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

Pseudorandom Generators for Unbounded-Width Permutation Branching Programs

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 >>>


TR20-016 | 17th February 2020
Kuan Cheng, William Hoza

Hitting Sets Give Two-Sided Derandomization of Small Space

Revisions: 1

A hitting set is a "one-sided" variant of a pseudorandom generator (PRG), naturally suited to derandomizing algorithms that have one-sided error. We study the problem of using a given hitting set to derandomize algorithms that have two-sided error, focusing on space-bounded algorithms. For our first result, we show that if ... more >>>


TR19-149 | 4th November 2019
Dean Doron, Pooya Hatami, William Hoza

Log-Seed Pseudorandom Generators via Iterated Restrictions

There are only a few known general approaches for constructing explicit pseudorandom generators (PRGs). The ``iterated restrictions'' approach, pioneered by Ajtai and Wigderson [AW89], has provided PRGs with seed length $\mathrm{polylog} n$ or even $\tilde{O}(\log n)$ for several restricted models of computation. Can this approach ever achieve the optimal seed ... more >>>


TR18-183 | 5th November 2018
Dean Doron, Pooya Hatami, William Hoza

Near-Optimal Pseudorandom Generators for Constant-Depth Read-Once Formulas

Revisions: 2

We give an explicit pseudorandom generator (PRG) for constant-depth read-once formulas over the basis $\{\wedge, \vee, \neg\}$ with unbounded fan-in. The seed length of our PRG is $\widetilde{O}(\log(n/\varepsilon))$. Previously, PRGs with near-optimal seed length were known only for the depth-2 case (Gopalan et al. FOCS '12). For a constant depth ... more >>>


TR18-063 | 5th April 2018
William Hoza, David Zuckerman

Simple Optimal Hitting Sets for Small-Success $\mathbf{RL}$

Revisions: 1

We give a simple explicit hitting set generator for read-once branching programs of width $w$ and length $r$ with known variable order. Our generator has seed length $O\left(\frac{\log(wr) \log r}{\max\{1, \log \log w - \log \log r\}} + \log(1/\varepsilon)\right)$. This seed length improves on recent work by Braverman, Cohen, and ... more >>>


TR16-172 | 3rd November 2016
William Hoza, Adam Klivans

Preserving Randomness for Adaptive Algorithms

Revisions: 4

We introduce the concept of a randomness steward, a tool for saving random bits when executing a randomized estimation algorithm $\mathrm{Est}$ on many adaptively chosen inputs. For each execution, the chosen input to $\mathrm{Est}$ remains hidden from the steward, but the steward chooses the randomness of $\mathrm{Est}$ and, crucially, is ... more >>>




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