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Keno Merckx


Université Libre de Bruxelles
Algorithms Research Group
Boulevard du Triomphe
B-1050 Bruxelles - Belgium

kmerckx 'at' ulb d0t ac d0t be
Office: 2.O8.210 (Campus de la Plaine, building NO)

I am currently a Ph.D. student, working at Université Libre de Bruxelles. My research interests are in discrete mathematics, combinatorics and algorithmics, with a focus on the concept of convex geometries.

My PhD supervisor is Jean Cardinal (co-director of the Algorithms Research Group) but I also work with Jean-Paul Doignon (Professor Emeritus at ULB).




"Science is what we understand well enough to explain to a computer. Art is everything else we do."
-D. Knuth



My Curriculum vitae

My LinkedIn profile

Publications

Work in progress

Preprint

On the shelling antimatroids of split graphs
By Jean Cardinal, Jean-Paul Doignon and Keno Merckx (Submitted on 18 Dec 2015).

Master's thesis

Descriptions linéaires de polytopes associés aux antimatroïdes
Supervised by J.-P. Doignon, Université libre de Bruxelles 2013.

Online notes

La complexité du problème TETRIS
A text from the "Notes de la huitième Brussels Summer School of Mathematics" (in French). A nice introduction to the computational complexity theory through the game Tetris.

Vidéo "L'objet de la recherche"
Parmis les capsules réalisées par l'ULB pour la promotion de la recherche, decouvrez (en 2'30") la présentation de mon travail en tant que doctorant au sein de l'Algorithms Research Group (Faculté des Sciences).

Les structures de données kinétiques
Page made with Jérémie Moerenhout from the The University of Auckland (in French). For a version without java: click here.

Things I made

La complexité du problème TETRIS
Notes written to support a presentation at the Brussels Summer School of Mathematics, 2015. (in French)

My thesis in 180 seconds
Illustration for the "Ma thèse en 180 secondes" contest. English version here.

Beamer of my Master's thesis
Defended in June 2013.

Algorithmes de plans coupants
Notes written to support a presentation in combinatorial optimization, 2012. (in French)

Partial order production problem
Notes written to support a presentation for the course Info-F-413, 2012. Here you can find a visual example I made to illustrate the problem. (You just have to click on the white rectangle)

Lemme local de Lovász, k-SAT et complexité de Kolmogorov
Notes written to support a presentation for the course Info-F-504, 2013. (in French)



Some of my favorite movies
: Movies I like or liked.

Brussels Summer School of Mathematics
: I am member of the organizing commitee of this Summer School which will take place in August at the Université libre de Bruxelles. It consists in a full week of courses on a wide range of mathematical topics (algebra, calculus, geometry, differential geometry, logic, probability, statistics, topology, mathematical physics, ...)

Computer Science Seminars
: Université Libre de Bruxelles, Computer Science Department.

ALEKS
: Assessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces is a Web-based, artificially intelligent assessment and learning system.