Barış Can Esmer

Doctoral Researcher @ CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security, Ph.D. Student @ Saarland University

Work Address: Kaiserstraße 170-174, 66386 St. Ingbert (Germany)

My name is Barış Can Esmer. Currently, I am a Ph.D. student at Saarland University (and doctoral researcher at CISPA) advised by Dániel Marx.

Nowadays, my research interests are parameterized complexity, fine-grained lower bounds, and (parameterized) approximation algorithms, though I am interested in theoretical computer science in general.

I received my Master’s degree in Mathematics and Computer Science at Saarland University in 2021, and before that, I completed my undergraduate studies at Boğaziçi University, Turkey, in 2019.

In my spare time, I usually travel, go swimming, hit the gym, (try to) play the oud or play computer games.


Jul 1, 2022 Proud winner of the STOC 2022 cartoon caption contest!
May 29, 2022 New website! :sparkles: :smile:

Selected Publications

  1. IPEC 2022
    Computing Generalized Convolutions Faster Than Brute Force
    In 17th International Symposium on Parameterized and Exact Computation (IPEC 2022) 2022
  2. ESA 2022
    Faster Exponential-Time Approximation Algorithms Using Approximate Monotone Local Search
    In 30th Annual European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA 2022) 2022