Finding structures in random graphs economically

10 November 2015
Pedro Vieira

We discuss a new setting of algorithmic problems in random graphs, studying the minimum number of queries one needs to ask about the adjacency between pairs of vertices of $G(n,p)$ in order to typically find a subgraph possessing a certain structure. More specifically, given a monotone property of graphs $P$, we consider $G(n,p)$ where $p$ is above the threshold probability for $P$ and look for adaptive algorithms which query significantly less than all pairs of vertices in order to reveal that the property $P$ holds with high probability. In this talk we focus particularly on the properties of containing a Hamilton cycle and containing paths of linear size. The talk is based on joint work with Asaf Ferber, Michael Krivelevich and Benny Sudakov.

  • Combinatorial Theory Seminar