Do Probabilistic Algorithms Outperform Deterministic Ones?

  title={Do Probabilistic Algorithms Outperform Deterministic Ones?},
  author={Avi Wigderson},
The introduction of randomization into efficient computation has been one of the most fertile and usefifl ide,'~q in computer science. In cryl)tography and ,~synchronous comlmting, randomization makes possil)le t.asks that are iml)ossilfle to l)erform detcrnfinistically. For fimction coml)utation , many examples are known in which randomization allows considerable savings in resources like space and time over deterministic algorithms, or even "only" simplifies them. But to what extent is this… CONTINUE READING


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