
The days were not filled entirely with scientific talks, though - the planned activities included a dinner, giving everyone a chance to relax and mingle, as well as plenty of other times for the participants to get to know each other.