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Recent advances in randomness extractors and their applications
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Gil Cohen - CS-Lecture -
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Thursday, 22.12.2016, 10:30
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Room 337 Taub Bld.
We present recent developments in randomness extractors theory and applications to classical, long-standing, open problems such as Ramsey graphs constructions and privacy amplification protocols. This exciting progress heavily relies on two new pseudo-random primitives we call correlation breakers and independence-preserving mergers, which we discuss. Short bio: ========== Gil Cohen is a postdoctoral researcher at Princeton University working with Mark Braverman. He obtained his Ph.D. in 2015 from The Weizmann Institute of Science under the guidance of Ran Raz. In 2015-16 he was a postdoctoral fellow at Caltech, hosted by Leonard Schulman and Thomas Vidick. His interests lie mostly in theoretical computer science with a focus on computational complexity, pseudo-randomness, and explicit constructions.
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