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DOI: 10.4230/LIPIcs.APPROX/RANDOM.2022.1
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Bansal, Nikhil ; Laddha, Aditi ; Vempala, Santosh

A Unified Approach to Discrepancy Minimization

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We study a unified approach and algorithm for constructive discrepancy minimization based on a stochastic process. By varying the parameters of the process, one can recover various state-of-the-art results. We demonstrate the flexibility of the method by deriving a discrepancy bound for smoothed instances, which interpolates between known bounds for worst-case and random instances.

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  author =	{Bansal, Nikhil and Laddha, Aditi and Vempala, Santosh},
  title =	{{A Unified Approach to Discrepancy Minimization}},
  booktitle =	{Approximation, Randomization, and Combinatorial Optimization. Algorithms and Techniques (APPROX/RANDOM 2022)},
  pages =	{1:1--1:22},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-249-5},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2022},
  volume =	{245},
  editor =	{Chakrabarti, Amit and Swamy, Chaitanya},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-171238},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.APPROX/RANDOM.2022.1},
  annote =	{Keywords: Discrepancy theory, smoothed analysis}

Keywords: Discrepancy theory, smoothed analysis
Collection: Approximation, Randomization, and Combinatorial Optimization. Algorithms and Techniques (APPROX/RANDOM 2022)
Issue Date: 2022
Date of publication: 15.09.2022

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