|Computer Science/Discrete Mathematics Seminar II|
|Topic:||Applications of FT-Mollification|
|Affiliation:||Member, School of Mathematics|
|Date:||Tuesday, March 6|
|Time/Room:||10:30am - 12:30pm/S-101|
In FT-mollification, one smooths a function while maintaining good quantitative control on high-order derivatives. I will describe this approach and show how it can be used to show that bounded independence fools polynomial threshold functions over various distributions (Gaussian, Bernoulli, and p-stable). This talk is based on various works by subsets of Ilias Diakonikolas, Daniel Kane, David Woodruff, and myself.