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All reports by Author Maurice Jansen:

TR11-135 | 9th October 2011
Maurice Jansen, Rahul Santhanam

Stronger Lower Bounds and Randomness-Hardness Tradeoffs using Associated Algebraic Complexity Classes

We associate to each Boolean language complexity class $\mathcal{C}$ the algebraic class $a\cdot\mathcal{C}$ consisting of families of polynomials $\{f_n\}$ for which the evaluation problem over the integers is in $\mathcal{C}$. We prove the following lower bound and randomness-to-hardness results:

1. If polynomial identity testing (PIT) is in $NSUBEXP$ then $a\cdot ... more >>>

TR11-133 | 4th October 2011
Maurice Jansen, Rahul Santhanam

Marginal Hitting Sets Imply Super-Polynomial Lower Bounds for Permanent

Suppose $f$ is a univariate polynomial of degree $r=r(n)$ that is computed by a size $n$ arithmetic circuit.
It is a basic fact of algebra that a nonzero univariate polynomial of degree $r$ can vanish on at most $r$ points. This implies that for checking whether $f$ is identically zero, ... more >>>

TR10-118 | 27th July 2010
Maurice Jansen

Extracting Roots of Arithmetic Circuits by Adapting Numerical Methods

Revisions: 2

For two polynomials $f \in \mathbb{F}[x_1, x_2, \ldots, x_n, y]$ and $p \in \mathbb{F}[x_1, x_2, \ldots, x_n]$, we say that $p$ is a root of $f$, if $f(x_1, x_2, \ldots, x_n, p) \equiv 0$. We study the relation between the arithmetic circuit sizes of $f$ and $p$ for general circuits ... more >>>

TR10-084 | 14th May 2010
Maurice Jansen, Youming Qiao, Jayalal Sarma

Deterministic Identity Testing of Read-Once Algebraic Branching Programs

An algebraic branching program (ABP) is given by a directed acyclic graph with source and sink vertices $s$ and $t$, respectively, and where edges are labeled by variables or field constants. An ABP computes the sum of weights of all directed paths from $s$ to $t$, where the weight of ... more >>>

TR10-015 | 8th February 2010
Maurice Jansen, Youming Qiao, Jayalal Sarma

Deterministic Black-Box Identity Testing $\pi$-Ordered Algebraic Branching Programs

In this paper we study algebraic branching programs (ABPs) with restrictions on the order and the number of reads of variables in the program. Given a permutation $\pi$ of $n$ variables, for a $\pi$-ordered ABP ($\pi$-OABP), for any directed path $p$ from source to sink, a variable can appear at ... more >>>

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