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P versus NP and other resource-bounded computation.
Questions regarding well-defined instructions for completing a task, and relevant analysis in terms of time/memory/etc.
Reference-request is used when the author needs to know about work related to the question.
Graph theory is the study of graphs, mathematical structures used to model pairwise relations between objects.
Algorithms on graphs, excluding heuristics.
Questions related to NP-hardness and NP-completeness.
Computational complexity classes and their relations
Questions related to combinatorics and discrete mathematical structures
Computational and mathematical logic.
Questions about approximation algorithms.
formal languages, grammars, automata theory
general questions about selecting a best element from some set of available alternatives.
Automata Theory, including abstract machines, grammars, parsing, grammatical inference, transducers, and finite-state techniques
A soft question is a question (possibly subjective) about the field of theoretical computer science as opposed to being a question in theoretical computer science.
Quantum computation and computational issues related to quantum mechanics
Computability theory a.k.a. recursion theory.
Time complexity of decision problems or relations among time-bounded complexity classes. (Use the [analysis-of-algorithms] tag for the time taken by particular algorithms.)
Type structure is a syntactic discipline for enforcing levels of abstraction.
Circuit complexity is the study of resource-bounded circuits and the functions computed by such circuits.
Programming languages, in particular, focussing on their semantics.
Theoretical questions about Machine learning, especially Computational Learning Theory, including Algorithmic Learning Theory, PAC learning, and Bayesian Inference
Properties and applications of data structures, such as space lower bounds, or time complexity of insertion and deletion of objects.
SAT stands for the Boolean satisfiability problem.
questions about lowerbounds on functions, usually the complexity of an algorithm or a problem
Computational Geometry is the study of geometric problems from a computational perspective. Examples of problems include: computation of geometric objects such as convex hulls, dimensionality reductio…
How hard is counting the number of solutions?
Church's formal system used in computatability, programming languages and proof theory to represent effective functions, programs and their computation, and proofs.
Theoretical aspects of cryptography and information security.
Questions in probability theory
The Turing machine is a fundamental model of computation, especially in theoretical work.
Linear algebra deals with vector spaces and linear transformations.
Questions about Boolean functions and their analysis
An algorithm whose behaviour is determined by its input and a generator producing uniformly random numbers.
Mathematical and computational method for finding the best outcome in a given mathematical model where the list of requirements is represented as linear relationships.
Questions in Information Theory
Machine learning and learning theory: PAC learning, algorithmic learning theory, and computational aspects of Bayesian inference and graphical models.