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# 7th Biennial Canadian Discrete and Algorithmic Mathematics Conference (CanaDAM 2019)

May 30, 2019

CanaDAM 2019 took place May 28–31, 2019 at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. It was the seventh and largest of all biennial CanaDAM conferences to date, with 398 participants from 29 countries, including 172 students and postdocs.

*For more information on this conference, please click here for the full report.*

Public Interest Lecturer:

- Bill Cook (University of Waterloo, Canada), “The traveling salesman problem: postcards from the edge of impossibility”

Invited speakers included:

- Federico Ardila (San Francisco State University, USA), “The geometry of matroids”
- Marthe Bonamy (Laboratoire Bordelais de Recherche en Informatique, France), “Around Brooks' theorem”
- Johannes Carmesin (University of Birmingham, UK), “Embedding simply connected 2-complexes in 3-space”
- David Conlon (University of Oxford, UK), “Around extremal numbers”
- Anna R. Karlin (University of Washington, USA), “Auctions with interdependent valuations”
- Mike Molloy (University of Toronto, Canada), “Graph colouring with the probabilistic method”
- Peter Nelson (University of Waterloo, Canada), “Induced binary submatroids”
**(pictured at left)**

- Rekha Thomas (University of Washington, USA), “Graph density inequalities and sums of squares”

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