Theory Seminar

Fast Multivariate Multipoint Evaluation

Speaker: Mrinal Kumar, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
Time: 3:45PM, 10th April, 2023


Multipoint evaluation is the computational task of evaluating a polynomial given as a list of coefficients at a given set of inputs. A straightforward algorithm for this problem is to just iteratively evaluate the polynomial at each of the inputs. The question of obtaining faster-than-naive (and ideally, close to linear time) algorithms for this problem is a natural and fundamental question in computational algebra. In addition to its own inherent interest, faster algorithms for multipoint evaluation are closely related to fast algorithms for other natural algebraic questions like polynomial factorization and modular composition. In this talk, I will briefly survey the state of art for this problem, and mention some recent improvements and applications.

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