Nico Van Cleemput

Nico Van Cleemput
Ghent University
Department of applied mathematics, computer science and statistics
Krijgslaan 281 - S9 - WE02
B-9000 Gent
Belgium
nico.vancleemput@gmail.com

Studies

  • 2001 - 2006 : Master of Science in Mathematics, Ghent University, Belgium.
  • 2007 - 2012 : PhD in Computer Science, Ghent University, Belgium

Work

  • August 2006 - September 2007 : co-worker of GrInvIn-project at Ghent University
  • October 2007 - September 2013: Research assistent at Ghent University
  • November 2013 - December 2014: Research Assistant (postdoc) at University of West Bohemia
  • September 2014 - present: Post-doctoral assistant at Ghent University

Teaching

I teach / have taught the following courses

  • Programming (I) (Java) (exercises for the bachelors computer science, mathematics, physics and geography) (2007 - 2012)
  • Programming (II) (Java) (exercises for the bachelors computer science) (2007 - 2013)
  • Computer science (VBA and use of MS Office) (exercises for the bachelors biochemistry/biotechnology, chemistry, geology and geography) (2007 - 2011)
  • Programming (Python) (exercises for the bachelors biochemistry/biotechnology, chemistry, geology and geography) (2011 - 2013)
  • Programming (I) (Java) (exercises for the bachelors computer science, mathematics and physics) (2014 - 2015)
  • Analysis I (for the bachelors computer science) (2015 - 2016)
  • Algorithms and Data-structures 2 (exercises for the bachelors computer science) (2015 - present)
  • Calculus (for the bachelors computer science) (2017 - present)
  • Structure generation: a four-part course on structure generation taught at University of West-Bohemia during 2014-2015.

Thesis students

Students I supervised or co-supervised. Students for whom I assisted the thesis.

Research interest

  • Generation of structures in chemistry and mathematics
  • Combinatorial geometry
  • Tilings
  • Mathematical conjecturing
  • Development of tools for graph theory
  • General (graph) generation algorithms
  • Graph theory
  • Hamiltonicity and related properties

Publications

  1. K. Ozeki, N. Van Cleemput, C. Zamfirescu, Hamiltonian properties in plane graphs with few 3-cuts - a survey, submitted.
  2. N. Van Cleemput, Hamiltonian-connectedness of triangulations with few separating triangles, submitted.
  3. N. Van Cleemput, Generation of Delaney-Dress graphs, submitted.
  4. L. Hutchinson, V. Kamat, C. E. Larson, S. Mehta, D. Muncy, and N. Van Cleemput, Automated Conjecturing VI: Domination Number of Benzenoids, to appear in MATCH Commun. Math. Comput. Chem.
  5. G. Brinkmann, J. Souffriau, N. Van Cleemput, On the number of hamiltonian cycles in triangulations with few separating triangles, to appear in Journal of Graph Theory (DOI).
  6. C.E. Larson, N. Van Cleemput, Automated Conjecturing I: Fajtlowicz's Dalmatian Heuristic Revisited (Extended Abstract), Proceedings of the 2017 International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-17), Melbourne.
  7. C.E. Larson, N. Van Cleemput, Automated Conjecturing III: Property-relations conjectures, Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence, 81 (3), 2017, pp. 315-327 (DOI).
  8. N. Bašić, G. Brinkmann, P.W. Fowler, T. Pisanski, N. Van Cleemput, Sizes of Pentagonal Clusters in Fullerenes, Journal of Mathematical Chemistry 55 (8), 2017, pp. 1669-1682 (DOI).
  9. G. Brinkmann, J. Souffriau, N. Van Cleemput, On the strongest form of a theorem of Whitney for hamiltonian cycles in plane triangulations, Journal of Graph Theory 83 (1), 2016, pp. 78-91 (DOI).
  10. C.E. Larson, N. Van Cleemput, Automated Conjecturing I: Fajtlowicz's Dalmatian Heuristic Revisited, Artificial Intelligence 231, 2016, pp. 17-38.
  11. T. Kaiser, M. Saumell, N. Van Cleemput, 10-Gabriel graphs are Hamiltonian, Information Processing Letters 115, 2015, pp. 877-881 (DOI).
  12. G. Brinkmann, C.E. Larson, J. Souffriau, N. Van Cleemput, Construction of planar 4-connected triangulations, Ars Mathematica Contemporanea 9 (2), 2015, pp. 145-159 (link).
  13. I. Althöfer, J.K. Haugland, K. Scherer, F. Schneider, N. Van Cleemput, Alternating Plane Graphs, Ars Mathematica Contemporanea 8 (2), 2015, pp. 337-363 (link).
  14. Y. Akama, N. Van Cleemput, Spherical tilings by congruent quadrangles: Forbidden cases and substructures, Ars Mathematica Contemporanea 8 (2), 2015, pp. 297-318 (link).
  15. G. Brinkmann, J. Goedgebeur, N. Van Cleemput, The history of the generation of cubic graphs, International Journal of Chemical Modeling, 5(2-3), 2013, pp. 67-89.
  16. C.E. Larson, N. Van Cleemput, Forcing independence, Croat. Chem. Acta 86 (4), 2013, pp. 469-475 (DOI), (link) or (direct link)
  17. G. Brinkmann, N. Van Cleemput, T.Pisanski, Generation of various classes of trivalent graphs, Theoretical Computer Science 502, 2013, pp. 16-29 (DOI).
  18. G. Brinkmann, N. Van Cleemput, Classification and Generation of Nanocones, Discrete Applied Mathematics 159 (15), 2011, pp. 1528-1539.
  19. G. Brinkmann, O. Delgado Friedrichs, S. Lisken, A. Peeters, N. Van Cleemput, CaGe - a Virtual Environment for Studying Some Special Classes of Plane Graphs - an Update, MATCH Commun. Math. Comput. Chem., 63(3), 2010, pp. 533-552 (link).
  20. G. Brinkmann, O. Delgado-Friedrichs, E.C. Kirby, N. Van Cleemput, A Catalogue of Periodic Fully-Resonant Azulene-Transitive Azulenoid Tilings Analogous to Clar Structures, Croat. Chem. Acta 82 (4), 2009, pp. 781-789 (link) or (direct link)
  21. A. Peeters, K. Coolsaet, G. Brinkmann, N. Van Cleemput, V. Fack, GrInvIn in a Nutshell, Journal of Mathematical Chemistry 45, 2009, pp. 471-477 (DOI)

PhD dissertation

On 21 September 2012 I defended my PhD with the title "Generation of structures in chemistry and mathematics". You can find the dissertation on the website of Ghent University at this link.

Talks

  • Educational innovation day of Ghent University (Ghent, Belgium, 10/05/2007) (Dutch): Abstract/Slides
  • 6th Cologne-Twente Workshop on Graphs and Combinatorial Optimization (Enschede, Netherlands, 29-31/05/2007): Plenary talk with Gunnar Brinkmann: Abstract/Slides
  • MATH / CHEM / COMP (Verbania, Italy, 10-13/06/2008): Toroidal Azulenoids: Abstract/Slides
  • (Informal) Workshop on Structural and Computational Graph Theory (Ghent, Belgium, 20/06/2008): Toroidal Azulenoids: Abstract/Slides
  • Colloquium on Combinatorics (Magdeburg, Germany, 13-14/11/2008): Toroidal Azulenoids: Abstract/Slides
  • 8th Cologne-Twente Workshop on Graphs and Combinatorial Optimization (Paris, France, 02-04/06/2009): Nanocones: A classification result in chemistry: Abstract/Slides
  • MATH / CHEM / COMP (Dubrovnik, Croatia, 08-13/06/2009): Nanocones: A classification result in chemistry: Abstract/Slides
  • Colloquium on Combinatorics (Magdeburg, Germany, 13-14/11/2009): Nanocones: A classification result in chemistry: Abstract/Slides
  • MATH / CHEM / COMP (Dubrovnik, Croatia, 07-12/06/2010): CaGe: A virtual environment for studying some special classes of plane graphs: Abstract/Slides
  • 8th French Combinatorial Conference (Orsay, France, 28/06/2010 - 02/07/2010): Generation of generalized 3-regular graphs: Abstract/Slides
  • Computers in Scientific Discovery 5 (Sheffield, UK, 20-23/07/2010): Generation of generalized 3-regular graphs: Abstract/Slides
  • Colloquium on Combinatorics (Saarbrücken, Germany, 11-13/11/2010): Generation of generalized 3-regular graphs: Abstract/Slides
  • CanaDAM (Victoria, Canada, 31/05/2011-03/06/2011): CaGe: A virtual environment for studying some special classes of plane graphs: Abstract/Slides
  • Informal mini-workshop (Ghent, Belgium, 08/09/2011): Generation of Delaney-Dress symbols: Slides
  • Colloquium on Combinatorics (Magdeburg, Germany, 11-12/11/2011): Generation of Delaney-Dress symbols: Abstract/Slides
  • ICCAM 2012 - International Congress on Computational and Applied Mathematics (Ghent, Belgium, 09-13/07/2012): Nanocones: A classification result in chemistry: Abstract/Slides
  • Computers in Scientific Discovery 6 (Portoroz, Slovenia, 21-25/08/2012): Generation of Delaney-Dress symbols: Abstract/Slides
  • Informal workshop (Ghent, Belgium, 30-31/08/2012): Spherical tilings by congruent quadrangles (black board presentation)
  • PhD defense (Ghent, Belgium, 21/09/2012): Slides
  • Colloquium on Combinatorics (Berlin, Germany, 16-17/11/2012): Spherical tilings by congruent quadrangles: Abstract/Slides
  • CanaDAM (St.-John's, Canada, 10/06/2013-13/06/2013): Spherical tilings by congruent quadrangles: Abstract/Slides
  • GraphDay@ULB (Brussels, Belgium, 02/10/2013): Hamiltonian cycles in triangulations: Abstract/Slides
  • Graph theory seminar (Pilsen, Czech Republic, 19/11/2013): Hamiltonian cycles in triangulations: Slides
  • Graph theory seminar (Pilsen, Czech Republic, 25/02/2014): Structure generation: Slides
  • ICGT 2014 (Grenoble, France, 30/06/2014 - 04/07/2014): On the strongest form of a theorem of Whitney for hamiltonian cycles in plane triangulations: Slides
  • VCU Discrete Mathematics Seminar (Richmond, USA, 02/09/2014): On the strongest form of a theorem of Whitney for hamiltonian cycles in plane triangulations: Abstract/Slides/Handouts
  • VCU Discrete Mathematics Seminar (Richmond, USA, 09/09/2014): Structure generation - a case study: Abstract/Slides/Handouts
  • CAAGT seminar (Ghent, Belgium, 08/12/2014): Conway's Thrackle Conjecture (black board talk)
  • CAAGT seminar (Ghent, Belgium, 27/03/2015, 03/04/2015, 17/04/2015): Generation of Delaney-Dress symbols (black board talk in three parts)
  • Computers in Scientific Discovery 7 (Richmond, USA, 19-23/07/2015): Classification and generation of nanocones (invited talk): Slides
  • Cycles and Colourings 2015 (Novy Smokovec, Slovakia, 07-11/09/2015): On the number of hamiltonian cycles in triangulations with few separating triangles: Slides
  • Colloquium on Combinatorics (Ilmenau, Germany, 6-7/11/2015): On the strongest form of a theorem of Whitney for hamiltonian cycles in plane triangulations: Abstract/Slides/Handouts
  • VCU Discrete Mathematics Seminar (Richmond, USA, 05/04/2016): On the number of hamiltonian cycles in triangulations with few separating triangles: Abstract/Slides/Handouts
  • Ghent Graph Theory Workshop on Longest Paths and Longest Cycles (Ghent, Belgium, 1-2/08/2016): Connections between decomposition trees of 3-connected plane triangulations and hamiltonian properties (invited talk): Slides/Handouts
  • Colloquium on Combinatorics (Paderborn, Germany, 4-5/11/2016): On the number of hamiltonian cycles in triangulations with few separating triangles: Abstract/Slides/Handouts
  • CAAGT seminar (Ghent, Belgium, 28/04/2017): Type-0 triangles: Slides/Handouts
  • Computers in Scientific Discovery 8 (Mons, Belgium, 23-25/08/2017): Non-hamiltonian and non-traceable regular 3-connected planar graphs: Abstract/Slides/Handouts

Posters

  • Educational innovation day of Ghent University (10/05/2007) (Dutch): Poster
  • 9th PhD Symposium FirW (04/12/2008): Abstract/Poster
  • Educational innovation day of Ghent University (16/11/2009) (Dutch): Poster

Attended conferences

Only the conferences where I did not give a presentation
  • JavaPolis 2007 (Antwerp, Belgium, 12-14/12/2007)
  • Devoxx 2008 (Antwerp, Belgium, 10-12/12/2008)
  • FOSDEM 2009 (Brussels, Belgium, 7-8/02/2009)
  • 5th meeting of the IAMC (Dubrovnik, Croatia, 13-16/06/2009)
  • Devoxx 2009 (Antwerp, Belgium, 18-20/11/2009)
  • FOSDEM 2010 (Brussels, Belgium, 6-7/02/2010)
  • 6th meeting of the IAMC (Dubrovnik, Croatia, 5-6/06/2010)
  • FOSDEM 2011 (Brussels, Belgium, 5-6/02/2011)
  • FOSDEM 2012 (Brussels, Belgium, 4-5/02/2012)
  • FOSDEM 2013 (Brussels, Belgium, 2-3/02/2013)
  • GraphDay@Mons (Mons, Belgium, 5/03/2013)
  • Winter school on Algorithm Design (Beroun, Czech Republic, 12/12/2013 - 15/12/2013)
  • Mathematics in Chemistry meeting (Leipzig, Germany, 26/10/2016 - 28/10/2016)
  • 9th Workshop on the Matthews-Sumner Conjecture and related Problems (Pilsen, Czech Republic, 09/04/2017 - 14/04/2017)

Organised conferences

Research visits

  • visit to VCU to work with Craig Larson (Richmond, VA, United States, 22/08/2014 - 15/09/2014)
  • visit to UCLA to work with Stan Schein (Los Angeles, CA, United States, 23/01/2016 - 05/02/2016)
  • visit to VCU to work with Craig Larson (Richmond, VA, United States, 25/03/2016 - 15/03/2016)
  • visit to UCLA to work with Stan Schein (Los Angeles, CA, United States, 19/01/2017 - 27/01/2017)
  • visit to VCU to work with Craig Larson (Richmond, VA, United States, 03/09/2017 - 14/09/2017)

Software

Software in which I played a significant role. To be completed...

Contributions

Software to which I made smaller contributions.
To be completed...