Yearly Archives: 2015

Jornadas de Perfeccionamiento para Profesores CMAT 2015

Los días 21, 22 y 23 de diciembre de 2015, en la Escuela de Ingeniería de la Universidad de Chile, se realizaron las Jornadas de Perfeccionamiento para Profesores Delegados del Campeonato Escolar de Matemáticas (CMAT), versión 2015. Más información aquí

Esta es la tercera vez que el Núcleo Milenio organiza esta actividad en conjunto con el CMAT. En esta ocasión se realizaron los siguientes talleres.

Probabilidades: Monedas y Máquinas de Buffon a cargo del profesor Mauricio Duarte (UNAB)
Combinatoria y Algoritmos a cargo del profesor José Soto (Univ. De Chile)
Programación Lineal a cargo del profesor José Verschae (Univ. Católica de Chile)

Postdoctoral Positions in Matching Markets

Two postdoctoral positions are available at the Department of Industrial Engineering of Universidad de Chile (Santiago) starting in April 2016, or by mutual agreement at any date thereafter. The positions emerge as a joint venture between the Institute for Market Imperfections and Public Policy, led by professor Juan Escobar, and the Millennium Nucleus Information and Coordination in Networks, led by professor Jose Correa.

The selected candidates will devote fully to research, spending a significant fraction of their time working on a large scale and high impact project related to matching markets and market design. The appointment will be for a period of 12 months, renewable by mutual agreement, with a gross monthly salary of 1.700.000 CLP. Shorter periods may also be considered. Travel support is available.

Applicants must hold a recent (or be close to completion) PhD in Computer Science, Economics, Operations Research or related fields and should have provable research expertise in game theory. Knowledge and background on matching theory is a plus though not a requirement. Applications including curriculum vitae, list of publications, research plan (1 page), and names of references with their e-mail addresses, should be sent electronically to Jose Correa or Juan Escobar. To ensure full consideration the application should be sent before the deadline of January 15th, 2016. Late applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

Nucleus School in Havana


The Nucleus organized the first version of a new itinerant school in Information and Coordination in Networks. This first edition took place at Universidad de La Habana, Cuba, November 16-20, 2015. The school format will, in subsequent years, be brought to different countries in Latin America.


The courses of the school were:

  • Algorithms in continuous optimization (Prof. Juan Peypouquet)
  • Algorithmic aspects of the probabilistic method (Prof. Marcos Kiwi)
  • Graph theory (Prof. Maya Stein)

Each course consisted in 5 lecture hours and 6 hours of problem solving sessions. In total over sixty cuban students attended the school.

Graph Theory in the Andes

The Nucleus is organizing a Graph Theory workshop at hotel Termas el Corazón in the Aconcagua Valley, Chile. The workshop, named
“Graph Theory in the Andes” brings together top-notch researchers to discuss recent trends in extremal, structural and algorithmic graph theory. There will be a mixture of talks and open problem sessions.

Dates: December 7-11, 2015.
Main Organizer: Maya Stein

School Admissions in Chile

Nucleus Researchers (Roberto Cominetti, Jose Correa, Nicolas Figueroa) were awarded a FONDEF IDEA grant to contribute to the implementations of the new school admissions system in Chile. The system will be implemented gradually, starting in 2017. The main goal of the project is to design the new admissions mechanism and corresponding matching algorithm.

More information available at the FONDEF website .