CS 810  Complexity Theory
Spring 2007 
Lecture Notes
Below you can find the lecture notes that are currently available as
well as the tentative schedule for the rest of the semester.
For information on how to write up your scribe notes in LaTeX, check out these
guidelines.
File with all lectures (excluding finite fields handout):
PDF (~ 2MB),
PS (~ 45MB).
PDF file with some background
on finite fields.
 Date
 Topic
 Scribe

1 
1/22 
Introduction:
PS,
TEX 
Jeff Kinne 
2 
1/24 
Determinism and Nondeterminism:
PS,
TEX 
Matt Elder 
3 
1/24 
NPCompleteness:
PS,
TEX 
Baris Aydinlioglu 
4 
1/29 
TimeBounded Nondeterminism:
PS,
TEX 
Baris Aydinlioglu 
5 
1/31 
SpaceBounded Nondeterminism:
PS,
TEX 
Matthew Anderson 
6 
2/2 
Alternation:
PS,
TEX 
Piramanayagam Arumuga Nainar 
7 
2/5 
Nonuniformity:
PS,
TEX 
Chi Man Liu 
8 
2/7 
Constantdepth circuits:
PS,
TEX 
Seeun William Umboh 
9 
2/9 
Polynomial Approximations:
PS,
TEX 
Piramanayagam Arumuga Nainar 
10 
2/12 
Parallelism:
PS,
TEX 
Matt Elder 
11 
2/14 
Randomness:
PS,
TEX 
Jake Rosin 
12 
2/16 
Expanders:
PS,
TEX 
Nathan Collins 
13 
2/19 
Amplification:
PS,
TEX 
Matthew Anderson 
14 
2/20 
SpaceBounded Derandomization:
PS,
TEX 
Jake Rosin 
15 
2/21 
TimeBounded Derandomization:
PS,
TEX 
Thomas Watson 
16 
2/23 
Error Correcting Codes:
PS,
TEX 
Matt Elder 
17 
2/26 
WorstCase to AverageCase Reductions:
PS,
TEX 
Thomas Watson 
18 
2/28 
Randomness Extraction:
PS,
TEX 
Jeff Kinne 
19 
3/1 
Counting:
PS,
TEX 
Chi Man Liu 
20 
3/2 
Alternation vs Counting:
PS,
TEX 
Jeff Kinne 
21 
3/19 
Quantum Effects:
PS,
TEX 
Seeun William Umboh 
22 
3/21 
Proof Complexity:
PS,
TEX 
Nathan Collins 
23 
3/26 
Interactive Proofs:
PS,
TEX 
Seeun William Umboh 
24 
3/28 
Probabilistically Checkable Proofs:
PS,
TEX 
Thomas Watson 
25 
3/30 
Harmonic Analysis:
PS,
TEX 
Nathan Collins 
26 
4/11 
Cryptographic Primitives:
PS,
TEX 
Chi Man Liu 
27 
4/13 
ZeroKnowledge:
PS,
TEX 
Matthew Anderson 
28 
4/16 
Computational Learning Theory:
PS,
TEX 
Jake Rosin 
29 
4/18 
Query Complexity:
PS,
TEX 
Jeff Kinne 
30 
4/20 
Communication Complexity:
PS,
TEX 
Piramanayagam Arumuga Nainar 
