Theory Seminar: Local Correlation Breakers and Applications to Three-Source Extractors and Mergers

Gil Cohen (Weizmann Institute of Science)
Wednesday, 25.3.2015, 12:30
Moved to Taub 401

We introduce and construct a pseudo-random object which we call a local correlation breaker (LCB). Informally speaking, an LCB uses a weak-source of randomness to "break" local correlations between random variables. As an application of LCBs, we construct a 3-source extractor for entropies delta*n, O(log n) and O(loglog n), for any constant delta. .

No prior knowledge is assumed.

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