Algorithmic Barriers from Phase Transitions

@article{Achlioptas2008AlgorithmicBF,
  title={Algorithmic Barriers from Phase Transitions},
  author={Dimitris Achlioptas and Amin Coja-Oghlan},
  journal={2008 49th Annual IEEE Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science},
  year={2008},
  pages={793-802}
}
  • D. Achlioptas, A. Coja-Oghlan
  • Published 14 March 2008
  • Mathematics, Computer Science
  • 2008 49th Annual IEEE Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science
For many random constraint satisfaction problems, by now there exist asymptotically tight estimates of the largest constraint density for which solutions exist. At the same time, for many of these problems, all known polynomial-time algorithms stop finding solutions at much smaller densities. For example, it is well-known that it is easy to color a random graph using twice as many colors as its chromatic number. Indeed, some of the simplest possible coloring algorithms achieve this goal. Given… Expand
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