Institute of Information Science Academia Sinica
Topic: On Multivariate Polynomial Factorization
Speaker: Mr. Chi-Ning Chou (Computer Science, Harvard University)
Date: 2019-05-28 (Tue) 10:00 – 12:00
Location: Auditorium106 at IIS new Building
Host: Kai-Min Chung


Multivariate polynomial factorization is one of the fundamental questions in algebraic complexity. Given a multivariate polynomial f in the form of a succinct representation (e.g., arithmetic circuit), the task is finding a succinct representation for its factors. In addition to being a natural question, polynomial factorization has many applications such as hardness versus randomness and decoding Reed-Solomon codes.

This talk aims to give a broad overview on the multivariate polynomial factorization with a focus on some recent advances and open problems. If time allows, I will also mention the interplay between polynomial factorization and other areas of theoretical computer science. For the audience, no background is required except the definition of polynomia