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All reports by Author Per Austrin:

TR21-021 | 18th February 2021
Per Austrin, Kilian Risse

Average-Case Perfect Matching Lower Bounds from Hardness of Tseitin Formulas

We study the complexity of proving that a sparse random regular graph on an odd number of vertices does not have a perfect matching, and related problems involving each vertex being matched some pre-specified number of times. We show that this requires proofs of degree $\Omega(n/\log n)$ in the Polynomial ... more >>>

TR19-151 | 5th November 2019
Per Austrin, Jonah Brown-Cohen, Johan Håstad

Optimal Inapproximability with Universal Factor Graphs

The factor graph of an instance of a constraint satisfaction problem (CSP) is the bipartite graph indicating which variables appear in each constraint. An instance of the CSP is given by the factor graph together with a list of which predicate is applied for each constraint. We establish that many ... more >>>

TR19-048 | 2nd April 2019
Per Austrin, Amey Bhangale, Aditya Potukuchi

Simplified inpproximability of hypergraph coloring via t-agreeing families

We reprove the results on the hardness of approximating hypergraph coloring using a different technique based on bounds on the size of extremal $t$-agreeing families of $[q]^n$. Specifically, using theorems of Frankl-Tokushige [FT99], Ahlswede-Khachatrian [AK98] and Frankl [F76] on the size of such families, we give simple and unified proofs ... more >>>

TR13-159 | 20th November 2013
Per Austrin, Venkatesan Guruswami, Johan Håstad

$(2+\epsilon)$-SAT is NP-hard

Revisions: 2

We prove the following hardness result for a natural promise variant of the classical CNF-satisfiability problem: Given a CNF-formula where each clause has width $w$ and the guarantee that there exists an assignment satisfying at least $g = \lceil \frac{w}{2}\rceil -1$ literals in each clause, it is NP-hard to find ... more >>>

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