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TR22-034 | 3rd March 2022
Chin Ho Lee, Edward Pyne, Salil Vadhan

Fourier Growth of Regular Branching Programs

We analyze the Fourier growth, i.e. the $L_1$ Fourier weight at level $k$ (denoted $L_{1,k}$), of read-once regular branching programs.
We prove that every read-once regular branching program $B$ of width $w \in [1,\infty]$ with $s$ accepting states on $n$-bit inputs must have its $L_{1,k}$ bounded by
$$
\min\left\{ ... more >>>


TR21-143 | 13th October 2021
Edward Pyne

Hitting Sets For Regular Branching Programs

Revisions: 2

We construct an explicit $\varepsilon$-hitting set generator (HSG) for regular ordered branching programs of length $n$ and $\textit{unbounded width}$ with a single accept state that has seed length
\[O(\log(n)(\log\log(n)+\log(1/\varepsilon))).\]
Previously, the best known seed length for regular branching programs of width $w$ with a single accept state was ... more >>>


TR21-108 | 22nd July 2021
Edward Pyne, Salil Vadhan

Limitations of the Impagliazzo--Nisan--Wigderson Pseudorandom Generator against Permutation Branching Programs

The classic Impagliazzo--Nisan--Wigderson (INW) psesudorandom generator (PRG) (STOC `94) for space-bounded computation uses a seed of length $O(\log n \cdot \log(nwd/\varepsilon))$ to fool ordered branching programs of length $n$, width $w$, and alphabet size $d$ to within error $\varepsilon$. A series of works have shown that the analysis of the ... more >>>


TR21-019 | 17th February 2021
Edward Pyne, Salil Vadhan

Pseudodistributions That Beat All Pseudorandom Generators

Revisions: 1

A recent paper of Braverman, Cohen, and Garg (STOC 2018) introduced the concept of a pseudorandom pseudodistribution generator (PRPG), which amounts to a pseudorandom generator (PRG) whose outputs are accompanied with real coefficients that scale the acceptance probabilities of any potential distinguisher. They gave an explicit construction of PRPGs for ... more >>>


TR20-138 | 9th September 2020
William Hoza, Edward Pyne, Salil Vadhan

Pseudorandom Generators for Unbounded-Width Permutation Branching Programs

Revisions: 1

We prove that the Impagliazzo-Nisan-Wigderson (STOC 1994) pseudorandom generator (PRG) fools ordered (read-once) permutation branching programs of unbounded width with a seed length of $\widetilde{O}(\log d + \log n \cdot \log(1/\varepsilon))$, assuming the program has only one accepting vertex in the final layer. Here, $n$ is the length of the ... more >>>




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