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László Székely's 60th Birthday

28th Cumberland Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory & Computing

May 15-17, 2015

(12:30p on May 15 to 12:30p on May 17th)
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208

We are honored to dedicate the 28th Cumberland Conference to László Székely's 60th birthday. László was born in Hungary, where he attended a mathematics-intensive high school, Fazekas Gimnazium. He read mathematics at Eotvos University where his tutor was Miklos Simonovits. In 1983, Laszlo defended his Ph.D. at Eotvos University, while he worked at the Department of Geometry at Szeged University, which was chaired by Laszlo Lovasz. After Lovasz moved and established the Department of Computer Science at Eotvos University, Laszlo followed him. Then Laszlo took a postdoctoral position in New Zealand, was a Humboldt Fellow in Bonn, and spent 3 years in a visiting position at the University of New Mexico. Since 1996 he has been a professor at the University of South Carolina. His work is noted on crossing numbers of graphs, finite set theory, and phylogenetics. His best known result is the crossing number method to prove Szemeredi-Trotter type theorems on incidences of points and lines. He graduated 3 Ph.D. students, supervises current ones, and lists more than 80 collaborators.

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