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All reports by Author Chi-Ning Chou:

TR22-068 | 5th May 2022
Chi-Ning Chou, Alexander Golovnev, Amirbehshad Shahrasbi, Madhu Sudan, Santhoshini Velusamy

Sketching Approximability of (Weak) Monarchy Predicates

Revisions: 1

We analyze the sketching approximability of constraint satisfaction problems on Boolean domains, where the constraints are balanced linear threshold functions applied to literals. In particular, we explore the approximability of monarchy-like functions where the value of the function is determined by a weighted combination of the vote of the first ... more >>>

TR21-116 | 10th August 2021
Nai-Hui Chia, Chi-Ning Chou, Jiayu Zhang, Ruizhe Zhang

Quantum Meets the Minimum Circuit Size Problem

Revisions: 1

In this work, we initiate the study of the Minimum Circuit Size Problem (MCSP) in the quantum setting. MCSP is a problem to compute the circuit complexity of Boolean functions. It is a fascinating problem in complexity theory---its hardness is mysterious, and a better understanding of its hardness can have ... more >>>

TR21-086 | 22nd June 2021
Chi-Ning Chou, Alexander Golovnev, Madhu Sudan, Ameya Velingker, Santhoshini Velusamy

Linear Space Streaming Lower Bounds for Approximating CSPs

Revisions: 1

We consider the approximability of constraint satisfaction problems in the streaming setting. For every constraint satisfaction problem (CSP) on $n$ variables taking values in $\{0,\ldots,q-1\}$, we prove that improving over the trivial approximability by a factor of $q$ requires $\Omega(n)$ space even on instances with $O(n)$ constraints. We also identify ... more >>>

TR21-063 | 3rd May 2021
Chi-Ning Chou, Alexander Golovnev, Madhu Sudan, Santhoshini Velusamy

Approximability of all finite CSPs in the dynamic streaming setting

Revisions: 3

A constraint satisfaction problem (CSP), Max-CSP$({\cal F})$, is specified by a finite set of constraints ${\cal F} \subseteq \{[q]^k \to \{0,1\}\}$ for positive integers $q$ and $k$. An instance of the problem on $n$ variables is given by $m$ applications of constraints from ${\cal F}$ to subsequences of the $n$ ... more >>>

TR21-011 | 13th February 2021
Chi-Ning Chou, Alexander Golovnev, Madhu Sudan, Santhoshini Velusamy

Classification of the streaming approximability of Boolean CSPs

Revisions: 4 , Comments: 1

A Boolean constraint satisfaction problem (CSP), Max-CSP$(f)$, is a maximization problem specified by a constraint $f:\{-1,1\}^k\to\{0,1\}$. An instance of the problem consists of $m$ constraint applications on $n$ Boolean variables, where each constraint application applies the constraint to $k$ literals chosen from the $n$ variables and their negations. The goal ... more >>>

TR19-037 | 5th March 2019
Chi-Ning Chou, Mrinal Kumar, Noam Solomon

Closure of VP under taking factors: a short and simple proof

Revisions: 1

In this note, we give a short, simple and almost completely self contained proof of a classical result of Kaltofen [Kal86, Kal87, Kal89] which shows that if an n variate degree $d$ polynomial f can be computed by an arithmetic circuit of size s, then each of its factors can ... more >>>

TR18-052 | 16th March 2018
Chi-Ning Chou, Mrinal Kumar, Noam Solomon

Some Closure Results for Polynomial Factorization and Applications

In a sequence of fundamental results in the 80's, Kaltofen showed that factors of multivariate polynomials with small arithmetic circuits have small arithmetic circuits. In other words, the complexity class $VP$ is closed under taking factors. A natural question in this context is to understand if other natural classes of ... more >>>

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