Jan-Hendrik Lange (PhD Student)

MSc Jan-Hendrik Lange

Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik
Saarland Informatics Campus
Campus E1 4
66123 Saarbrücken
E1 4 - Room 629
+49 681 9325 2029
+49 681 9325 2099
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Research Interests:

  • Combinatorial Optimization
  • Applications of Mathematical Optimization in Machine Learning


  • Master of Science in Mathematics with Minor in Computer Science, Technische Universität Darmstadt, June 2016
  • Since June 2016: PhD Student at Max Planck Institute for Informatics



Discrete-Continuous ADMM for Transductive Inference in Higher-Order MRFs
E. Laude, J.-H. Lange, J. Schüpfer, C. Domokos, L. Leal-Taixé, F. R. Schmidt, B. Andres and D. Cremers
IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2018), 2018
Partial Optimality and Fast Lower Bounds for Weighted Correlation Clustering
J.-H. Lange, A. Karrenbauer and B. Andres
Proceedings of the 35th International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML 2018), 2018
Combinatorial Persistency Criteria for Multicut and Max-Cut
J.-H. Lange, B. Andres and P. Swoboda
Technical Report, 2018
(arXiv: 1812.01426)
In combinatorial optimization, partial variable assignments are called persistent if they agree with some optimal solution. We propose persistency criteria for the multicut and max-cut problem as well as fast combinatorial routines to verify them. The criteria that we derive are based on mappings that improve feasible multicuts, respectively cuts. Our elementary criteria can be checked enumeratively. The more advanced ones rely on fast algorithms for upper and lower bounds for the respective cut problems and max-flow techniques for auxiliary min-cut problems. Our methods can be used as a preprocessing technique for reducing problem sizes or for computing partial optimality guarantees for solutions output by heuristic solvers. We show the efficacy of our methods on instances of both problems from computer vision, biomedical image analysis and statistical physics.
Efficient Algorithms for Moral Lineage Tracing
M. Rempfler, J.-H. Lange, F. Jug, C. Blasse, E. W. Myers, B. H. Menze and B. Andres
IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV 2017), 2017
Analysis and Optimization of Graph Decompositions by Lifted Multicuts
A. Horňáková, J.-H. Lange and B. Andres
Proceedings of the 34th International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML 2017), 2017
Decomposition of Trees and Paths via Correlation
J.-H. Lange and B. Andres
Technical Report, 2017
(arXiv: 1706.06822v2)
We study the problem of decomposing (clustering) a tree with respect to costs attributed to pairs of nodes, so as to minimize the sum of costs for those pairs of nodes that are in the same component (cluster). For the general case and for the special case of the tree being a star, we show that the problem is NP-hard. For the special case of the tree being a path, this problem is known to be polynomial time solvable. We characterize several classes of facets of the combinatorial polytope associated with a formulation of this clustering problem in terms of lifted multicuts. In particular, our results yield a complete totally dual integral (TDI) description of the lifted multicut polytope for paths, which establishes a connection to the combinatorial properties of alternative formulations such as set partitioning.