ACO The ACO Seminar (2013–2014)

Oct. 3, 3:30pm, Wean 8220
Michael Krivelevich, Tel Aviv University
Smoothed analysis on connected graphs


The main paradigm of smoothed analysis on graphs suggests that for any large graph G in a certain class of graphs, perturbing slightly the edges of G at random (usually adding few random edges to G) typically results in a graph having much nicer properties.

In this talk we discuss smoothed analysis on trees, or equivalently on connected graphs. A connected graph G on n vertices can be a very bad expander, can have very large diameter, very high mixing time, and possibly has no long paths. The situation changes dramatically when εn random edges are added on top of G, the so obtained graph G* has with high probability the following properties:

(the last three items assuming the base graph G has bounded degrees). All of the above estimates are asymptotically tight.

Joint work with Daniel Reichman (Weizmann Institute) and Wojciech Samotij (Tel Aviv/Cambridge).

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