Invariance Principles in Theoretical Computer Science

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COMPUTER SCIENCE AND DISCRETE MATHEMATICS II
Topic:Invariance Principles in Theoretical Computer Science
Speaker:Ryan O'Donnell
Affiliation:Carnegie Mellon University; Member, School of Mathematics
Date:Tuesday, September 21
Time/Room:10:30am - 12:30pm/S-101
Video Link:https://video.ias.edu/csdm/odonnell

In this talk I will insult your intelligence by showing a non-original proof of the Central Limit Theorem, with not-particularly-good error bounds. However, the proof is very simple and flexible, allowing generalizations to multidimensional and higher-degree invariance principles. Time permitting, I will also discuss applications to areas of theoretical computer science: property testing, derandomization, learning, and inapproximability.