sfsu-colombia combinatorics initiative
san francisco state university
universidad de los andes
federico ardila



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Every few years we hold the Encuentro Colombiano de Combinatoria (ECCO), attended by students and researchers from SFSU, Colombia, and many other places. We have minicourses by international experts, problem sessions, research talks, a discussion panel, a hike or two, and a visit to one of Colombia's legendary salsa clubs. The activities are designed to give everyone opportunities to interact closely with people at all stages of the mathematical career. We do our best to build a very professional and very welcoming atmosphere. We are collaborators, and we are also a community.


ECCO 1 . March, 2003
Minicourses: Federico Ardila, Mercedes Rosas, Mark Skandera

ECCO 2 . June, 2008
Minicourses: Federico Ardila, Bernardo Uribe

ECCO 3 . June 11-22, 2012
Minicourses: Helene Barcelo, Nantel Bergeron, Alex Postnikov, Bernd Sturmfels

ECCO 4 . June 2-13, 2014
Minicourses: Lou Billera, Sara Billey, Bruce Sagan, Richard Stanley

ECCO 5 . June 13-24, 2016
Minicourses: Marcelo Aguiar, Anders Björner, Sylvie Corteel, Francisco Santos
Plenary talks: Matthias Beck, Michelle Wachs
This is also a CIMPA-Colombia research school.



The Encuentros Colombianos de Combinatoria 1-4 were funded by Federico Ardila's National Science Foundation CAREER Award DMS-0956178, Universidad de Los Andes, and San Francisco State University.
ECCO 5 was funded by CIMPA, Universidad de Antioquia, Universidad Nacional, San Francisco State University, the Fields Institute, and Banco de la Republica.