Faculty Candidate Seminar

Structure and Randomness in Complex Systems

Shachar Lovett

Post Doc
Institute for Advanced Studies
 
Monday, February 20, 2012
4:00pm - 5:00pm
1690 Beyster Bldg.

 

About the Event

Complicated systems arise naturally in many scenarios. For example, huge graphs or high dimensional data are part of many problems arising in real life and in theoretical models. In other cases, the problems are simple to describe, but the set of potential solutions is very complicated. I will describe a general approach to analyze and build algorithms for complicated systems. It is based, on the one hand, on finding important structures in these systems; and, on the other hand, on identification of random-like properties that these objects possess. I will give several examples for the usefulness of this approach.

Biography

Shachar Lovett is a post-doc at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ. He is interested in the relations between structure, randomness and pseudo-randomness in many areas of mathematics and computer science, and in particular in computational complexity, additive combinatorics and coding theory.

Additional Information

Contact: Cindy Estell

Phone: 46744

Email: cestell

Sponsor: CSE

Open to: Public