A decision tree T in B_m:={0,1}^m is a binary tree where each of its internal nodes is labeled with an integer in [m]={1,2,...,m}, each leaf is labeled with an assignment a in B_m and each internal node has two outgoing edges that are labeled with 0 and 1, respectively. Let A subset {0,1}^m. We say that T is a decision tree for A if (1) For every a in A there is one leaf of T...

Diversity maximization is an important geometric optimization problem with many applications in recommender systems, machine learning or search engines among others. A typical diversification problem is as follows: Given a finite metric space (X,d) and a parameter k in N, find a subset of k elements of X that has maximum diversity. There are many functions that measure diversity...

Consider a geometric range space (X,A) where X is comprised of the union of a red set R and blue set B. Let Phi(A) define the absolute difference between the fraction of red and fraction of blue points which fall in the range A. The maximum discrepancy range A^* = arg max_{A in (X,A)} Phi(A). Our goal is to find some A^ in (X,A) such that Phi(A^*) - Phi(A^) <= epsilon. We develop...

K�nig-Egerv�ry graphs form an important graph class which has been studied extensively in graph theory. Much attention has also been paid on K�nig-Egerv�ry subgraphs and K�nig-Egerv�ry graph modification problems. In this paper, we focus on one K�nig-Egerv�ry subgraph problem, called the Maximum Edge Induced K�nig Subgraph problem. By exploiting the classical Gallai-Edmonds...

We make progress on the fine-grained complexity of Maximum-Cardinality Matching on graphs of bounded clique-width. Quasi linear-time algorithms for this problem have been recently proposed for the important subclasses of bounded-treewidth graphs (Fomin et al., SODA'17) and graphs of bounded modular-width (Coudert et al., SODA'18). We present such algorithm for bounded split-width...

Traversing game is a two-person game played on a connected undirected simple graph with a source node and a destination node. A pebble is placed on the source node initially and then moves autonomously according to some rules. Alice is the player who wants to set up rules for each node to determine where to forward the pebble while the pebble reaches the node, so that the pebble...

The tree inclusion problem is, given two node-labeled trees P and T (the "pattern tree" and the "text tree"), to locate every minimal subtree in T (if any) that can be obtained by applying a sequence of node insertion operations to P. Although the ordered tree inclusion problem is solvable in polynomial time, the unordered tree inclusion problem is NP-hard. The currently fastest...

In this paper, we study the query complexity of parameterized decision and optimization versions of Hitting-Set. We also investigate the query complexity of Packing. In doing so, we use generalizations to hypergraphs of an earlier query model, known as BIS introduced by Beame et al. in ITCS'18. The query models considered are the GPIS and GPISE oracles. The GPIS and GPISE oracles...

Motivated by the recent rapid growth of research for algorithms to cluster multi-layer and temporal graphs, we study extensions of the classical Cluster Editing problem. In Multi-Layer Cluster Editing we receive a set of graphs on the same vertex set, called layers and aim to transform all layers into cluster graphs (disjoint unions of cliques) that differ only slightly. More...

We study the oritatami model for molecular co-transcriptional folding. In oritatami systems, the transcript (the "molecule") folds as it is synthesized (transcribed), according to a local energy optimisation process, which is similar to how actual biomolecules such as RNA fold into complex shapes and functions as they are transcribed. We prove that there is an oritatami system...

In this paper we will give two distributed approximation algorithms (in the Local model) for the minimum dominating set problem. First we will give a distributed algorithm which finds a dominating set D of size O(gamma(G)) in a graph G which has no topological copy of K_h. The algorithm runs L_h rounds where L_h is a constant which depends on h only. This procedure can be used to...

Perfect matchings in planar graphs have been extensively studied and understood in the context of parallel complexity [P W Kastelyn, 1967; Vijay Vazirani, 1988; Meena Mahajan and Kasturi R. Varadarajan, 2000; Datta et al., 2010; Nima Anari and Vijay V. Vazirani, 2017]. However, corresponding results for maximum matchings have been elusive. We partly bridge this gap by proving: 1...

We study the concept of compactor, which may be seen as a counting-analogue of kernelization in counting parameterized complexity. For a function F:Sigma^* -> N and a parameterization kappa: Sigma^* -> N, a compactor (P,M) consists of a polynomial-time computable function P, called condenser, and a computable function M, called extractor, such that F=M o P, and the condensing P(x...

Given an undirected graph and two disjoint vertex pairs s_1,t_1 and s_2,t_2, the Shortest two disjoint paths problem (S2DP) asks for the minimum total length of two vertex disjoint paths connecting s_1 with t_1, and s_2 with t_2, respectively. We show that for cubic planar graphs there are NC algorithms, uniform circuits of polynomial size and polylogarithmic depth, that compute...

In this paper we study the Target Set Selection problem from a parameterized complexity perspective. Here for a given graph and a threshold for each vertex the task is to find a set of vertices (called a target set) to activate at the beginning which activates the whole graph during the following iterative process. A vertex outside the active set becomes active if the number of...

We study the problem of counting the isomorphic occurrences of a k-vertex pattern graph P as a subgraph in an n-vertex host graph G. Our specific interest is on algorithms for subgraph counting that are sensitive to the maximum degree Delta of the host graph. Assuming that the pattern graph P is connected and admits a vertex balancer of size b, we present an algorithm that counts...

Payment networks, also known as channels, are a most promising solution to the throughput problem of cryptocurrencies. In this paper we study the design of capital-efficient payment networks, offline as well as online variants. We want to know how to compute an efficient payment network topology, how capital should be assigned to the individual edges, and how to decide which...

We study augmenting a plane Euclidean network with a segment, called shortcut, to minimize the largest distance between any two points along the edges of the resulting network. Questions of this type have received considerable attention recently, mostly for discrete variants of the problem. We study a fully continuous setting, where all points on the network and the inserted...

We model evacuation in emergency situations by dynamic flow in a network. We want to minimize the aggregate evacuation time to an evacuation center (called a sink) on a path network with uniform edge capacities. The evacuees are initially located at the vertices, but their precise numbers are unknown, and are given by upper and lower bounds. Under this assumption, we compute a...

Interpreting three-leaf binary trees or rooted triples as constraints yields an entailment relation, whereby binary trees satisfying some rooted triples must also thus satisfy others, and thence a closure operator, which is known to be polynomial-time computable. This is extended to inconsistent triple sets by defining that a triple is entailed by such a set if it is entailed by...

In this paper, we consider the complexity of the problem of finding a stable fractional matching in a hypergraphic preference system. Aharoni and Fleiner proved that there exists a stable fractional matching in every hypergraphic preference system. Furthermore, Kintali, Poplawski, Rajaraman, Sundaram, and Teng proved that the problem of finding a stable fractional matching in a...

Suppose Alice and Bob are communicating in order to compute some function f, but instead of a classical communication channel they have a pair of walkie-talkie devices. They can use some classical communication protocol for f where in each round one player sends a bit and the other one receives it. The question is whether talking via walkie-talkie gives them more power? Using...

The classic TQBF problem is to determine who has a winning strategy in a game played on a given CNF formula, where the two players alternate turns picking truth values for the variables in a given order, and the winner is determined by whether the CNF gets satisfied. We study variants of this game in which the variables may be played in any order, and each turn consists of...

Given a 2-edge connected, unweighted, and undirected graph G with n vertices and m edges, a sigma-tree spanner is a spanning tree T of G in which the ratio between the distance in T of any pair of vertices and the corresponding distance in G is upper bounded by sigma. The minimum value of sigma for which T is a sigma-tree spanner of G is also called the stretch factor of T. We...

We address the following general question: given a graph class C on which we can solve Maximum Matching in (quasi) linear time, does the same hold true for the class of graphs that can be modularly decomposed into C? As a way to answer this question for distance-hereditary graphs and some other superclasses of cographs, we study the combined effect of modular decomposition with a...