Source Detection on Graphs

Spreading processes on networks (graphs) have become ubiquitous in modern society with prominent examples such as infections, rumors, excitations, contaminations, or disturbances. Finding the source of such processes based on observations is important and difficult. We abstract the problem mathematically as an optimization problem on graphs. For the deterministic setting we make connections to the … Read more

A New Bilevel Optimization Approach for Computing Ramsey Numbers

In this article we address the problem of finding lower bounds for small Ramsey numbers $R(m,n)$ using circulant graphs. Our constructive approach is based on finding feasible colorings of circulant graphs using Integer Programming (IP) techniques. First we show how to model the problem as a Stackelberg game and, using the tools of bilevel optimization, … Read more

Solving the bandwidth coloring problem applying constraint and integer programming techniques

In this paper, constraint and integer programming formulations are applied to solve Bandwidth Coloring Problem (BCP) and Bandwidth Multicoloring Problem (BMCP). The problems are modeled using distance geometry (DG) approaches, which are then used to construct the constraint programming formulation. The integer programming formulation is based on a previous formulation for the related Minimum Span … Read more

Wavelength Assignment in Multi-Fiber WDM Networks by Generalized Edge Coloring

In this paper, we study wavelength assignment problems in multi-fiber WDM networks. We focus on the special case that all lightpaths have at most two links. This in particular holds in case the network topology is a star. As the links incident to a specific node in a meshed topology form a star subnetwork, results … Read more