6.842 Randomness and Computation


Class Info

The power and sources of randomness in computation. Connections and applications to computational complexity, computational learning theory, cryptography and combinatorics. Topics include: probabilistic proofs, uniform generation and approximate counting, Fourier analysis of Boolean functions, computational learning theory, expander graphs, pseudorandom generators, derandomization.

This class has 6.046, and 6.840 as prerequisites.

6.842 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by R. Rubinfeld.

Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 4-261.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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