Speaker: Daniele Catanzaro

Abstract: Recent advances on the polyhedral combinatorics of the Balances Minimum Evolution Problem (BMEP) enabled the characterization of a number of facets of its convex hull (also referred to as the BMEP polytope) as well as the discovery of connections between this polytope and the permutoassociahedron. In this article, we extend these studies, by presenting new results concerning some fundamental characteristics of the BMEP polytope, new facet-defining inequalities in the case of six or more taxa, a number of valid inequalities, and a polynomial time oracle to recognize its vertices. Our aim is to broaden understanding of the polyhedral combinatorics of the BMEP with a view to developing new and more effective exact solution algorithms.

Aula: Sala Riunioni VI piano
Data: 26 Febbraio 2020 – ore 11.30

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