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Efficient depth reduction for composites is possible


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Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 11:00am


In 1989 it was shown by Allender and Hertrampf that every circuit of depth d and gates AND,OR,NOT, and MODp can be reduced to a depth 3 circuit of size 2^( (logn)^O(d) ). The question about MODm gates was handled a year later by Yao, and subsequently by Beigel and Tarui, with a triple-exponentially size bound, i.e. 2^((logn)^2^O(d)).

We resolve the question for composites obtaining the same asymptotic result as Allender-Hertampf.

Depth reduction is a fundamental question on its own. It also has significant implcations. For example, one of its immediate consequences is an exponential depth-improvement in Williams' program for separations of NEXP.

This is joint work with Shiteng Chen.

Speaker: Periklis Papakonstantinou



Location : Core A (Room 301)


Eric Allender, Pranjal Awasthi, Michael Saks and Mario Szegedy

Event Type: Seminar



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