# Taibo Luo

## Publications Authored By Taibo Luo

The {\em maximum duo-preservation string mapping} ({\sc Max-Duo}) problem is the complement of the well studied {\em minimum common string partition} ({\sc MCSP}) problem, both of which have applications in many fields including text compression and bioinformatics. $k$-{\sc Max-Duo} is the restricted version of {\sc Max-Duo}, where every letter of the alphabet occurs at most $k$ times in each of the strings, which is readily reduced into the well known {\em maximum independent set} ({\sc MIS}) problem on a graph of maximum degree $\Delta \le 6(k-1)$. In particular, $2$-{\sc Max-Duo} can then be approximated arbitrarily close to $1. Read More

We study the {\em maximum duo-preservation string mapping} ({\sc Max-Duo}) problem, which is the complement of the well studied {\em minimum common string partition} ({\sc MCSP}) problem. Both problems have applications in many fields including text compression and bioinformatics. Motivated by an earlier local search algorithm, we present an improved approximation and show that its performance ratio is no greater than ${35}/{12} < 2. Read More

We investigate a single machine rescheduling problem that arises from an unexpected machine unavailability, after the given set of jobs has already been scheduled to minimize the total weighted completion time. Such a disruption is represented as an unavailable time interval and is revealed to the production planner before any job is processed; the production planner wishes to reschedule the jobs to minimize the alteration to the originally planned schedule, which is measured as the maximum time deviation between the original and the new schedules for all the jobs. The objective function in this rescheduling problem is to minimize the sum of the total weighted completion time and the weighted maximum time deviation, under the constraint that the maximum time deviation is bounded above by a given value. Read More