Department of Computer Science | Institute of Theoretical Computer Science | CADMO

Theory of Combinatorial Algorithms

Prof. Emo Welzl and Prof. Bernd Gärtner

Mittagsseminar (in cooperation with A. Steger, D. Steurer and B. Sudakov)

Mittagsseminar Talk Information

Date and Time: Thursday, December 08, 2022, 12:15 pm

Duration: 30 minutes

Location: OAT S15/S16/S17

Speaker: Christoph Grunau

Distributed Derandomization via Local Rounding

In this talk, I will present a general distributed derandomization method which allows to locally round fractional solutions of graph problems. Roughly speaking, the method can transform fractional/probabilistic label assignments of the vertices into integral/deterministic label assignments for the vertices, while approximately preserving a potential function that is a linear combination of functions, each of which depends on at most two vertices (subject to some conditions usually satisfied in pairwise analyses). Informally speaking, the method allows to efficiently derandomize randomized algorithms which only require pairwise independence. The method is used by the state-of-the art deterministic algorithms for problems such as maximal independent set or network decomposition, two of the most central problems in distributed computing. This is joint work with Salwa Faour, Mohsen Ghaffari, Fabian Kuhn and Václav Rozhoň.

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