Randomness Extraction: A Survey

Computer Science/Discrete Mathematics Seminar II
Topic:Randomness Extraction: A Survey
Speaker:David Zuckerman
Affiliation:University of Texas at Austin; Member, School of Mathematics
Date:Tuesday, February 7
Time/Room:10:30am - 12:30pm/S-101

A randomness extractor is an efficient algorithm which extracts high-quality randomness from a low-quality random source. Randomness extractors have important applications in a wide variety of areas, including pseudorandomness, cryptography, expander graphs, coding theory, and inapproximability. In this talk, we survey the field of randomness extraction and discuss connections with other areas.