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### Cuthill - Mckee Guarantees?

I'm interested in the following problem: given $M$, a $p \times p$ symmetric sparse matrix (the number of non-zero elements in each row is at most $s \ll p$), find a matrix $B = PMP^T$ where $P$ is a ...
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### Is there an algorithm for reducing the average row width of a sparse matrix?

Suppose I have a sparse $M \times N$ matrix $A$ and I define the "width" of each row $i$ to be: $$w_i \equiv r(A_i) - l(A_i),$$ where $r(A_i)$ is the index of the rightmost nonzero element ...
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### Johnson-Lindenstrauss and the largest eigenvalue of a matrix

Johnson-Lindenstrauss (JL) lemma shows that for any vector $u$ in $\mathbb{R}^d$, the vector $\frac{1}{\sqrt{k}}Ru$ satisfies $(1-\epsilon)\|u\|\leq \frac{1}{k}\|Ru\|^2\leq (1+\epsilon)\|u\|$ with ...
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### computational complexity of sparse matrix powers

Given a sparse matrix $A$ with $nnz(A)$ denoting the number of non-zero entries in it. What is the computational complexity of computing $A^k$, for some positive integer $k$? As $k$ gets larger, I ...
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### Has there been any research on faster tensor inner products?

Matrix multiplication is a well studied problem which is recently back in the news due to deepmind. That got me wondering has anyone looked at the more general problem of faster tensor multiplication? ...
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### Can one find any solution to this matrix problem in polynomial time?

I am given an M * N (M > 1, N > 1) matrix with all the numbers blackened but their row and column sums are visible. For example, I am given this 3 * 3 matrix. And one of the possible matrix ...
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### Deciding if all matrix multiplication entries have at least two witnesses

Consider two square matrices $A(x,y)$ and $B(y,z)$ of dimensions $N×N$ containing boolean entries. Consider the output product matrix $C(x,z)$ where $C=AB$ (not boolean matrix multiplication but the ...
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### Distinguish Graph from Tree using Adjacency Matrix

Given an adjacency matrix, is there a way to determine if the graph will be a tree or a graph (whether or not there is a cycle). For example, given the adjacency matrix: ...
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### The complexity of the permanent of low rank matrices

I know that for an arbitrary $n \times n$ matrix, Ryser's algorithm can compute the permanent in $\mathcal{O}(2^n n^2)$ time. I'm interested in computing the permanent of $n \times n$ matrices of rank ...
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### Evidence that matrix multiplication is not in $O(n^2\log^kn)$ time

It is commonly believed that for all $\epsilon > 0$, it is possible to multiply two $n \times n$ matrices in $O(n^{2 + \epsilon})$ time. Some discussion is here. I have asked some people who are ...
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### Ordering of sub problems in dynamic programming

1) Can every dynamic programming question be solved using 3 different orderings or can there be more than 3 or less than 3 ( like unique ordering )? My understanding is that a) it might have a unique ...
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### research problem for undergraduate majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics

I am wondering if somebody can suggest a small research problem for undergraduate majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics. Would love to work with random matrices or wavelets.
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### Finding a Minimal k-Subgraph

Given a complete, positively weighted, bidirectional graph with $n$ nodes without self-loops. Hence the corresponding adjacency matrix $A$ is positive, symmetric, and has zero main diagonal. I am ...
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### Open/unsolved problems in (computational) random matrix theory / matrix completion?

I was wondering what some open problems are in random matrix theory (especially those of interest to TCS people/so mainly non-asymptotic things, I imagine). Also, and relatedly, what are remaining/...
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### Efficient Online Algorithms for Matrix rank

Suppose, we have a matrix with known rank. Then, in each step one element of this matrix will be changed. Is there any efficient online algorithm to find rank of each matrix after each element update?
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### Algebraic account of Gaussian elimination?

For fun, I've been looking at the interpretation of linear logic in terms of finite-dimensional vector spaces, and ran into an interesting question about the interpretation of double-negation-...
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### Decomposing outer product or general rank factorization over $\Bbb F_q$

Given matrix $M\in\Bbb F_q^{n\times n}$ with the promise that there are two matrices $A\in\Bbb F_q^{n\times 1}$ and $B\in\Bbb F_q^{1\times n}$ such that $AB=M$ is there a deterministic $O((n\log q)^c)$...
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### Connection between diamond norm and output purity norm

Setting of the problem: Given a quantum channel $\mathcal{E}: \mathcal{H}_A\rightarrow \mathcal{H}_B$ (where $\mathcal{H}$ refers to a Hilbert space and subscript refers to the quantum register ...
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### On permanent mod $3^t$ computation

By $'$ I mean transpose. I gather the info here from rjlipton.wordpress.com/2014/12/21/modulating-the-permanent. We know that if $U\in\Bbb F_{3^t}^{n\times n}$ satisfies $UU'=I_n$ in $\Bbb F_{3^t}$ ...
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### Complexity of $\{0,\pm1\}$ determinant in sparse cases?

If $M\in\{-1,0,+1\}^{n\times n}$ be a matrix with only $O(n)$ non-zero entries and hadamard product $M\odot M$ being symmetric can we compute $Det(M)$ in $O(n)$ bit complexity? Assume that the matrix ...
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### Is there any algorithm to find just the largest eigenvalue with subquadratic time complexity?

SVD or PCA can be used find the largest eigenvalue, but at a cost of $O(n^3)$ complexity. Lanczos algorithm runs much faster on a sparse matrix with complexity $O(dn^2)$ where $d$ is the average ...
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### Rank mod 6 vs rank over the reals

Let $A$ be a boolean matrix (eg with $0,1$ entries). Assume that $A$ has rank $\le r$ both over $\mathbb{F}_2$ and over $\mathbb{F}_3$. Does this imply that $A$ has low rank over the reals? This seems ...
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### What's the complexity of factoring over a set of generators (say in $GL_2$)?

In particular, if I have some char-0 field $k$ (let's take $\mathbb C$ for now) and I consider $G = GL_2(k)$ with arbitrary nontrivial distinct $A, B \in G$. Then for some $C \in GL_2(k)$ do we know ...
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### Using an oracle to find a vector $b$ for which $Ax=b$ has a solution

There is an oracle built around a hidden $m\times n$ matrix $A$ all of whose entries are 0 or 1, where $m>n$. The oracle takes as input an integer vector $b$ with positive entries, and answers as ...
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### On permanent of $\{\pm1,0\}$ matrices

Consider the problem of computing the permanent $Per(M)$ of a matrix $M\in\{0,-1,1\}^{n\times n}$ such that the result is bounded in absolute value, $|Per(M)|<B$ where $B$ is part of input. Is ...
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### Properties of convex polytope of 0-1 matrices

Problem setting Consider a set $S = \big\{ 1,2,\cdots,n \big\}$. Now consider $k$ equal-sized subsets $S_i \subset S$ s.t of size $\big|S_i\big|=n' \;\forall i$. Consider a $k\times k$ matrix $M$ ...
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### Complexity involving connected components of 0/1 matrix

Assume a matrix has one component means we can traverse from a matrix entry $(i,j)$ which is $1$ to any other one by moving step of $(i\pm1,j),(i,j\pm1),(i\pm1,j\pm1)$ where each step you take you ...
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I am interested in the following quantity. Suppose we are given a matrix $M\in \mathbb{F}_2^{m\times n}$ and a string $z\in \{0,1\}^n$. I am interested in finding the largest subset $S$ of rows in M ...
### Low-depth arithmetic complexity of the product of $k$ matrices
Is anything known about the size of $\Sigma\Pi\Sigma$ (or other constant depth) circuits for the product of $k$ matrices? Trivial upper bounds (up to small factors) are: if $k=2$, then there are \$\...