TR13-088 Authors: Zachary Remscrim, Michael Sipser

Publication: 16th June 2013 04:41

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A function $f:\Sigma^{*} \rightarrow \Sigma^{*}$ on strings is $AC^0$-pseudorandom if the pair $(x,\hat f(x))$ is $AC^0$-indistinguishable from a uniformly random pair $(y,z)$ when $x$ is chosen uniformly at random. Here $\hat f(x)$ is the string that is obtained from $f(x)$ by discarding some selected bits from $f(x)$.

It is shown that several naturally occurring functions are $AC^0$-pseudorandom, including convolution, nearly all homomorphisms, Boolean matrix multiplication, integer multiplication, finite field multiplication and division, several problems involving computing rank and determinant, and a variant of the algebraic integer problem.