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SACT Seminar: The Maximum Facility Location Problem

Time: 1:00pm Tuesday, 8th September. Location: SIT 459 Speaker: Mitchell Jones, University of Sydney Title: The Maximum Facility Location Problem Abstract: In the maximum facility location problem, we are given a set of clients and facilities. Assigning a client to a facility incurs a cost and each facility has an associated interval on the real line. Our goal is to assign as many clients to open facilities in order to maximise the cost of assignment. Open facilities cannot have their respective intervals overlap. In this talk we look at two new approximation algorithms for this problem that use LP-rounding techniques. The first is 0.19-approximation algorithm, and the second is a randomised rounding algorithm

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