Summary, Syllabus, Course Information
We will use the following monograph (in progress!):
Salil Vadhan, Pseudorandomness, 2011.
Chapter and page numbers refer to the April 2011 version of the book.
|Thu 8/25/11||Intro, Identity Testing||Chap. 1 to 2.1|
|Tue 8/31/11||Existence of good codes, Sampling-based algorithms||Chap. 2.2 to 2.4.2|
|Thu 9/8/11||Basic derandomization: conditional independence||Chap 3.4|
|Tue 9/13/11||P, BPP, PH and promise RP.||Chap 3.3||HW 1 out.|
|Thu 9/15/11||Measures of Graph Expansion||Chap. 4.1|
|Tue 10/11/11||Intro to list-decoding. Guest lecturer: Atri Rudra||arxiv|
|...||[Further updates on Piazza discussion forum.]|
There will be no lectures on August 23, September 22, 27, 29, October 25 and 27. Make-up lectures will be scheduled once the class attendance list has stabilized, based on students' schedules.