Friday, December 4, 2015

Lecture 43

Last lecture of the fall :(

We covered Shor's algorithm for factoring numbers in quantum polynomial time, best explained in his paper.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Lecture 42

Quantum Algorithms: Deutsch-Jozsa, Simon, Grover
John Watrous lecture notes, Lecture 5, 6, 12 and 13.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Lecture 41

Introduction to Quantum Computing: Basic quantum transformations and definition of BQP.

Lectures 1 and 2 of John Watrous' lecture notes

Monday, November 23, 2015

Lecture 40

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Laszlo Babai's first talk on his new graph isomorphism algorithm is now on video. Babai is an excellent lecturer and I highly recommend finding 100 minutes to watch the talk.

Today we covered time-space tradeoffs for SAT from the papers:
Time-space tradeoffs for satisfiability by L. Fortnow. .
Time-space lower bounds for satisfiability by L. Fortnow, R. Lipton, D. van Melkebeek, and A. Viglas.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Lecture 39

Assignment 4, our last assignment, has been posted to T-Square and is due on Wednesday, December 2 at 8 PM. There will be no final exam.

Arefin Huq covered zero-knowledge for Sudoku from the paper Cryptographic and Physical Zero-Knowledge Proof Systems for Solutions of Sudoku Puzzles by Ronen Gradwohl, Moni Naor, Benny Pinkas and Guy N. Rothblum.

He also discussed bit commitment and presented the zero-knowledge proof for graph isomorphism, comparing and contrasting with the Arthur-Merlin protocol for graph non-isomorphism.