Chinmoy Dutta

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Computer Science - Distributed; Parallel; and Cluster Computing (4)
Computer Science - Computational Complexity (2)
Computer Science - Data Structures and Algorithms (2)
Computer Science - Discrete Mathematics (1)

Publications Authored By Chinmoy Dutta

We present a technique of proving lower bounds for noisy computations. This is achieved by a theorem connecting computations on a kind of randomized decision trees and sampling based algorithms. This approach is surprisingly powerful, and applicable to several models of computation previously studied. Read More

We show a tight lower bound of $\Omega(N \log\log N)$ on the number of transmissions required to compute the parity of $N$ input bits with constant error in a noisy communication network of $N$ randomly placed sensors, each having one input bit and communicating with others using local transmissions with power near the connectivity threshold. This result settles the lower bound question left open by Ying, Srikant and Dullerud (WiOpt 06), who showed how the sum of all the $N$ bits can be computed using $O(N \log\log N)$ transmissions. The same lower bound has been shown to hold for a host of other functions including majority by Dutta and Radhakrishnan (FOCS 2008). Read More

We study how to spread $k$ tokens of information to every node on an $n$-node dynamic network, the edges of which are changing at each round. This basic {\em gossip problem} can be completed in $O(n + k)$ rounds in any static network, and determining its complexity in dynamic networks is central to understanding the algorithmic limits and capabilities of various dynamic network models. Our focus is on token-forwarding algorithms, which do not manipulate tokens in any way other than storing, copying and forwarding them. Read More

We show tight necessary and sufficient conditions on the sizes of small bipartite graphs whose union is a larger bipartite graph that has no large bipartite independent set. Our main result is a common generalization of two classical results in graph theory: the theorem of K\H{o}v\'{a}ri, S\'{o}s and Tur\'{a}n on the minimum number of edges in a bipartite graph that has no large independent set, and the theorem of Hansel (also Katona and Szemer\'{e}di, Krichevskii) on the sum of the sizes of bipartite graphs that can be used to construct a graph (non-necessarily bipartite) that has no large independent set. As an application of our results, we show how they unify the underlying combinatorial principles developed in the proof of tight lower bounds for depth-two superconcentrators. Read More

We study the fundamental problem of information spreading (also known as gossip) in dynamic networks. In gossip, or more generally, $k$-gossip, there are $k$ pieces of information (or tokens) that are initially present in some nodes and the problem is to disseminate the $k$ tokens to all nodes. The goal is to accomplish the task in as few rounds of distributed computation as possible. Read More

We study the problem of constructing universal Steiner trees for undirected graphs. Given a graph $G$ and a root node $r$, we seek a single spanning tree $T$ of minimum {\em stretch}, where the stretch of $T$ is defined to be the maximum ratio, over all terminal sets $X$, of the cost of the minimal sub-tree $T_X$ of $T$ that connects $X$ to $r$ to the cost of an optimal Steiner tree connecting $X$ to $r$ in $G$. Universal Steiner trees (USTs) are important for data aggregation problems where computing the Steiner tree from scratch for every input instance of terminals is costly, as for example in low energy sensor network applications. Read More