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All reports by Author Amnon Ta-Shma:

TR21-020 | 15th February 2021
Gil Cohen, Dean Doron, Oren Renard, Ori Sberlo, Amnon Ta-Shma

Error Reduction For Weighted PRGs Against Read Once Branching Programs

Weighted pseudorandom generators (WPRGs), introduced by Braverman, Cohen and Garg [BCG20], is a generalization of pseudorandom generators (PRGs) in which arbitrary real weights are considered rather than a probability mass. Braverman et al. constructed WPRGs against read once branching programs (ROBPs) with near-optimal dependence on the error parameter. Chattopadhyay and ... more >>>

TR20-059 | 16th April 2020
Gonen Krak, Noam Parzanchevski, Amnon Ta-Shma

Pr-ZSUBEXP is not contained in Pr-RP

Revisions: 1

We unconditionally prove there exists a promise problem in promise ZSUBEXP that cannot be solved in promise RP.
The proof technique builds upon Kabanets' easy witness method [Kab01] as implemented by Impagliazzo et. al [IKW02], with a separate diagonalization carried out on each of the two alternatives in the ... more >>>

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