Theory Seminar: Improved List Decoding of Algebraic Codes

Noga Ron-Zewi (Haifa University)
Wednesday, 15.5.2019, 12:30
Room 337 Taub Bld. (Note unusual room)

We show that Folded Reed-Solomon codes achieve list decoding capacity with constant list sizes, independent of the block length. Prior work yielded list sizes that are polynomial in the block length, and relied on elaborate subspace evasive machinery to reduce the list sizes to constant.

We further show that multiplicity codes exhibit similar behavior, and use this to obtain capacity achieving locally list decodable codes with query complexity significantly lower than was known before.

Based on joint work with Swastik Kopparty, Shubhangi Saraf, and Mary Wootters.

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