Rati Gelashvili

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Population protocols, roughly defined as systems consisting of large numbers of simple identical agents, interacting at random and updating their state following simple rules, are an important research topic at the intersection of distributed computing and biology. One of the fundamental tasks that a population protocol may solve is majority: each node(More)
Population protocols are networks of finite-state agents, interacting randomly, and updating their state using simple rules. Despite their extreme simplicity, these systems have been shown to cooperatively perform complex computational tasks, such as simulating register machines to compute standard arithmetic functions. The election of a unique leader agent(More)
Population protocols are a popular model of distributed computing, in which randomly-interacting agents with little computational power cooperate to jointly perform computational tasks. Inspired by developments in molecular computation, and in particular DNA computing, recent algorithmic work has focused on the complexity of solving simple yet fundamental(More)
Johnson-Lindenstrauss (JL) matrices implemented by sparse random synaptic connections are thought to be a prime candidate for how convergent pathways in the brain compress information. However, to date, there is no complete mathematical support for such implementations given the constraints of real neural tissue. The fact that neurons are either excitatory(More)
Task allocation is a classic distributed problem in which a set of p potentially faulty processes must cooperate to perform a set of tasks. This paper considers a new dynamic version of the problem, in which tasks are injected adversarially during an asynchronous execution. We give the first asynchronous shared-memory algorithm for dynamic task allocation,(More)
The TLS protocol has been a subject of studies, analyses and verification attempts over the years, but a recently discovered attack against the key renegotiation in the TLS protocol underlined the need to more thoroughly study the key renegotiation phase and focus on aspects not investigated before. We study the key renegotiation phase of the TLS protocol(More)
All consensus hierarchies in the literature assume that we have, in addition to copies of a given object, an unbounded number of registers. But why do we really need these registers? This paper considers what would happen if one attempts to solve consensus using various objects but without any registers. We show that under a reasonable assumption, objects(More)