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TR19-046 | 1st April 2019
Akash Kumar, C. Seshadhri, Andrew Stolman

andom walks and forbidden minors II: A $\poly(d\eps^{-1})$-query tester for minor-closed properties of bounded degree graphs

Revisions: 1

Let $G$ be a graph with $n$ vertices and maximum degree $d$. Fix some minor-closed property $\mathcal{P}$ (such as planarity).
We say that $G$ is $\varepsilon$-far from $\mathcal{P}$ if one has to remove $\varepsilon dn$ edges to make it have $\mathcal{P}$.
The problem of property testing $\mathcal{P}$ was introduced in ... more >>>


TR18-187 | 4th November 2018
Hadley Black, Deeparnab Chakrabarty, C. Seshadhri

Domain Reduction for Monotonicity Testing: A $o(d)$ Tester for Boolean Functions on Hypergrids

Revisions: 1

Testing monotonicity of Boolean functions over the hypergrid, $f:[n]^d \to \{0,1\}$, is a classic problem in property testing. When the range is real-valued, there are $\Theta(d\log n)$-query testers and this is tight. In contrast, the Boolean range qualitatively differs in two ways:
(1) Independence of $n$: There are testers ... more >>>


TR18-148 | 25th August 2018
Akash Kumar, C. Seshadhri, Andrew Stolman

Finding forbidden minors in sublinear time: a $n^{1/2+o(1)}$-query one-sided tester for minor closed properties on bounded degree graphs

Let $G$ be an undirected, bounded degree graph
with $n$ vertices. Fix a finite graph $H$, and suppose one must remove $\varepsilon n$ edges from $G$ to make it $H$-minor free (for some small constant $\varepsilon > 0$). We give an $n^{1/2+o(1)}$-time randomized procedure that, with high probability, finds an ... more >>>


TR18-101 | 20th May 2018
Akash Kumar, C. Seshadhri, Andrew Stolman

Finding forbidden minors in sublinear time: a $O(n^{1/2+o(1)})$-query one-sided tester for minor closed properties on bounded degree graphs

Let $G$ be an undirected, bounded degree graph with $n$ vertices. Fix a finite graph $H$, and suppose one must remove $\varepsilon n$ edges from $G$ to make it $H$-minor free (for some small constant $\varepsilon > 0$).
We give an $n^{1/2+o(1)}$-time randomized procedure that, with high probability, finds an ... more >>>


TR18-005 | 9th January 2018
C. Seshadhri, Deeparnab Chakrabarty

Adaptive Boolean Monotonicity Testing in Total Influence Time

The problem of testing monotonicity
of a Boolean function $f:\{0,1\}^n \to \{0,1\}$ has received much attention
recently. Denoting the proximity parameter by $\varepsilon$, the best tester is the non-adaptive $\widetilde{O}(\sqrt{n}/\varepsilon^2)$ tester
of Khot-Minzer-Safra (FOCS 2015). Let $I(f)$ denote the total influence
of $f$. We give an adaptive tester whose running ... more >>>


TR17-159 | 28th October 2017
Hadley Black, Deeparnab Chakrabarty, C. Seshadhri

A $o(d) \cdot \text{polylog}~n$ Monotonicity Tester for Boolean Functions over the Hypergrid $[n]^d$

We study monotonicity testing of Boolean functions over the hypergrid $[n]^d$ and design a non-adaptive tester with $1$-sided error whose query complexity is $\tilde{O}(d^{5/6})\cdot \text{poly}(\log n,1/\epsilon)$. Previous to our work, the best known testers had query complexity linear in $d$ but independent of $n$. We improve upon these testers as ... more >>>


TR17-111 | 2nd June 2017
Roksana Baleshzar, Deeparnab Chakrabarty, Ramesh Krishnan S. Pallavoor, Sofya Raskhodnikova, C. Seshadhri

A Lower Bound for Nonadaptive, One-Sided Error Testing of Unateness of Boolean Functions over the Hypercube

A Boolean function $f:\{0,1\}^d \to \{0,1\}$ is unate if, along each coordinate, the function is either nondecreasing or nonincreasing. In this note, we prove that any nonadaptive, one-sided error unateness tester must make $\Omega(\frac{d}{\log d})$ queries. This result improves upon the $\Omega(\frac{d}{\log^2 d})$ lower bound for the same class of ... more >>>


TR17-049 | 14th March 2017
Roksana Baleshzar, Deeparnab Chakrabarty, Ramesh Krishnan S. Pallavoor, Sofya Raskhodnikova, C. Seshadhri

Optimal Unateness Testers for Real-Valued Functions: Adaptivity Helps

We study the problem of testing unateness of functions $f:\{0,1\}^d \to \mathbb{R}.$ We give a $O(\frac{d}{\epsilon} \cdot \log\frac{d}{\epsilon})$-query nonadaptive tester and a $O(\frac{d}{\epsilon})$-query adaptive tester and show that both testers are optimal for a fixed distance parameter $\epsilon$. Previously known unateness testers worked only for Boolean functions, and their query ... more >>>


TR16-133 | 25th August 2016
C. Seshadhri, Deeparnab Chakrabarty

A $\widetilde{O}(n)$ Non-Adaptive Tester for Unateness

Revisions: 1

Khot and Shinkar (RANDOM, 2016) recently describe an adaptive, $O(n\log(n)/\varepsilon)$-query tester for unateness of Boolean functions $f:\{0,1\}^n \mapsto \{0,1\}$. In this note we describe a simple non-adaptive, $O(n\log(n/\varepsilon)/\varepsilon)$ -query tester for unateness for functions over the hypercube with any ordered range.

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TR14-042 | 2nd April 2014
Deeparnab Chakrabarty, Kashyap Dixit, Madhav Jha, C. Seshadhri

Property Testing on Product Distributions: Optimal Testers for Bounded Derivative Properties

The primary problem in property testing is to decide whether a given function satisfies a certain property, or is far from any function satisfying it. This crucially requires a notion of distance between functions. The most prevalent notion is the Hamming distance over the {\em uniform} distribution on the domain. ... more >>>


TR13-062 | 18th April 2013
C. Seshadhri, Deeparnab Chakrabarty

An optimal lower bound for monotonicity testing over hypergrids

For positive integers $n, d$, consider the hypergrid $[n]^d$ with the coordinate-wise product partial ordering denoted by $\prec$.
A function $f: [n]^d \mapsto \mathbb{N}$ is monotone if $\forall x \prec y$, $f(x) \leq f(y)$.
A function $f$ is $\varepsilon$-far from monotone if at least an $\varepsilon$-fraction of values must ... more >>>


TR13-029 | 19th February 2013
C. Seshadhri, Deeparnab Chakrabarty

A {\huge ${o(n)}$} monotonicity tester for Boolean functions over the hypercube

Revisions: 1

Given oracle access to a Boolean function $f:\{0,1\}^n \mapsto \{0,1\}$, we design a randomized tester that takes as input a parameter $\eps>0$, and outputs {\sf Yes} if the function is monotone, and outputs {\sf No} with probability $>2/3$, if the function is $\eps$-far from monotone. That is, $f$ needs to ... more >>>


TR12-035 | 5th April 2012
Artur Czumaj, Oded Goldreich, Dana Ron, C. Seshadhri, Asaf Shapira, Christian Sohler

Finding Cycles and Trees in Sublinear Time

Revisions: 1 , Comments: 1

(This is a revised version of work that was posted on arXiv in July 2010.)

We present sublinear-time (randomized) algorithms for finding simple cycles of length at least $k\geq3$ and tree-minors in bounded-degree graphs.
The complexity of these algorithms is related to the distance
of the graph from being ... more >>>


TR12-030 | 4th April 2012
C. Seshadhri, Deeparnab Chakrabarty

Optimal bounds for monotonicity and Lipschitz testing over the hypercube

Revisions: 2

The problem of monotonicity testing of the boolean hypercube is a classic well-studied, yet unsolved
question in property testing. We are given query access to $f:\{0,1\}^n \mapsto R$
(for some ordered range $R$). The boolean hypercube ${\cal B}^n$ has a natural partial order, denoted by $\prec$ (defined by the product ... more >>>


TR10-167 | 5th November 2010
Nitin Saxena, C. Seshadhri

Blackbox identity testing for bounded top fanin depth-3 circuits: the field doesn't matter

Let C be a depth-3 circuit with n variables, degree d and top fanin k (called sps(k,d,n) circuits) over base field F.
It is a major open problem to design a deterministic polynomial time blackbox algorithm
that tests if C is identically zero.
Klivans & Spielman (STOC 2001) observed ... more >>>


TR10-013 | 31st January 2010
Nitin Saxena, C. Seshadhri

From Sylvester-Gallai Configurations to Rank Bounds: Improved Black-box Identity Test for Depth-3 Circuits

Revisions: 1

We study the problem of identity testing for depth-3 circuits, over the
field of reals, of top fanin k and degree d (called sps(k,d)
identities). We give a new structure theorem for such identities and improve
the known deterministic d^{k^k}-time black-box identity test (Kayal &
Saraf, FOCS 2009) to one ... more >>>


TR08-108 | 19th November 2008
Nitin Saxena, C. Seshadhri

An Almost Optimal Rank Bound for Depth-3 Identities

We show that the rank of a depth-3 circuit (over any field) that is simple,
minimal and zero is at most O(k^3\log d). The previous best rank bound known was
2^{O(k^2)}(\log d)^{k-2} by Dvir and Shpilka (STOC 2005).
This almost resolves the rank question first posed by ... more >>>


TR07-088 | 7th September 2007
Elad Hazan, C. Seshadhri

Adaptive Algorithms for Online Decision Problems

Revisions: 1

We study the notion of learning in an oblivious changing environment. Existing online learning algorithms which minimize regret are shown to converge to the average of all locally optimal solutions. We propose a new performance metric, strengthening the standard metric of regret, to capture convergence to locally optimal solutions, and ... more >>>


TR07-076 | 25th July 2007
Satyen Kale, C. Seshadhri

Testing Expansion in Bounded Degree Graphs

Revisions: 1

We consider the problem of testing graph expansion in the bounded degree model. We give a property tester that given a graph with degree bound $d$, an expansion bound $\alpha$, and a parameter $\epsilon > 0$, accepts the graph with high probability if its expansion is more than $\alpha$, and ... more >>>




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