SCS Seminar: Shubhangi Saraf

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TITLE: Polynomial Factorization and Algebraic Complexity


In this talk, I will discuss connections between three central problems in algebraic complexity theory: arithmetic circuit lower bounds, derandomization questions in arithmetic computation, and polynomial factorization. These three closely related topics have guided algebraic complexity in the last several decades. I will talk about the interrelations between these problems and also some recent results towards the quest of deterministic multivariate polynomial factorization.


Shubhangi Saraf is an associate professor in the computer science and mathematics departments at Rutgers University. Her research interests lie broadly in theoretical computer science with a focus in arithmetic complexity, error correcting codes, and sublinear time algorithms. She received her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from MIT in 2007 and then a Ph.D. degree in computer science from MIT in 2011. Prior to joining the faculty of Rutgers University in 2012, she spent a year as a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS). She is a recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship and the NSF CAREER Award.


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