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TR06-043
| 22nd March 2006
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Eran Ofek, Uriel Feige#### Random 3CNF formulas elude the Lovasz theta function

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TR12-033
| 5th April 2012
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Ankit Gupta, Neeraj Kayal, Youming Qiao#### Random Arithmetic Formulas can be Reconstructed Efficiently

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TR17-045
| 7th March 2017
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Noah Fleming, Denis Pankratov, Toniann Pitassi, Robert Robere#### Random CNFs are Hard for Cutting Planes

Revisions: 1

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TR09-137
| 14th December 2009
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Massimo Lauria#### Random CNFs require spacious Polynomial Calculus refutations

Comments: 1

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TR17-042
| 6th March 2017
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Pavel Hrubes, Pavel Pudlak#### Random formulas, monotone circuits, and interpolation

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TR09-033
| 16th April 2009
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Phokion G. Kolaitis, Swastik Kopparty#### Random Graphs and the Parity Quantifier

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TR08-080
| 3rd July 2008
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Ido Ben-Eliezer, Rani Hod, Shachar Lovett#### Random low degree polynomials are hard to approximate

Revisions: 1

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TR02-006
| 8th November 2001
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Philippe Moser#### Random nondeterministic real functions and Arthur Merlin games

Revisions: 1

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TR16-175
| 8th November 2016
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Pavel Pudlak, Neil Thapen#### Random resolution refutations

Revisions: 1

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TR01-100
| 14th December 2001
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Noga Alon, Wenceslas Fernandez de la Vega, Ravi Kannan, Marek Karpinski#### Random Sampling and Approximation of MAX-CSP Problems

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TR06-026
| 27th February 2006
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Ronen Gradwohl, Salil Vadhan, David Zuckerman#### Random Selection with an Adversarial Majority

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TR98-049
| 10th July 1998
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Dimitris Fotakis, Paul Spirakis#### Random Walks, Conditional Hitting Sets and Partial Derandomization

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TR05-065
| 26th June 2005
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Alexander Barvinok, Alex Samorodnitsky#### Random Weighting, Asymptotic Counting, and Inverse Isoperimetry

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TR10-056
| 1st April 2010
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Kord Eickmeyer, Martin Grohe#### Randomisation and Derandomisation in Descriptive Complexity Theory

Revisions: 1

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TR97-021
| 16th May 1997
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Farid Ablayev#### Randomization and nondeterminsm are incomparable for ordered read-once branching programs

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TR96-058
| 25th November 1996
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Dima Grigoriev, Marek Karpinski#### Randomized $\mathbf{\Omega (n^2)}$ Lower Bound for Knapsack

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TR00-007
| 14th December 1999
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Pavlos S. Efraimidis, Paul Spirakis#### Randomized Approximation Schemes for Scheduling Unrelated Parallel Machines

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TR13-178
| 14th December 2013
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Nikolay Vereshchagin#### Randomized communication complexity of appropximating Kolmogorov complexity

Revisions: 2

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TR15-169
| 23rd October 2015
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Mika Göös, T.S. Jayram, Toniann Pitassi, Thomas Watson#### Randomized Communication vs. Partition Number

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TR99-020
| 9th June 1999
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Marek Karpinski#### Randomized Complexity of Linear Arrangements and Polyhedra

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TR16-089
| 2nd June 2016
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Vikraman Arvind, Partha Mukhopadhyay, Raja S#### Randomized Polynomial Time Identity Testing for Noncommutative Circuits

Revisions: 2

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TR16-087
| 30th May 2016
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Shalev Ben-David, Robin Kothari#### Randomized query complexity of sabotaged and composed functions

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TR04-059
| 21st June 2004
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Beatrice List, Markus Maucher, Uwe Schöning, Rainer Schuler#### Randomized Quicksort and the Entropy of the Random Number Generator

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TR04-009
| 22nd January 2004
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Martin Dyer, Alan Frieze, Thomas P. Hayes, Eric Vigoda#### Randomly coloring constant degree graphs

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TR98-018
| 27th March 1998
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Martin Sauerhoff#### Randomness and Nondeterminism are Incomparable for Read-Once Branching Programs

Comments: 1

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TR10-175
| 14th November 2010
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Emanuele Viola#### Randomness buys depth for approximate counting

Revisions: 1

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TR16-018
| 3rd February 2016
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Kuan Cheng, Xin Li#### Randomness Extraction in $AC^0$ and with Small Locality

Revisions: 3

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TR13-120
| 4th September 2013
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Zeyu Guo#### Randomness-efficient Curve Samplers

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TR06-058
| 25th April 2006
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Alexander Healy#### Randomness-Efficient Sampling within NC^1

Revisions: 1

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TR12-003
| 13th December 2011
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Pratik Worah#### Rank Bounds for a Hierarchy of Lov\'{a}sz and Schrijver

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TR10-149
| 22nd September 2010
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Boaz Barak, Zeev Dvir, Avi Wigderson, Amir Yehudayoff#### Rank Bounds for Design Matrices with Applications to Combinatorial Geometry and Locally Correctable Codes

Revisions: 1

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TR95-018
| 27th March 1995
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Jay Belanger, Jie Wang#### Rankable Distributions Do Not Provide Harder Instances Than Uniform Distributions

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TR17-010
| 18th January 2017
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Xiaodi Wu, Penghui Yao, Henry Yuen#### Raz-McKenzie simulation with the inner product gadget

Revisions: 1

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TR09-029
| 3rd April 2009
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Fabian Wagner, Thomas Thierauf#### Reachability in K_{3,3}-free Graphs and K_5-free Graphs is in Unambiguous Log-Space

Revisions: 1

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TR15-140
| 26th August 2015
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Adam Case, Jack H. Lutz, Donald Stull#### Reachability Problems for Continuous Chemical Reaction Networks

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TR11-060
| 15th April 2011
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Brady Garvin, Derrick Stolee, Raghunath Tewari, Vinodchandran Variyam#### ReachFewL = ReachUL

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TR10-011
| 22nd January 2010
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Amir Shpilka, Ilya Volkovich#### Read-Once Polynomial Identity Testing

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TR95-042
| 14th September 1995
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Beate Bollig, Ingo Wegener#### Read-once Projections and Formal Circuit Verification with Binary Decision Diagrams

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TR12-134
| 22nd October 2012
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Alexander Razborov, Emanuele Viola#### Real Advantage

Revisions: 1

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TR10-158
| 31st October 2010
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Shiva Kintali#### Realizable Paths and the NL vs L Problem

Revisions: 2

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TR17-044
| 21st February 2017
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Olaf Beyersdorff, Luke Hinde, Ján Pich#### Reasons for Hardness in QBF Proof Systems

Revisions: 1

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TR14-041
| 31st March 2014
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Shachar Lovett#### Recent advances on the log-rank conjecture in communication complexity

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TR03-062
| 10th July 2003
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Andrei Krokhin, Peter Jonsson#### Recognizing Frozen Variables in Constraint Satisfaction Problems

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TR05-008
| 11th December 2004
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Neeraj Kayal#### Recognizing permutation functions in polynomial time.

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TR09-119
| 17th November 2009
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Frederic Magniez, Claire Mathieu, Ashwin Nayak#### Recognizing well-parenthesized expressions in the streaming model

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TR15-150
| 13th September 2015
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Gaurav Sinha#### Reconstruction of $\Sigma\Pi\Sigma(2)$ Circuits over Reals

Revisions: 3

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TR11-153
| 13th November 2011
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Ankit Gupta, Neeraj Kayal, Satyanarayana V. Lokam#### Reconstruction of Depth-4 Multilinear Circuits with Top fanin 2

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TR17-021
| 11th February 2017
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Neeraj Kayal, Vineet Nair, Chandan Saha, Sébastien Tavenas#### Reconstruction of full rank Algebraic Branching Programs

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TR14-147
| 6th November 2014
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Mika Göös, Shachar Lovett, Raghu Meka, Thomas Watson, David Zuckerman#### Rectangles Are Nonnegative Juntas

Revisions: 1

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TR01-004
| 13th October 2000
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Tobias Gärtner, Günter Hotz#### Recursive analytic functions of a complex variable

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TR98-007
| 12th January 1998
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Luca Trevisan#### Recycling Queries in PCPs and in Linearity Tests

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TR05-090
| 17th August 2005
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Paul Goldberg, Christos H. Papadimitriou#### Reducibility Among Equilibrium Problems

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TR09-041
| 9th April 2009
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Shiva Kintali, Laura J Poplawski, Rajmohan Rajaraman, Ravi Sundaram, Shang-Hua Teng#### Reducibility Among Fractional Stability Problems

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TR11-113
| 11th August 2011
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Emanuele Viola#### Reducing 3XOR to listing triangles, an exposition

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TR99-018
| 8th June 1999
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Manindra Agrawal, Somenath Biswas#### Reducing Randomness via Chinese Remaindering

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TR16-080
| 18th May 2016
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Oded Goldreich#### Reducing testing affine spaces to testing linearity

Revisions: 1

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TR04-077
| 17th July 2004
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Alina Beygelzimer, Varsha Dani, Tom Hayes, John Langford#### Reductions Between Classification Tasks

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TR03-027
| 21st April 2003
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Christian Glaßer, Alan L. Selman, Samik Sengupta#### Reductions between Disjoint NP-Pairs

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TR10-172
| 11th November 2010
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Prasad Raghavendra, David Steurer, Madhur Tulsiani#### Reductions Between Expansion Problems

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TR07-071
| 1st August 2007
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Jacobo Toran#### Reductions to Graph Isomorphism

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TR12-054
| 2nd May 2012
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Eric Allender, Harry Buhrman, Luke Friedman, Bruno Loff#### Reductions to the set of random strings:the resource-bounded case

Revisions: 1

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TR05-068
| 7th July 2005
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Christian Glaßer, A. Pavan, Alan L. Selman, Liyu Zhang#### Redundancy in Complete Sets

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TR10-052
| 8th March 2010
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Melanie Winkler, Berthold Vöcking, Sascha Geulen#### Regret Minimization for Online Buffering Problems Using the Weighted Majority Algorithm

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TR11-173
| 22nd December 2011
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Christoph Behle, Andreas Krebs#### Regular Languages in MAJ[<] with three variables

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TR08-103
| 22nd November 2008
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Luca Trevisan, Madhur Tulsiani, Salil Vadhan#### Regularity, Boosting, and Efficiently Simulating Every High-Entropy Distribution

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TR16-164
| 25th October 2016
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Andreas Krebs, Meena Mahajan, Anil Shukla#### Relating two width measures for resolution proofs

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TR10-040
| 10th March 2010
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Pavel Hrubes, Avi Wigderson, Amir Yehudayoff#### Relationless completeness and separations

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TR15-028
| 27th February 2015
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Lila Fontes, Rahul Jain, Iordanis Kerenidis, Sophie Laplante, Mathieu Lauriere, Jérémie Roland#### Relative Discrepancy does not separate Information and Communication Complexity

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TR01-068
| 19th September 2001
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Philippe Moser#### Relative to P, APP and promise-BPP are the same

Revisions: 1

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TR03-084
| 27th November 2003
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Joshua Buresh-Oppenheim, Tsuyoshi Morioka#### Relativized NP Search Problems and Propositional Proof Systems

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TR10-042
| 12th March 2010
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Thomas Watson#### Relativized Worlds Without Worst-Case to Average-Case Reductions for NP

Revisions: 3

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TR17-143
| 26th September 2017
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Tom Gur, Govind Ramnarayan, Ron Rothblum#### Relaxed Locally Correctable Codes

Revisions: 1

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TR15-199
| 7th December 2015
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Prahladh Harsha, Rahul Jain, Jaikumar Radhakrishnan#### Relaxed partition bound is quadratically tight for product distributions

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TR15-014
| 18th January 2015
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Noga Alon, Mark Braverman, Klim Efremenko, Ran Gelles, Bernhard Haeupler#### Reliable Communication over Highly Connected Noisy Networks

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TR04-082
| 9th September 2004
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Olaf Beyersdorff#### Representable Disjoint NP-Pairs

Revisions: 1

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TR15-157
| 1st September 2015
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Thomas O'Neil#### Representation-Independent Fixed Parameter Tractability for Vertex Cover and Weighted Monotone Satisfiability

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TR17-106
| 16th June 2017
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Mateus de Oliveira Oliveira, Pavel Pudlak#### Representations of Monotone Boolean Functions by Linear Programs

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TR06-158
| 8th December 2006
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Gyula Gyôr#### Representing Boolean OR function by quadratic polynomials modulo 6

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TR99-042
| 24th October 1999
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Ran Canetti, Oded Goldreich, Silvio Micali.#### Resettable Zero-Knowledge.

Revisions: 1

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TR04-112
| 26th November 2004
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Neil Thapen, Nicola Galesi#### Resolution and pebbling games

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TR14-093
| 22nd July 2014
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Dmitry Itsykson, Mikhail Slabodkin, Dmitry Sokolov#### Resolution complexity of perfect mathcing principles for sparse graphs

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TR01-075
| 2nd November 2001
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Alexander Razborov#### Resolution Lower Bounds for the Weak Functional Pigeonhole Principle

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TR01-021
| 7th March 2001
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Ran Raz#### Resolution Lower Bounds for the Weak Pigeonhole Principle

Revisions: 1

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TR07-078
| 11th August 2007
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Ran Raz, Iddo Tzameret#### Resolution over Linear Equations and Multilinear Proofs

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TR01-085
| 1st October 2001
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Gerhard J. Woeginger#### Resource augmentation for online bounded space bin packing

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TR04-066
| 6th July 2004
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Tomoyuki Yamakami, Toshio Suzuki#### Resource Bounded Immunity and Simplicity

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TR02-038
| 5th June 2002
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Rahul Santhanam#### Resource Tradeoffs and Derandomization

Revisions: 1

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TR17-119
| 25th July 2017
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Badih Ghazi, T.S. Jayram#### Resource-Efficient Common Randomness and Secret-Key Schemes

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TR12-082
| 28th June 2012
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Mahdi Cheraghchi, Venkatesan Guruswami, Ameya Velingker#### Restricted Isometry of Fourier Matrices and List Decodability of Random Linear Codes

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TR00-048
| 3rd July 2000
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Beate Bollig#### Restricted Nondeterministic Read-Once Branching Programs and an Exponential Lower Bound for Integer Multiplication

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TR09-094
| 7th October 2009
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Bireswar Das, Jacobo Toran, Fabian Wagner#### Restricted Space Algorithms for Isomorphism on Bounded Treewidth Graphs

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TR11-160
| 1st December 2011
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Zeev Dvir, Anup Rao, Avi Wigderson, Amir Yehudayoff#### Restriction Access

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TR05-032
| 16th March 2005
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Gudmund Skovbjerg Frandsen, Peter Bro Miltersen#### Reviewing Bounds on the Circuit Size of the Hardest Functions

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TR13-113
| 19th August 2013
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Moritz Müller, Stefan Szeider#### Revisiting Space in Proof Complexity: Treewidth and Pathwidth

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TR02-043
| 11th July 2002
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Dalit Naor, Moni Naor, Jeff Lotspiech#### Revocation and Tracing Schemes for Stateless Receivers

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TR14-066
| 17th April 2014
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Suguru Tamaki, Yuichi Yoshida#### Robust Approximation of Temporal CSP

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TR06-118
| 2nd September 2006
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Irit Dinur, Madhu Sudan, Avi Wigderson#### Robust Local Testability of Tensor Products of LDPC Codes

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TR04-046
| 4th June 2004
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Eli Ben-Sasson, Madhu Sudan#### Robust Locally Testable Codes and Products of Codes

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TR11-062
| 18th April 2011
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Amit Chakrabarti, Graham Cormode, Andrew McGregor#### Robust Lower Bounds for Communication and Stream Computation

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TR16-204
| 20th December 2016
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Prahladh Harsha, Srikanth Srinivasan#### Robust Multiplication-based Tests for Reed-Muller Codes

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TR04-021
| 23rd March 2004
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Eli Ben-Sasson, Oded Goldreich, Prahladh Harsha, Madhu Sudan, Salil Vadhan#### Robust PCPs of Proximity, Shorter PCPs and Applications to Coding

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TR13-143
| 19th October 2013
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Yuval Ishai, Eyal Kushilevitz, Xin Li, Rafail Ostrovsky, Manoj Prabhakaran, Amit Sahai, David Zuckerman#### Robust Pseudorandom Generators

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TR11-163
| 2nd December 2011
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Libor Barto, Marcin Kozik#### Robust Satisfiability of Constraint Satisfaction Problems

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TR16-161
| 26th October 2016
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Shachar Lovett, Jiapeng Zhang#### Robust sensitivity

Revisions: 1

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TR15-043
| 2nd April 2015
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Alan Guo, Elad Haramaty, Madhu Sudan#### Robust testing of lifted codes with applications to low-degree testing

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TR17-055
| 26th March 2017
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Maya Leshkowitz#### Round Complexity Versus Randomness Complexity in Interactive Proofs

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TR06-093
| 27th July 2006
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Takeshi Koshiba, Yoshiharu Seri#### Round-Efficient One-Way Permutation Based Perfectly Concealing Bit Commitment Scheme

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TR11-065
| 25th April 2011
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Boaz Barak, Prasad Raghavendra, David Steurer#### Rounding Semidefinite Programming Hierarchies via Global Correlation

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TR13-184
| 23rd December 2013
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Boaz Barak, Jonathan Kelner, David Steurer#### Rounding Sum-of-Squares Relaxations

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TR03-040
| 3rd June 2003
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Philippe Moser#### RP is Small in SUBEXP else ZPP equals PSPACE and NP equals EXP

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TR06-084
| 19th June 2006
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Frank Neumann, Carsten Witt#### Runtime Analysis of a Simple Ant Colony Optimization Algorithm

Eran Ofek, Uriel Feige

Let $\phi$ be a 3CNF formula with n variables and m clauses. A

simple nonconstructive argument shows that when m is

sufficiently large compared to n, most 3CNF formulas are not

satisfiable. It is an open question whether there is an efficient

refutation algorithm that for most such formulas proves ...
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Ankit Gupta, Neeraj Kayal, Youming Qiao

Informally stated, we present here a randomized algorithm that given blackbox access to the polynomial $f$ computed by an unknown/hidden arithmetic formula $\phi$ reconstructs, on the average, an equivalent or smaller formula $\hat{\phi}$ in time polynomial in the size of its output $\hat{\phi}$.

Specifically, we consider arithmetic formulas wherein the ... more >>>

Noah Fleming, Denis Pankratov, Toniann Pitassi, Robert Robere

The random k-SAT model is the most important and well-studied distribution over

k-SAT instances. It is closely connected to statistical physics; it is used as a testbench for

satisfiablity algorithms, and lastly average-case hardness over this distribution has also

been linked to hardness of approximation via Feige’s hypothesis. In this ...
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Massimo Lauria

We study the space required by Polynomial Calculus refutations of random $k$-CNFs. We are interested in how many monomials one needs to keep in memory to carry on a refutation. More precisely we show that for $k \geq 4$ a refutation of a random $k$-CNF of $\Delta n$ clauses and ... more >>>

Pavel Hrubes, Pavel Pudlak

We prove new lower bounds on the sizes of proofs in the Cutting Plane proof system, using a concept that we call "unsatisfiability certificate". This approach is, essentially, equivalent to the well-known feasible interpolation method, but is applicable to CNF formulas that do not seem suitable for interpolation. Specifically, we ... more >>>

Phokion G. Kolaitis, Swastik Kopparty

The classical zero-one law for first-order logic on random graphs says that for every first-order property $\varphi$ in the theory of graphs and every $p \in (0,1)$, the probability that the random graph $G(n, p)$ satisfies $\varphi$ approaches either $0$ or $1$ as $n$ approaches infinity. It is well known ... more >>>

Ido Ben-Eliezer, Rani Hod, Shachar Lovett

We study the problem of how well a typical multivariate polynomial can be approximated by lower degree polynomials over $\F$.

We prove that, with very high probability, a random degree $d$ polynomial has only an exponentially small correlation with all polynomials of degree $d-1$, for all degrees $d$ up to ...
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Philippe Moser

We construct a nondeterministic analogue to \textbf{APP}, denoted

\textbf{NAPP}; which is the set of all real valued functions

$f: \{ 0,1 \}^{*} \rightarrow [0,1]$, that are approximable within 1/$k$,

by a probabilistic nondeterministic transducer, in time poly($n,1^{k}$).

We show that the subset of all Boolean ...
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Pavel Pudlak, Neil Thapen

We study the \emph{random resolution} refutation system defined in~[Buss et al. 2014]. This attempts to capture the notion of a resolution refutation that may make mistakes but is correct most of the time. By proving the equivalence of several different definitions, we show that this concept is robust. On the ... more >>>

Noga Alon, Wenceslas Fernandez de la Vega, Ravi Kannan, Marek Karpinski

We present a new efficient sampling method for approximating

r-dimensional Maximum Constraint Satisfaction Problems, MAX-rCSP, on

n variables up to an additive error \epsilon n^r.We prove a new

general paradigm in that it suffices, for a given set of constraints,

to pick a small uniformly random ...
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Ronen Gradwohl, Salil Vadhan, David Zuckerman

We consider the problem of random selection, where $p$ players follow a protocol to jointly select a random element of a universe of size $n$. However, some of the players may be adversarial and collude to force the output to lie in a small subset of the universe. We describe ... more >>>

Dimitris Fotakis, Paul Spirakis

In this work we use random walks on expanders in order to

relax the properties of hitting sets required for partially

derandomizing one-side error algorithms. Building on a well-known

probability amplification technique [AKS87,CW89,IZ89], we use

random walks on expander graphs of subexponential (in the

random bit complexity) size so as ...
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Alexander Barvinok, Alex Samorodnitsky

For a family X of k-subsets of the set 1...n, let |X| be the cardinality of X and let Gamma(X, mu) be the expected maximum weight of a subset from X when the weights of 1...n are chosen independently at random from a symmetric probability distribution mu on R. We ... more >>>

Kord Eickmeyer, Martin Grohe

We study probabilistic complexity classes and questions of derandomisation from a logical point of view. For each logic $\mathcal{L}$ we introduce a new logic $\mathsf{BP}\mathcal{L}$, bounded error probabilistic $\mathcal{L}$, which is defined from $\mathcal{L}$ in a similar way as the

complexity class $\mathsf{BPP}$, bounded error probabilistic polynomial time, is defined ...
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Farid Ablayev

In the manuscript F. Ablayev and M. Karpinski, On the power of

randomized branching programs (generalization of ICALP'96 paper

results for the case of pure boolean function, available at

http://www.ksu.ru/~ablayev) we exhibited a simple boolean functions

$f_n$ in $n$ variables such that:

1) $f_{n}$ can be computed ... more >>>

Dima Grigoriev, Marek Karpinski

We prove $\Omega (n^2)$ complexity \emph{lower bound} for the

general model of \emph{randomized computation trees} solving

the \emph{Knapsack Problem}, and more generally \emph{Restricted

Integer Programming}. This is the \emph{first nontrivial} lower

bound proven for this model of computation. The method of the ...
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Pavlos S. Efraimidis, Paul Spirakis

The problem of Scheduling $n$ Independent Jobs

on $m$ Unrelated Parallel Machines, when $m$

is fixed, is considered. The standard problem

of minimizing the makespan of the schedule

(SUM) and the bicriteria problem of scheduling

with bounded makespan and cost (SUMC), are

addressed, and randomized fully linear time

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Nikolay Vereshchagin

The paper [Harry Buhrman, Michal Koucky, Nikolay Vereshchagin. Randomized Individual Communication Complexity. IEEE Conference on Computational Complexity 2008: 321-331] considered communication complexity of the following problem. Alice has a binary string $x$ and Bob a binary string $y$, both of length $n$, and they want to compute or approximate

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Mika Göös, T.S. Jayram, Toniann Pitassi, Thomas Watson

We show that \emph{randomized} communication complexity can be superlogarithmic in the partition number of the associated communication matrix, and we obtain near-optimal \emph{randomized} lower bounds for the Clique vs.\ Independent Set problem. These results strengthen the deterministic lower bounds obtained in prior work (G\"o\"os, Pitassi, and Watson, {\small FOCS~2015}).

more >>>Marek Karpinski

We survey some of the recent results on the complexity of recognizing

n-dimensional linear arrangements and convex polyhedra by randomized

algebraic decision trees. We give also a number of concrete applications

of these results. In particular, we derive first nontrivial, in fact

quadratic, ...
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Vikraman Arvind, Partha Mukhopadhyay, Raja S

In this paper we show that polynomial identity testing for

noncommutative circuits of size $s$, computing a polynomial in

$\mathbb{F}\langle z_1,z_2,\cdots,z_n \rangle$, can be done by a randomized algorithm

with running time polynomial in $s$ and $n$. This answers a question

that has been open for over ten years.

The ... more >>>

Shalev Ben-David, Robin Kothari

We study the composition question for bounded-error randomized query complexity: Is R(f o g) = Omega(R(f) R(g)) for all Boolean functions f and g? We show that inserting a simple Boolean function h, whose query complexity is only Theta(log R(g)), in between f and g allows us to prove R(f ... more >>>

Beatrice List, Markus Maucher, Uwe Schöning, Rainer Schuler

The worst-case complexity of an implementation of Quicksort depends

on the random number generator that is used to select the pivot

elements. In this paper we estimate the expected number of

comparisons of Quicksort as a function in the entropy of the random

source. We give upper and lower bounds ...
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Martin Dyer, Alan Frieze, Thomas P. Hayes, Eric Vigoda

We study a simple Markov chain, known as the Glauber dynamics, for generating a random <i>k</i>-coloring of a <i>n</i>-vertex graph with maximum degree Δ. We prove that the dynamics converges to a random coloring after <i>O</i>(<i>n</i> log <i>n</i>) steps assuming <i>k</i> ≥ <i>k</i><sub>0</sub> for some absolute constant <i>k</i><sub>0</sub>, and either: ... more >>>

Martin Sauerhoff

We extend the tools for proving lower bounds for randomized branching

programs by presenting a new technique for the read-once case which is

applicable to a large class of functions. This technique fills the gap

between simple methods only applicable for OBDDs and the well-known

"rectangle technique" of Borodin, Razborov ...
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Emanuele Viola

We show that the promise problem of distinguishing $n$-bit strings of hamming weight $\ge 1/2 + \Omega(1/\log^{d-1} n)$ from strings of weight $\le 1/2 - \Omega(1/\log^{d-1} n)$ can be solved by explicit, randomized (unbounded-fan-in) poly(n)-size depth-$d$ circuits with error $\le 1/3$, but cannot be solved by deterministic poly(n)-size depth-$(d+1)$ circuits, ... more >>>

Kuan Cheng, Xin Li

We study two variants of seeded randomness extractors. The first one, as studied by Goldreich et al. \cite{goldreich2015randomness}, is seeded extractors that can be computed by $AC^0$ circuits. The second one, as introduced by Bogdanov and Guo \cite{bogdanov2013sparse}, is (strong) extractor families that consist of sparse transformations, i.e., functions that ... more >>>

Zeyu Guo

Curve samplers are sampling algorithms that proceed by viewing the domain as a vector space over a finite field, and randomly picking a low-degree curve in it as the sample. Curve samplers exhibit a nice property besides the sampling property: the restriction of low-degree polynomials over the domain to the ... more >>>

Alexander Healy

We construct a randomness-efficient averaging sampler that is computable by uniform constant-depth circuits with parity gates (i.e., in AC^0[mod 2]). Our sampler matches the parameters achieved by random walks on constant-degree expander graphs, allowing us to apply a variety expander-based techniques within NC^1. For example, we obtain the following results:

... more >>>Pratik Worah

Lov\'{a}sz and Schrijver introduced several lift and project methods for $0$-$1$ integer programs, now collectively known as Lov\'{a}sz-Schrijver ($LS$) hierarchies. Several lower bounds have since been proven for the rank of various linear programming relaxations in the $LS$ and $LS_+$ hierarchies. In this paper we investigate rank bounds in the ... more >>>

Boaz Barak, Zeev Dvir, Avi Wigderson, Amir Yehudayoff

A $(q,k,t)$-design matrix is an m x n matrix whose pattern of zeros/non-zeros satisfies the following design-like condition: each row has at most $q$ non-zeros, each column has at least $k$ non-zeros and the supports of every two columns intersect in at most t rows. We prove that the rank ... more >>>

Jay Belanger, Jie Wang

We show that polynomially rankable distributions

do not provide harder instances than uniform distributions

for NP problems. In particular, we show that if Levin's

randomized tiling problem is solvable in polynomial time on

average, then every NP problem under any p-rankable

...
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Xiaodi Wu, Penghui Yao, Henry Yuen

In this note we show that the Raz-McKenzie simulation algorithm which lifts deterministic query lower bounds to deterministic communication lower bounds can be implemented for functions $f$ composed with the Inner Product gadget $g_{IP}(x,y) = \sum_i x_iy_i \mathrm{mod} \, 2$ of logarithmic size. In other words, given a function $f: ... more >>>

Fabian Wagner, Thomas Thierauf

We show that the reachability problem for directed graphs

that are either K_{3,3}-free or K_5-free

is in unambiguous log-space, UL \cap coUL.

This significantly extends the result of Bourke, Tewari, and Vinodchandran

that the reachability problem for directed planar graphs

is in UL \cap coUL.

Our algorithm decomposes ... more >>>

Adam Case, Jack H. Lutz, Donald Stull

Chemical reaction networks (CRNs) model the behavior of molecules in a well-mixed system. The emerging field of molecular programming uses CRNs not only as a descriptive tool, but as a programming language for chemical computation. Recently, Chen, Doty and Soloveichik introduced a new model of chemical kinetics, rate-independent continuous CRNs ... more >>>

Brady Garvin, Derrick Stolee, Raghunath Tewari, Vinodchandran Variyam

We show that two complexity classes introduced about two decades ago are equal. ReachUL is the class of problems decided by nondeterministic log-space machines which on every input have at most one computation path from the start configuration to any other configuration. ReachFewL, a natural generalization of ReachUL, is the ... more >>>

Amir Shpilka, Ilya Volkovich

An \emph{arithmetic read-once formula} (ROF for short) is a

formula (a circuit whose underlying graph is a tree) in which the

operations are $\{+,\times\}$ and such that every input variable

labels at most one leaf. A \emph{preprocessed ROF} (PROF for

short) is a ROF in which we are allowed to ...
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Beate Bollig, Ingo Wegener

Computational complexity is concerned with the complexity of solving

problems and computing functions and not with the complexity of verifying

circuit designs.

The importance of formal circuit verification is evident.

Therefore, a framework of a complexity theory for formal circuit

verification with binary decision diagrams ...
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Alexander Razborov, Emanuele Viola

We highlight the challenge of proving correlation bounds

between boolean functions and integer-valued polynomials,

where any non-boolean output counts against correlation.

We prove that integer-valued polynomials of degree $\frac 12

\log_2 \log_2 n$ have zero correlation with parity. Such a

result is false for modular and threshold polynomials.

Its proof ...
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Shiva Kintali

A celebrated theorem of Savitch states that NSPACE(S) is contained DSPACE(S^2). In particular, Savitch gave a deterministic algorithm to solve ST-CONNECTIVITY (an NL-complete problem) using O(log^2{n}) space, implying NL is in DSPACE(log^2{n}). While Savitch’s theorem itself has not been improved in the last four decades, studying the space complexity of ... more >>>

Olaf Beyersdorff, Luke Hinde, Ján Pich

We aim to understand inherent reasons for lower bounds for QBF proof systems and revisit and compare two previous approaches in this direction.

The first of these relates size lower bounds for strong QBF Frege systems to circuit lower bounds via strategy extraction (Beyersdorff & Pich, LICS'16). Here we ... more >>>

Shachar Lovett

The log-rank conjecture is one of the fundamental open problems in communication complexity. It speculates that the deterministic communication complexity of any two-party function is equal to the log of the rank of its associated matrix, up to polynomial factors. Despite much research, we still know very little about this ... more >>>

Andrei Krokhin, Peter Jonsson

In constraint satisfaction problems over finite domains, some variables

can be frozen, that is, they take the same value in all possible solutions. We study the complexity of the problem of recognizing frozen variables with restricted sets of constraint relations allowed in the

instances. We show that the complexity of ...
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Neeraj Kayal

Let $\mathbb{F}_q$ be a finite field and $f(x) \in \mathbb{F}_q(x)$ be a rational function over $\mathbb{F}_q$.

The decision problem {\bf PermFunction} consists of deciding whether $f(x)$ induces a permutation on

the elements of $\mathbb{F}_q$. That is, we want to decide whether the corresponding map

$f : \mathbb{F}_q ...
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Frederic Magniez, Claire Mathieu, Ashwin Nayak

Motivated by a concrete problem and with the goal of understanding the sense in which the complexity of streaming algorithms is related to the complexity of formal languages, we investigate the problem Dyck(s) of checking matching parentheses, with $s$ different types of parenthesis.

We present a one-pass randomized streaming ... more >>>

Gaurav Sinha

Reconstruction of arithmertic circuits has been heavily studied in the past few years and has connections to proving lower bounds and deterministic identity testing. In this paper we present a polynomial time randomized algorithm for reconstructing $\Sigma\Pi\Sigma(2)$ circuits over $\R$, i.e. depth$-3$ circuits with fan-in $2$ at the top addition ... more >>>

Ankit Gupta, Neeraj Kayal, Satyanarayana V. Lokam

We present a randomized algorithm for reconstructing multilinear depth-4 arithmetic circuits with fan-in 2 at the top + gate. The algorithm is given blackbox access to a multilinear polynomial f in F[x_1,..,x_n] computable by a multilinear Sum-Product-Sum-Product(SPSP) circuit of size s and outputs an equivalent multilinear SPSP circuit, runs ... more >>>

Neeraj Kayal, Vineet Nair, Chandan Saha, Sébastien Tavenas

An algebraic branching program (ABP) A can be modelled as a product expression $X_1\cdot X_2\cdot \dots \cdot X_d$, where $X_1$ and $X_d$ are $1 \times w$ and $w \times 1$ matrices respectively, and every other $X_k$ is a $w \times w$ matrix; the entries of these matrices are linear forms ... more >>>

Mika Göös, Shachar Lovett, Raghu Meka, Thomas Watson, David Zuckerman

We develop a new method to prove communication lower bounds for composed functions of the form $f\circ g^n$ where $f$ is any boolean function on $n$ inputs and $g$ is a sufficiently ``hard'' two-party gadget. Our main structure theorem states that each rectangle in the communication matrix of $f \circ ... more >>>

Tobias Gärtner, Günter Hotz

We extend the concept of recursive definition on analytic functions. For special cases of linear primitive recursive definitions we show the existence of natural continuations of the over $\N$ primitive recursive functions to analytic functions. Especially, we show that solutions exist if the coefficients of the linear recursive equation are ... more >>>

Luca Trevisan

We study query-efficient Probabilistically Checkable

Proofs (PCPs) and linearity tests. We focus on the number

of amortized query bits. A testing algorithm uses $q$ amortized

query bits if, for some constant $k$, it reads $qk$ bits and has

error probability at most $2^{-k}$. The best known ...
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Paul Goldberg, Christos H. Papadimitriou

We address the fundamental question of whether the Nash equilibria of

a game can be computed in polynomial time. We describe certain

efficient reductions between this problem for

normal form games with a fixed number of players

and graphical games with fixed degree. Our main result is that ...
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Shiva Kintali, Laura J Poplawski, Rajmohan Rajaraman, Ravi Sundaram, Shang-Hua Teng

"As has often been the case with NP-completeness proofs, PPAD-completeness proofs will be eventually refined to cover simpler and more realistic looking classes of games. And then researchers will strive to identify even simpler classes." --Papadimitriou (chapter 2 of Algorithmic Game Theory book)

In a landmark paper, Papadimitriou introduced a ... more >>>

Emanuele Viola

The 3SUM problem asks if there are three integers $a,b,c$ summing to $0$ in a given set of $n$ integers of magnitude poly($n$). Patrascu (STOC '10) reduces solving 3SUM in time $n^{2-\Omega(1)}$ to listing $m$ triangles in a graph with $m$ edges in time $m^{4/3-\Omega(1)}$.

In this note we present ...
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Manindra Agrawal, Somenath Biswas

We give new randomized algorithms for testing multivariate polynomial

identities over finite fields and rationals. The algorithms use

\lceil \sum_{i=1}^n \log(d_i+1)\rceil (plus \lceil\log\log C\rceil

in case of rationals where C is the largest coefficient)

random bits to test if a

polynomial P(x_1, ..., x_n) is zero where d_i is ...
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Oded Goldreich

We consider the task of testing whether a Boolean function $f:\{0,1\}^\ell\to\{0,1\}$

is the indicator function of an $(\ell-k)$-dimensional affine space.

An optimal tester for this property was presented by Parnas, Ron, and Samorodnitsky ({\em SIDMA}, 2002), by mimicking the celebrated linearity tester (of Blum, Luby and Rubinfeld, {\em JCSS}, 1993) ...
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Alina Beygelzimer, Varsha Dani, Tom Hayes, John Langford

There are two approaches to solving a new supervised learning task: either

analyze the task independently or reduce it to a task that has already

been thoroughly analyzed. This paper investigates the latter approach for

classification problems. In addition to obvious theoretical motivations,

there is fairly strong empirical evidence that ...
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Christian Glaßer, Alan L. Selman, Samik Sengupta

We prove that all of the following assertions are equivalent:

There is a many-one complete disjoint NP-pair;

there is a strongly many-one complete disjoint NP-pair;

there is a Turing complete disjoint NP-pair such that all reductions

are smart reductions;

there is a complete disjoint NP-pair for one-to-one, invertible ...
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Prasad Raghavendra, David Steurer, Madhur Tulsiani

The Small-Set Expansion Hypothesis (Raghavendra, Steurer, STOC 2010) is a natural hardness assumption concerning the problem of approximating the edge expansion of small sets in graphs. This hardness assumption is closely connected to the Unique Games Conjecture (Khot, STOC 2002). In particular, the Small-Set Expansion Hypothesis implies the Unique ... more >>>

Jacobo Toran

We show that several reducibility notions coincide when applied to the

Graph Isomorphism (GI) problem. In particular we show that if a set is

many-one logspace reducible to GI, then it is in fact many-one AC^0

reducible to GI. For the case of Turing reducibilities we show that ...
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Eric Allender, Harry Buhrman, Luke Friedman, Bruno Loff

This paper is motivated by a conjecture that BPP can be characterized in terms of polynomial-time nonadaptive reductions to the set of Kolmogorov-random strings. In this paper we show that an approach laid out by [Allender et al] to settle this conjecture cannot succeed without significant alteration, but that it ... more >>>

Christian Glaßer, A. Pavan, Alan L. Selman, Liyu Zhang

We show that a set is m-autoreducible if and only if it is m-mitotic. This solves a long standing open question in a surprising way. As a consequence of this unconditional result and recent work by Glasser et al., complete sets for all of the following complexity classes are m-mitotic: ... more >>>

Melanie Winkler, Berthold Vöcking, Sascha Geulen

Suppose a decision maker has to purchase a commodity over time with

varying prices and demands. In particular, the price per unit might

depend on the amount purchased and this price function might vary from

step to step. The decision maker has a buffer of bounded size for

storing units ...
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Christoph Behle, Andreas Krebs

We consider first order logic over words and show FO+MOD[<] is contained in MAJ[<] with three variables.

It is known that for the classes FO[<], FO+MOD[<], FO+GROUP[<] three variables suffice. In the case of MOD[<] even two variables are sufficient.

As a consequence we know that if TC^ 0 neq ... more >>>

Luca Trevisan, Madhur Tulsiani, Salil Vadhan

We show that every high-entropy distribution is indistinguishable from an

efficiently samplable distribution of the same entropy. Specifically, we prove

that if $D$ is a distribution over $\{ 0,1\}^n$ of min-entropy at least $n-k$,

then for every $S$ and $\epsilon$ there is a circuit $C$ of size at most

$S\cdot ...
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Andreas Krebs, Meena Mahajan, Anil Shukla

In this short note, we revisit two hardness measures for resolution proofs: width and asymmetric width. It is known that for every unsatisfiable CNF F,

width(F \derives \Box) \le awidth(F \derives \Box) + max{ awidth(F \derives \Box), width(F)}.

We give a simple direct proof of the upper bound, ... more >>>

Pavel Hrubes, Avi Wigderson, Amir Yehudayoff

This paper extends Valiant's work on $\vp$ and $\vnp$ to the settings in which variables are not multiplicatively commutative and/or associative. Our main result is a theory of completeness for these algebraic worlds.

We define analogs of Valiant's classes $\vp$ and $\vnp$, as well as of the polynomials permanent ...
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Lila Fontes, Rahul Jain, Iordanis Kerenidis, Sophie Laplante, Mathieu Lauriere, Jérémie Roland

Does the information complexity of a function equal its communication complexity? We examine whether any currently known techniques might be used to show a separation between the two notions. Recently, Ganor et al. provided such a separation in the distributional setting for a specific input distribution ?. We show that ... more >>>

Philippe Moser

We show that for determinictic polynomial time computation, oracle access to

$\mathbf{APP}$, the class of real functions

approximable by probabilistic Turing machines, is the same as having oracle access to

promise-$\mathbf{BPP}$. First

we construct a mapping that maps every function in $\mathbf{APP}$ to a promise problem

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Joshua Buresh-Oppenheim, Tsuyoshi Morioka

We consider Total Functional $\NP$ ($\TFNP$) search problems. Such problems are based on combinatorial principles that guarantee, through locally checkable conditions, that a solution to the problem exists in an exponentially-large domain, and have the property that any solution has a polynomial-size witness that can be verified in polynomial time. ... more >>>

Thomas Watson

We prove that relative to an oracle, there is no worst-case to errorless-average-case reduction for $\NP$. This result is the first progress on an open problem posed by Impagliazzo in 1995, namely to construct an oracle relative to which $\NP$ is worst-case hard but errorless-average-case easy. We also handle classes ... more >>>

Tom Gur, Govind Ramnarayan, Ron Rothblum

Locally decodable codes (LDCs) and locally correctable codes (LCCs) are error-correcting codes in which individual bits of the message and codeword, respectively, can be recovered by querying only few bits from a noisy codeword. These codes have found numerous applications both in theory and in practice.

A natural relaxation of ... more >>>

Prahladh Harsha, Rahul Jain, Jaikumar Radhakrishnan

Let $f : \{0,1\}^n \times \{0,1\}^n \rightarrow \{0,1\}$ be a 2-party function. For every product distribution $\mu$ on $\{0,1\}^n \times \{0,1\}^n$, we show that $${{CC}}^\mu_{0.49}(f) = O\left(\left(\log {{rprt}}_{1/4}(f) \cdot \log \log {{rprt}}_{1/4}(f)\right)^2\right),$$ where ${{CC}^\mu_\varepsilon(f)$ is the distributional communication complexity with error at most $\varepsilon$ under the distribution $\mu$ and ... more >>>

Noga Alon, Mark Braverman, Klim Efremenko, Ran Gelles, Bernhard Haeupler

We consider the task of multiparty computation performed over networks in

the presence of random noise. Given an $n$-party protocol that takes $R$

rounds assuming noiseless communication, the goal is to find a coding

scheme that takes $R'$ rounds and computes the same function with high

probability even when the ...
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Olaf Beyersdorff

We investigate the class of disjoint NP-pairs under different reductions.

The structure of this class is intimately linked to the simulation order

of propositional proof systems, and we make use of the relationship between

propositional proof systems and theories of bounded arithmetic as the main

tool of our analysis.

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Thomas O'Neil

A symmetric representation for a set of objects requires the same amount of space for the set as for its complement. Complexity classifications that are based on the length of the input can depend on whether the representation is symmetric. In this article we describe a symmetric representation scheme for ... more >>>

Mateus de Oliveira Oliveira, Pavel Pudlak

We introduce the notion of monotone linear programming circuits (MLP circuits), a model of

computation for partial Boolean functions. Using this model, we prove the following results:

1. MLP circuits are superpolynomially stronger than monotone Boolean circuits.

2. MLP circuits are exponentially stronger than monotone span programs.

3. ...
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Gyula Gyôr

We give an answer to the question of Barrington, Beigel and Rudich, asked in 1992, concerning the largest n such that the OR function of n variable can be weakly represented by a quadratic polynomial modulo 6. More specially,we show that no 11-variable quadratic polynomial exists that is congruent to ... more >>>

Ran Canetti, Oded Goldreich, Silvio Micali.

We introduce the notion of Resettable Zero-Knowledge (rZK),

a new security measure for cryptographic protocols

which strengthens the classical notion of zero-knowledge.

In essence, an rZK protocol is one that remains zero knowledge

even if an adeversary can interact with the prover many times, each

time ...
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Neil Thapen, Nicola Galesi

We define a collection of Prover-Delayer games that characterize certain subsystems of resolution. This allows us to give some natural criteria which guarantee lower bounds on the resolution width of a formula, and to extend these results to formulas of unbounded initial width.

We also use games to give upper ... more >>>

Dmitry Itsykson, Mikhail Slabodkin, Dmitry Sokolov

The resolution complexity of the perfect matching principle was studied by Razborov [Raz04], who developed a technique for proving its lower bounds for dense graphs. We construct a constant degree bipartite graph $G_n$ such that the resolution complexity of the perfect matching principle for $G_n$ is $2^{\Omega(n)}$, where $n$ is ... more >>>

Alexander Razborov

We show that every resolution proof of the {\em functional} version

$FPHP^m_n$ of the pigeonhole principle (in which one pigeon may not split

between several holes) must have size $\exp\of{\Omega\of{\frac n{(\log

m)^2}}}$. This implies an $\exp\of{\Omega(n^{1/3})}$ bound when the number

of pigeons $m$ is arbitrary.

Ran Raz

We prove that any Resolution proof for the weak

pigeon hole principle, with $n$ holes and any number of

pigeons, is of length $\Omega(2^{n^{\epsilon}})$,

(for some global constant $\epsilon > 0$).

Ran Raz, Iddo Tzameret

We develop and study the complexity of propositional proof systems of varying strength extending resolution by allowing it to operate with disjunctions of linear equations instead of clauses. We demonstrate polynomial-size refutations for hard tautologies like the pigeonhole principle, Tseitin graph tautologies and the clique-coloring tautologies in these proof systems. ... more >>>

Gerhard J. Woeginger

We study online bounded space bin packing in the resource

augmentation model of competitive analysis.

In this model, the online bounded space packing algorithm has

to pack a list L of items in (0,1] into a small number of

bins of size b>=1.

Its performance is measured by comparing the ...
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Tomoyuki Yamakami, Toshio Suzuki

Revisiting the thirty years-old notions of resource-bounded immunity and simplicity, we investigate the structural characteristics of various immunity notions: strong immunity, almost immunity, and hyperimmunity as well as their corresponding simplicity notions. We also study limited immunity and simplicity, called k-immunity and feasible k-immunity, and their simplicity notions. Finally, we ... more >>>

Rahul Santhanam

We consider uniform assumptions for derandomization. We provide

intuitive evidence that BPP can be simulated non-trivially in

deterministic time by showing that (1) P \not \subseteq i.o.i.PLOYLOGSPACE

implies BPP \subseteq SUBEXP (2) P \not \subseteq SUBPSPACE implies BPP

= P. These results extend and complement earlier work of ...
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Badih Ghazi, T.S. Jayram

We study common randomness where two parties have access to i.i.d. samples from a known random source, and wish to generate a shared random key using limited (or no) communication with the largest possible probability of agreement. This problem is at the core of secret key generation in cryptography, with ... more >>>

Mahdi Cheraghchi, Venkatesan Guruswami, Ameya Velingker

We prove that a random linear code over $\mathbb{F}_q$, with probability arbitrarily close to $1$, is list decodable at radius $1-1/q-\epsilon$ with list size $L=O(1/\epsilon^2)$ and rate $R=\Omega_q(\epsilon^2/(\log^3(1/\epsilon)))$. Up to the polylogarithmic factor in $1/\epsilon$ and constant factors depending on $q$, this matches the lower bound $L=\Omega_q(1/\epsilon^2)$ for the list ... more >>>

Beate Bollig

Branching programs are a well established computation model for

Boolean functions, especially read-once branching programs have

been studied intensively.

In this paper the expressive power of nondeterministic read-once

branching programs, i.e., the class of functions

representable in polynomial size, is investigated.

For that reason two restricted models of nondeterministic read-once

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Bireswar Das, Jacobo Toran, Fabian Wagner

The Graph Isomorphism problem restricted to graphs of bounded treewidth or bounded tree distance width

are known to be solvable in polynomial time \cite{Bo90},\cite{YBFT}.

We give restricted space algorithms for these problems proving the following results:

Isomorphism for bounded tree distance width graphs is in L and thus complete ... more >>>

Zeev Dvir, Anup Rao, Avi Wigderson, Amir Yehudayoff

We introduce a notion of non-black-box access to computational devices (such as circuits, formulas, decision trees, and so forth) that we call \emph{restriction access}. Restrictions are partial assignments to input variables. Each restriction simplifies the device, and yields a new device for the restricted function on the unassigned variables. On ... more >>>

Gudmund Skovbjerg Frandsen, Peter Bro Miltersen

In this paper we review the known bounds for $L(n)$, the circuit size

complexity of the hardest Boolean function on $n$ input bits. The

best known bounds appear to be $$\frac{2^n}{n}(1+\frac{\log

n}{n}-O(\frac{1}{n})) \leq L(n) \leq\frac{2^n}{n}(1+3\frac{\log

n}{n}+O(\frac{1}{n}))$$ However, the bounds do not seem to be

explicitly stated in the literature. We ...
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Moritz Müller, Stefan Szeider

So-called ordered variants of the classical notions of pathwidth and treewidth are introduced and proposed as proof theoretically meaningful complexity measures for the directed acyclic graphs underlying proofs. The ordered pathwidth of a proof is shown to be roughly the same as its formula space. Length-space lower bounds for R(k)-refutations ... more >>>

Dalit Naor, Moni Naor, Jeff Lotspiech

We deal with the problem of a center sending a secret message to

a group of users such that some subset of the users is considered

revoked and should not be able to obtain the content of the

message. We concentrate on the stateless receiver case, where

the users do ...
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Suguru Tamaki, Yuichi Yoshida

A temporal constraint language $\Gamma$ is a set of relations with first-order definitions in $({\mathbb{Q}}; <)$. Let CSP($\Gamma$) denote the set of constraint satisfaction problem instances with relations from $\Gamma$. CSP($\Gamma$) admits robust approximation if, for any $\varepsilon \geq 0$, given a $(1-\varepsilon)$-satisfiable instance of CSP($\Gamma$), we can compute an ... more >>>

Irit Dinur, Madhu Sudan, Avi Wigderson

Given two binary linear codes R and C, their tensor product R \otimes C consists of all matrices with rows in R and columns in C. We analyze the "robustness" of the following test for this code (suggested by Ben-Sasson and Sudan~\cite{BenSasson-Sudan04}): Pick a random row (or column) and check ... more >>>

Eli Ben-Sasson, Madhu Sudan

We continue the investigation of locally testable codes, i.e.,

error-correcting codes for whom membership of a given word in the

code can be tested probabilistically by examining it in very few

locations. We give two general results on local testability:

First, motivated by the recently proposed notion of robust

probabilistically ...
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Amit Chakrabarti, Graham Cormode, Andrew McGregor

We study the communication complexity of evaluating functions when the input data is randomly allocated (according to some known distribution) amongst two or more players, possibly with information overlap. This naturally extends previously studied variable partition models such as the best-case and worst-case partition models. We aim to understand whether ... more >>>

Prahladh Harsha, Srikanth Srinivasan

We consider the following multiplication-based tests to check if a given function $f: \mathbb{F}_q^n\to \mathbb{F}_q$ is the evaluation of a degree-$d$ polynomial over $\mathbb{F}_q$ for $q$ prime.

* $\mathrm{Test}_{e,k}$: Pick $P_1,\ldots,P_k$ independent random degree-$e$ polynomials and accept iff the function $fP_1\cdots P_k$ is the evaluation of a degree-$(d+ek)$ polynomial.

... more >>>Eli Ben-Sasson, Oded Goldreich, Prahladh Harsha, Madhu Sudan, Salil Vadhan

We continue the study of the trade-off between the length of PCPs

and their query complexity, establishing the following main results

(which refer to proofs of satisfiability of circuits of size $n$):

We present PCPs of length $\exp(\tildeO(\log\log n)^2)\cdot n$

that can be verified by making $o(\log\log n)$ Boolean queries.

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Yuval Ishai, Eyal Kushilevitz, Xin Li, Rafail Ostrovsky, Manoj Prabhakaran, Amit Sahai, David Zuckerman

Let $G:\{0,1\}^n\to\{0,1\}^m$ be a pseudorandom generator. We say that a circuit implementation of $G$ is $(k,q)$-robust if for every set $S$ of at most $k$ wires anywhere in the circuit, there is a set $T$ of at most $q|S|$ outputs, such that conditioned on the values of $S$ and $T$ ... more >>>

Libor Barto, Marcin Kozik

An algorithm for a constraint satisfaction problem is called robust if it outputs an assignment satisfying at least $(1-g(\varepsilon))$-fraction of the constraints given a $(1-\varepsilon)$-satisfiable instance, where $g(\varepsilon) \rightarrow 0$ as $\varepsilon \rightarrow 0$, $g(0)=0$.

Guruswami and Zhou conjectured a characterization of constraint languages for which the corresponding constraint satisfaction ...
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Shachar Lovett, Jiapeng Zhang

The sensitivity conjecture is one of the central open problems in boolean complexity. A recent work of Gopalan et al. [CCC 2016] conjectured a robust analog of the sensitivity conjecture, which relates the decay of the Fourier mass of a boolean function to moments of its sensitivity. We prove this ... more >>>

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 >>>

Maya Leshkowitz

Consider an interactive proof system for some set S that has randomness complexity r(n) for instances of length n, and arbitrary round complexity. We show a public-coin interactive proof system for S of round complexity O(r(n)/log n). Furthermore, the randomness complexity is preserved up to a constant factor, and the ... more >>>

Takeshi Koshiba, Yoshiharu Seri

We explicitly show the upper bound on the round complexity for perfectly concealing bit commitment schemes based on the general computational assumption. The best known scheme in the literature is the one-way permutation based scheme due to Naor, Ostrovsky, Venkatesan and Yung and its round complexity is O(n). We consider ... more >>>

Boaz Barak, Prasad Raghavendra, David Steurer

We show a new way to round vector solutions of semidefinite programming (SDP) hierarchies into integral solutions, based on a connection between these hierarchies and the spectrum of the input graph. We demonstrate the utility of our method by providing a new SDP-hierarchy based algorithm for constraint satisfaction problems with ... more >>>

Boaz Barak, Jonathan Kelner, David Steurer

We present a general approach to rounding semidefinite programming relaxations obtained by the Sum-of-Squares method (Lasserre hierarchy). Our approach is based on using the connection between these relaxations and the Sum-of-Squares proof system to transform a *combining algorithm* -- an algorithm that maps a distribution over solutions into a (possibly ... more >>>

Philippe Moser

We use recent results on the hardness of resource-bounded

Kolmogorov random strings, to prove that RP is small in SUBEXP

else ZPP=PSPACE and NP=EXP.

We also prove that if NP is not small in SUBEXP, then

NP=AM, improving a former result which held for the measure ...
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Frank Neumann, Carsten Witt

Ant Colony Optimization (ACO) has become quite popular in recent

years. In contrast to many successful applications, the theoretical

foundation of this randomized search heuristic is rather weak.

Building up such a theory is demanded to understand how these

heuristics work as well as to ...
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