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All reports by Author Yizhi Huang:

TR23-072 | 18th May 2023
Yeyuan Chen, Yizhi Huang, Jiatu Li, Hanlin Ren

Range Avoidance, Remote Point, and Hard Partial Truth Tables via Satisfying-Pairs Algorithms

The *range avoidance problem*, denoted as $\mathcal{C}$-$\rm Avoid$, asks to find a non-output of a given $\mathcal{C}$-circuit $C:\{0,1\}^n\to\{0,1\}^\ell$ with stretch $\ell>n$. This problem has recently received much attention in complexity theory for its connections with circuit lower bounds and other explicit construction problems. Inspired by the Algorithmic Method for circuit ... more >>>

TR23-046 | 13th April 2023
Yizhi Huang, Rahul Ilango, Hanlin Ren

NP-Hardness of Approximating Meta-Complexity: A Cryptographic Approach

It is a long-standing open problem whether the Minimum Circuit Size Problem ($\mathrm{MCSP}$) and related meta-complexity problems are NP-complete. Even for the rare cases where the NP-hardness of meta-complexity problems are known, we only know very weak hardness of approximation.

In this work, we prove NP-hardness of approximating meta-complexity with ... more >>>

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