All reports by Author S Venkitesh:

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TR21-098
| 7th July 2021
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Srikanth Srinivasan, S Venkitesh#### On the Probabilistic Degree of an $n$-variate Boolean Function

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TR19-138
| 6th October 2019
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Srikanth Srinivasan, Utkarsh Tripathi, S Venkitesh#### On the Probabilistic Degrees of Symmetric Boolean functions

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TR19-109
| 21st August 2019
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Srikanth Srinivasan, Utkarsh Tripathi, S Venkitesh#### Decoding Downset codes over a finite grid

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TR18-157
| 10th September 2018
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Nutan Limaye, Karteek Sreenivasiah, Srikanth Srinivasan, Utkarsh Tripathi, S Venkitesh#### The Coin Problem in Constant Depth: Sample Complexity and Parity gates

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Srikanth Srinivasan, S Venkitesh

Nisan and Szegedy (CC 1994) showed that any Boolean function $f:\{0,1\}^n\to\{0,1\}$ that depends on all its input variables, when represented as a real-valued multivariate polynomial $P(x_1,\ldots,x_n)$, has degree at least $\log n - O(\log \log n)$. This was improved to a tight $(\log n - O(1))$ bound by Chiarelli, Hatami ... more >>>

Srikanth Srinivasan, Utkarsh Tripathi, S Venkitesh

The probabilistic degree of a Boolean function $f:\{0,1\}^n\rightarrow \{0,1\}$ is defined to be the smallest $d$ such that there is a random polynomial $\mathbf{P}$ of degree at most $d$ that agrees with $f$ at each point with high probability. Introduced by Razborov (1987), upper and lower bounds on probabilistic degrees ... more >>>

Srikanth Srinivasan, Utkarsh Tripathi, S Venkitesh

In a recent paper, Kim and Kopparty (Theory of Computing, 2017) gave a deterministic algorithm for the unique decoding problem for polynomials of bounded total degree over a general grid $S_1\times\cdots \times S_m.$ We show that their algorithm can be adapted to solve the unique decoding problem for the general ... more >>>

Nutan Limaye, Karteek Sreenivasiah, Srikanth Srinivasan, Utkarsh Tripathi, S Venkitesh

The $\delta$-Coin Problem is the computational problem of distinguishing between coins that are heads with probability $(1+\delta)/2$ or $(1-\delta)/2,$ where $\delta$ is a parameter that is going to $0$. We study the complexity of this problem in the model of constant-depth Boolean circuits and prove the following results.

1. Upper ... more >>>