Explicit two-source extractors for near-logarithmic min-entropy

Speaker: Dean Doron , Tel-Aviv University

Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Note: all times are in the Eastern Time Zone

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Location: 32-G575

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Host: Pritish Kamath and Akshay Degwekar, CSAIL MIT

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Reminder Subject: TALK: Dean Doron:Explicit two-source extractors for near-logarithmic min-entropy

Abstract:In this talk, we show an explicit construction of extractors for two independent sources of near-logarithmic min-entropy.
Previous constructions required either polylog(n) min-entropy or more than two sources.

The result extends the breakthrough result of Chattopadhyay and Zuckerman and also uses non-malleable extractors.
The main new ingredient is a somewhere-random condenser with a small entropy gap, used as a sampler.

Our construction can be seen as an efficient reduction to constructing non-malleable extractors, so using very recent constructions of non-malleable extractors (by Cohen and Li) - we will see how to obtain explicit two-source extractor for O(log n loglog n) min-entropy and constant error.

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