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3/21/2018 11:00 am
CoRE 301

Explicit two-source extractors for near-logarithmic min-entropy

Dean Doron, Tel-Aviv University

Organizer(s): Pranjal Awasthi and Shubhangi Saraf


In this talk, we show an explicit construction of extractors for two independent sources of near-logarithmic min-entropy. Previous constructions required either polylog(n) min-entropy or more than two sources. The result extends the breakthrough result of Chattopadhyay and Zuckerman and also uses non-malleable extractors. The main new ingredient is a somewhere-random condenser with a small entropy gap, used as a sampler. Our construction can be seen as an efficient reduction to constructing non-malleable extractors, so using recent constructions of non-malleable extractors (by Cohen and Li) - we will see how to obtain explicit two-source extractor for O(log n loglog n) min-entropy and constant error.