• Balanced judicious bipartition is fixed-parameter tractable 

      Lokshtanov, Daniel; Saurabh, Saket; Sharma, Roohani; Zehavi, Meirav (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      The family of judicious partitioning problems, introduced by Bollobás and Scott to the field of extremal combinatorics, has been extensively studied from a structural point of view for over two decades. This rich realm of ...
    • Connecting the Dots (with Minimum Crossings) 

      Agrawal, Akanksha; Guspiel, Grzegorz; Madathil, Jayakrishnan; Saurabh, Saket; Zehavi, Meirav (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      We study a prototype Crossing Minimization problem, defined as follows. Let F be an infinite family of (possibly vertex-labeled) graphs. Then, given a set P of (possibly labeled) n points in the Euclidean plane, a collection ...
    • Covering Vectors by Spaces in Perturbed Graphic Matroids and Their Duals 

      Fomin, Fedor; Golovach, Petr; Lokshtanov, Daniel; Saurabh, Saket; Zehavi, Meirav (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Perturbed graphic matroids are binary matroids that can be obtained from a graphic matroid by adding a noise of small rank. More precisely, an r-rank perturbed graphic matroid M is a binary matroid that can be represented ...
    • Decomposition of map graphs with applications 

      Fomin, Fedor; Lokshtanov, Daniel; Panolan, Fahad; Saurabh, Saket; Zehavi, Meirav (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
    • Going Far From Degeneracy 

      Fomin, Fedor; Golovach, Petr; Lokshtanov, Daniel; Panolan, Fahad; Saurabh, Saket; Zehavi, Meirav (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-09-06)
      An undirected graph G is d-degenerate if every subgraph of G has a vertex of degree at most d. By the classical theorem of Erd\H{o}s and Gallai from 1959, every graph of degeneracy d>1 contains a cycle of length at least ...
    • Packing arc-disjoint cycles in tournaments 

      Bessy, Stephane; Bougeret, Marin; Krithika, R; Sahu, Abhishek; Saurabh, Saket; Thiebaut, Jocelyn; Zehavi, Meirav (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      A tournament is a directed graph in which there is a single arc between every pair of distinct vertices. Given a tournament T on n vertices, we explore the classical and parameterized complexity of the problems of determining ...
    • Packing cycles faster than Erdos-Posa 

      Lokshtanov, Daniel; Mouawad, Amer E.; Saurabh, Saket; Zehavi, Meirav (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      The Cycle Packing problem asks whether a given undirected graph $G=(V,E)$ contains $k$ vertex-disjoint cycles. Since the publication of the classic Erdös--Pósa theorem in 1965, this problem received significant attention ...
    • Rank vertex cover as a natural problem for algebraic compression 

      Meesum, Syed Mohammad; Panolan, Fahad; Saurabh, Saket; Zehavi, Meirav (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      The question of the existence of a polynomial kernelization of the Vertex Cover Above LP problem was a long-standing, notorious open problem in parameterized complexity. Some years ago, the breakthrough work by Kratsch and ...
    • Subquadratic Kernels for Implicit 3-Hitting Set and 3-Set Packing Problems 

      Fomin, Fedor; Le, Tien-Nam; Lokshtanov, Daniel; Saurabh, Saket; Thomasse, Stephan; Zehavi, Meirav (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      We consider four well-studied NP-complete packing/covering problems on graphs: Feedback Vertex Set in Tournaments (FVST), Cluster Vertex Deletion (CVD), Triangle Packing in Tournaments (TPT) and Induced P3-Packing. For ...