All reports by Author Artur Riazanov:

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TR24-117
| 12th June 2024
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Ludmila Glinskih, Artur Riazanov#### Partial Minimum Branching Program Size Problem is ETH-hard

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TR23-181
| 20th November 2023
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Mika Göös, Ilan Newman, Artur Riazanov, Dmitry Sokolov#### Hardness Condensation by Restriction

Revisions: 1

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TR23-071
| 8th May 2023
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Yuval Filmus, Itai Leigh, Artur Riazanov, Dmitry Sokolov#### Sampling and Certifying Symmetric Functions

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TR23-049
| 17th April 2023
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Mika Göös, Artur Riazanov, Anastasia Sofronova, Dmitry Sokolov#### Top-Down Lower Bounds for Depth-Four Circuits

Revisions: 1

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TR23-016
| 22nd February 2023
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Yuval Filmus, Edward Hirsch, Artur Riazanov, Alexander Smal, Marc Vinyals#### Proving Unsatisfiability with Hitting Formulas

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TR22-046
| 4th April 2022
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Dmitry Itsykson, Artur Riazanov#### Automating OBDD proofs is NP-hard

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TR20-184
| 10th December 2020
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Dmitry Itsykson, Artur Riazanov#### Proof complexity of natural formulas via communication arguments

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TR20-073
| 5th May 2020
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Sam Buss, Dmitry Itsykson, Alexander Knop, Artur Riazanov, Dmitry Sokolov#### Lower Bounds on OBDD Proofs with Several Orders

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TR19-178
| 5th December 2019
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Dmitry Itsykson, Artur Riazanov, Danil Sagunov, Petr Smirnov#### Almost Tight Lower Bounds on Regular Resolution Refutations of Tseitin Formulas for All Constant-Degree Graphs

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TR19-069
| 6th May 2019
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Nicola Galesi, Dmitry Itsykson, Artur Riazanov, Anastasia Sofronova#### Bounded-depth Frege complexity of Tseitin formulas for all graphs

Revisions: 1

Ludmila Glinskih, Artur Riazanov

We show that assuming the Exponential Time Hypothesis, the Partial Minimum Branching Program Size Problem (MBPSP*) requires superpolynomial time. This result also applies to the partial minimization problems for many interesting subclasses of branching programs, such as read-$k$ branching programs and OBDDs.

Combining these results with our recent result (Glinskih ... more >>>

Mika Göös, Ilan Newman, Artur Riazanov, Dmitry Sokolov

Can every $n$-bit boolean function with deterministic query complexity $k\ll n$ be restricted to $O(k)$ variables such that the query complexity remains $\Omega(k)$? That is, can query complexity be condensed via restriction? We study such hardness condensation questions in both query and communication complexity, proving two main results.

$\bullet~$ $\mathbf{Negative}$: ... more >>>

Yuval Filmus, Itai Leigh, Artur Riazanov, Dmitry Sokolov

A circuit $\mathcal{C}$ samples a distribution $\mathbf{X}$ with an error $\epsilon$ if the statistical distance between the output of $\mathcal{C}$ on the uniform input and $\mathbf{X}$ is $\epsilon$. We study the hardness of sampling a uniform distribution over the set of $n$-bit strings of Hamming weight $k$ denoted by $\mathbf{U}^n_k$ ... more >>>

Mika Göös, Artur Riazanov, Anastasia Sofronova, Dmitry Sokolov

We present a top-down lower-bound method for depth-$4$ boolean circuits. In particular, we give a new proof of the well-known result that the parity function requires depth-$4$ circuits of size exponential in $n^{1/3}$. Our proof is an application of robust sunflowers and block unpredictability.

more >>>Yuval Filmus, Edward Hirsch, Artur Riazanov, Alexander Smal, Marc Vinyals

Hitting formulas have been studied in many different contexts at least since [Iwama 1989]. A hitting formula is a set of Boolean clauses such that any two of the clauses cannot be simultaneously falsified. [Peitl and Szeider 2022] conjectured that the family of unsatisfiable hitting formulas should contain the hardest ... more >>>

Dmitry Itsykson, Artur Riazanov

We prove that the proof system OBDD(and, weakening) is not automatable unless P = NP. The proof is based upon the celebrated result of Atserias and Muller [FOCS 2019] about the hardness of automatability for resolution. The heart of the proof is lifting with a multi-output indexing gadget from resolution ... more >>>

Dmitry Itsykson, Artur Riazanov

A canonical communication problem ${\rm Search}(\phi)$ is defined for every unsatisfiable CNF $\phi$: an assignment to the variables of $\phi$ is distributed among the communicating parties, they are to find a clause of $\phi$ falsified by this assignment. Lower bounds on the randomized $k$-party communication complexity of ${\rm Search}(\phi)$ in ... more >>>

Sam Buss, Dmitry Itsykson, Alexander Knop, Artur Riazanov, Dmitry Sokolov

This paper is motivated by seeking lower bounds on OBDD($\land$, weakening, reordering) refutations, namely OBDD refutations that allow weakening and arbitrary reorderings. We first work with 1-NBP($\land$) refutations based on read-once nondeterministic branching programs. These generalize OBDD($\land$, reordering) refutations. There are polynomial size 1-NBP($\land$) refutations of the pigeonhole principle, hence ... more >>>

Dmitry Itsykson, Artur Riazanov, Danil Sagunov, Petr Smirnov

We show that the size of any regular resolution refutation of Tseitin formula $T(G,c)$ based on a graph $G$ is at least $2^{\Omega(tw(G)/\log n)}$, where $n$ is the number of vertices in $G$ and $tw(G)$ is the treewidth of $G$. For constant degree graphs there is known upper bound $2^{O(tw(G))}$ ... more >>>

Nicola Galesi, Dmitry Itsykson, Artur Riazanov, Anastasia Sofronova

We prove that there is a constant $K$ such that \emph{Tseitin} formulas for an undirected graph $G$ requires proofs of

size $2^{\mathrm{tw}(G)^{\Omega(1/d)}}$ in depth-$d$ Frege systems for $d<\frac{K \log n}{\log \log n}$, where $\tw(G)$ is the treewidth of $G$. This extends H{\aa}stad recent lower bound for the grid graph ...
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