An algorithm for komlos conjecture matching Banaszczyk's bound

N. Bansal, D. Dadush, S. Garg

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We consider the problem of finding a low discrepancy coloring for sparse set systems where each element lies in at most t sets. We give an efficient algorithm that finds a coloring with discrepancy O((t log n)1/2), matching the best known non-constructive bound for the problem due to Banaszczyk. The previous algorithms only achieved an O(t1/2 log n) bound. Our result also extends to the more general Komlós setting and gives an algorithmic O(log1/2 n) bound.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE 57th Annual Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science (FOCS), 9-11 October 2016, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-3933-3
ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-3934-0
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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