DIMACS Theoretical Computer Science Seminar

Title: Succinct Encodings of Graph Isomorphismo

Speaker: Bireswar Das, DIMACS/IIT Gandhinagar

Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 11:00-12:00pm

Location: CoRE Bldg, Room 301A, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ


It is well known that problems encoded with circuits or formulas generally gain an exponential complexity blow-up compared to their original complexity.

We introduce a new way for encoding graph problems, based on CNF or DNF formulas. We show that contrary to the other existing succinct models, there are examples of problems whose complexity does not increase when encoded in the new form, or increases to an intermediate complexity class less powerful than the exponential blow up.

We also study the complexity of the succinct versions of the Graph Isomorphism problem. We show that all the versions are hard for PSPACE. Although the exact complexity of these problems is not known, we show that under most existing succinct models the different versions of the problem are equivalent. We also give an algorithm for the DNF encoded version of GI whose running time depends only on the size of the succinct representation.

This is a joint work with Patrick Scharpfenecker, Jacobo Torán

See: http://www.math.rutgers.edu/~sk1233/theory-seminar/S14/