Papers

Random-cluster dynamics in Z^2: rapid mixing with general boundary conditions
A. Blanca, R. Gheissari and E. Vigoda
Submitted.

Swendsen-Wang Dynamics for General Graphs in the Tree Uniqueness Region
A. Blanca, Z. Chen and E. Vigoda
Proceedings of Random 2018, pp. 32:1–32.

Sampling in Uniqueness from the Potts and Random-Cluster Models on Random Regular Graphs
A. Blanca, A. Galanis, L.A. Goldberg, D. Stefankovic, E. Vigoda and K. Yang
Proceedings of Random 2018, pp. 33:1–33.

Structure Learning of H-colorings
A. Blanca, Z. Chen, D. Stefankovic and E. Vigoda
Proceedings of ALT 2018, 83:152-185.
Best Paper Award

Spatial Mixing and Non-local Markov chains
A. Blanca, P. Caputo, A. Sinclair and E. Vigoda
Proceedings of SODA 2018, pp. 1965-1980.

Phase Coexistence for the Hard-Core Model on Z^2
A. Blanca, Y. Chen, D. Galvin, D. Randall and P. Tetali
Combinatorics, Probability and Computing, 2018. To appear.

Random-Cluster Dynamics in Z^2
A. Blanca and A. Sinclair
Probability Theory and Related Fields, 2017, 168 (3), pp. 821-847.
Preliminary version in Proceedings of SODA 2016, pp. 498-513.

Dynamics for the mean-field random-cluster model
A. Blanca and A. Sinclair
Proceedings of RANDOM 2015, pp. 528-543.

Phase Coexistence and Slow Mixing for the Hard-Core Model on Z^2
A. Blanca, D. Galvin, D. Randall and P. Tetali
Proceedings of RANDOM 2013, pp. 379-394.

On Universal Cycles for new Classes of Combinatorial Structures
A. Blanca and A.P. Godbole
SIAM Journal on Discrete Math, 2011, 25 (4), pp. 1832-1842.

Teaching

I will teach CSE 562 Probabilistic Algorithms in Spring 2019.

Contact

  • ablanca@cse.psu.edu
  • 311W Westgate Building, Penn State, University Park, PA 16802
  • Email for appointment