DIMACS TR: 2010-02

Limits of Approximation Algorithms: PCPs and Unique Games (DIMACS Tutorial Lecture Notes)



Authors: Prahladh Harsha and Moses Charikar

ABSTRACT

These are the lecture notes for the DIMACS Tutorial Limits of Approximation Algorithms: PCPs and Unique Games held at the DIMACS Center, CoRE Building, Rutgers University on 20-21 July, 2009. This tutorial was jointly sponsored by the DIMACS Special Focus on Hardness of Approximation, the DIMACS Special Focus on Algorithmic Foundations of the Internet, and the Center for Computational Intractability with support from the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation. The speakers at the tutorial were Matthew Andrews, Sanjeev Arora, Moses Charikar, Prahladh Harsha, Subhash Khot, Dana Moshkovitz and Lisa Zhang. The scribes were Ashkan Aazami, Dev Desai, Igor Gorodezky, Geetha Jagannathan, Alexander S. Kulikov, Darakhshan J. Mir, Alantha Newman, Aleksandar Nikolov, David Pritchard and Gwen Spencer.

Paper Available at: http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/TechnicalReports/TechReports/2010/2010-02.pdf
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