Introduction to Query-to-Communication Lifting

Computer Science/Discrete Mathematics Seminar II
Topic:Introduction to Query-to-Communication Lifting
Speaker:Mika Goos
Affiliation:Member, School of Mathematics
Date:Tuesday, November 20
Time/Room:10:30am - 12:30pm/Simonyi Hall 101
Video Link:https://video.ias.edu/csdm/2018/1120-MikaGoos

I will survey new lower-bound methods in communication complexity that "lift" lower bounds from decision tree complexity. These methods have recently enabled progress on core questions in communication complexity (log-rank conjecture, classical--quantum separations) and related areas (circuit complexity, proof complexity, LP/SDP formulations). I will prove one concrete lifting theorem for non-deterministic (NP) query/communication models.