Simultaneous Graph Problems
Speaker: Anna Lubiw , University of WaterlooContact:
Date: April 13 2010
Time: 4:15PM to 5:15PM
Host: Scott Aaronson, CSAIL, MIT
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We examine problems of representing two graphs that share some vertices and edges, with a "simultaneity" requirement that the common subgraph be represented the same way.
Such problems arise whenever it is desirable to consistently represent two related graphs, for example: graphs connected in time, where one is an updated version of the other; or two social networks that share some members; or overlap graphs of DNA fragments of two similar organisms.
Two graphs that share some vertices are *simultaneously planar* if they have planar embeddings with the common vertices and edges represented by the same points and curves. We discuss what is known about this class.
Two graphs are *simultaneous interval graphs* if they can be represented as intersection graphs of intervals with common vertices represented by the same intervals. We give a polynomial time recognition algorithm (joint work with K.R. Jampani). This problem, and others dealing with simultaneous intersection graphs, are related to graph sandwich problems and to probe graphs.
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