Parameterized Algorithms for Constraint Satisfaction Problems Above Average with Global Cardinality Constraints (Yuan Zhou)

Abstract

Given a constraint satisfaction problem (CSP) on n variables, x1,x2,…,xn∈{±1}, and m constraints, a global cardinality constraint has the form of ∑xi = (1−2p)n, where p∈(Ω(1),1−Ω(1)) and pn is an integer. Let AVG be the expected number of constraints satisfied by randomly choosing an assignment to x1,x2,…,xn, complying with the global cardinality constraint. The CSP above average with the global cardinality constraint problem asks whether there is an assignment (complying with the cardinality constraint) that satisfies more than (AVG+t) constraints, where t is an input parameter.

In this talk, we present an algorithm that finds a valid assignment satisfying more than (AVG+t) constraints (if there exists one) in time (2^O(t^2)+n^O(d)). Therefore, the CSP above average with the global cardinality constraint problem is fixed-parameter tractable.

Joint work with Xue Chen.

Time

2017-07-27   15:00 ~ 16:30   

Speaker

Yuan Zhou, Indiana University Bloomington

Room

Room 602,School of Information Management & Engineering, Shanghai University of Finance & Economics