TCS+ talk: Wednesday, September 28 — Joakim Blikstad, KTH Stockholm

by plustcs

The next TCS+ talk will take place this coming Wednesday, September 28th at 1:00 PM Eastern Time (10:00 AM Pacific Time, 19:00 Central European Time, 17:00 UTC). Joakim Blikstad from KTH Stockholm will speak about “Nearly Optimal Communication and Query Complexity of Bipartite Matching” (abstract below).

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Abstract: With a simple application of the cutting planes method, we settle the complexities of the bipartite maximum matching problem (BMM) up to poly-logarithmic factors in five models of computation: the two-party communication, AND query, OR query, XOR query, and quantum edge query models. Our results answer open problems that have been raised repeatedly since at least three decades ago [Hajnal, Maass, and Turan STOC’88; Ivanyos, Klauck, Lee, Santha, and de Wolf FSTTCS’12; Dobzinski, Nisan, and Oren STOC’14; Nisan SODA’21] and tighten the lower bounds shown by Beniamini and Nisan [STOC’21] and Zhang [ICALP’04]. Our communication protocols also work for some generalizations of BMM, such as maximum-cost bipartite b-matching and transshipment, using only Õ(|V|) bits of communications.

To appear in FOCS’22. Joint work with Jan van den Brand, Yuval Efron, Danupon Nanongkai, and Sagnik Mukhopadhyay. preprint: