Derandomizing BPL?

Computer Science/Discrete Mathematics Seminar II
Topic:Derandomizing BPL?
Speaker:Avi Wigderson
Affiliation:School of Mathematics, IAS
Date:Tuesday, February 26
Time/Room:10:30am - 12:30pm/S-101
Video Link:https://video.ias.edu/csdm/1213/0226-AviWigderson

I will survey some of the basic approaches to derandomizing Probabilistic Logspace computations, including the "classical" Nisan, Impagliazzo-Nisan-Widgerson and Reingold-Raz generators, the Saks-Zhou algorithm and some more recent approaches. We'll see why each falls short of complete derandomization, BPL=L, hopefully motivating further work on this basic problem.