Marcos Kiwi

We study the testing problem, that is, the problem of determining (maybe

probabilistically) if a function to which we have oracle access

satisfies a given property.

We propose a framework in which to formulate and carry out the analyzes

of several known tests. This framework establishes a connection between

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Elad Haramaty, Amir Shpilka, Madhu Sudan

We consider the problem of testing if a given function $f : \F_q^n \rightarrow \F_q$ is close to a $n$-variate degree $d$ polynomial over the finite field $\F_q$ of $q$ elements. The natural, low-query, test for this property would be to pick the smallest dimension $t = t_{q,d}\approx d/q$ such ... more >>>

Eli Ben-Sasson, Alessandro Chiesa, Daniel Genkin, Eran Tromer

Probabilistically-Checkable Proofs (PCPs) form the algorithmic core that enables succinct verification of long proofs/computations in many cryptographic constructions, such as succinct arguments and proof-carrying data.

Despite the wonderful asymptotic savings they bring, PCPs are also the infamous computational bottleneck preventing these cryptographic constructions from being used in practice. This reflects ... more >>>

Hasan Abasi, Nader Bshouty, Ariel Gabizon, Elad Haramaty

An $r$-simple $k$-path is a {path} in the graph of length $k$ that

passes through each vertex at most $r$ times. The \simpath{r}{k}

problem, given a graph $G$ as input, asks whether there exists an

$r$-simple $k$-path in $G$. We first show that this problem is

NP-Complete. We then show ...
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Alan Guo, Elad Haramaty, Madhu Sudan

A local tester for a code probabilistically looks at a given word at a small set of coordinates and based on this local view accepts codewords with probability one while rejecting words far from the code with constant probabilility. A local tester for a code is said to be ``robust'' ... more >>>

Alessandro Chiesa, Peter Manohar, Igor Shinkar

Many low-degree tests examine the input function via its restrictions to random hyperplanes of a certain dimension. Examples include the line-vs-line (Arora, Sudan 2003), plane-vs-plane (Raz, Safra 1997), and cube-vs-cube (Bhangale, Dinur, Livni 2017) tests.

In this paper we study a test introduced by Ben-Sasson and Sudan in 2006 that ... more >>>

Alessandro Chiesa, Peter Manohar, Igor Shinkar

Non-signaling strategies are a generalization of quantum strategies that have been studied in physics for decades, and have recently found applications in theoretical computer science. These applications motivate the study of local-to-global phenomena for non-signaling functions.

We present general results about the local testability of linear codes in the non-signaling ... more >>>