PAPErs

Expander Random Walks: The General Case and Limitations
Gil Cohen, Dor Minzer, Shir Peleg, Aaron Potechin, Amnon Ta-Shma
manuscript

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Seed Protecting Extractors
Gil Cohen, Dean Doron, Shahar Samocha

manuscript
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Candidate Tree Codes via Pascal Determinant Cubes
Inbar Ben Yaacov, Gil Cohen, Anand Kumar Narayanan
RANDOM 2021 (to appear)
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Error Reduction For Weighted PRGs Against Read Once Branching Programs
Gil Cohen, Dean Doron, Oren Renard, Ori Sberlo, Amnon Ta-Shma
CCC 2021 (to appear)
Ori's video at CCC

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download (CCC)


Rate Amplification and Query-Efficient Distance Amplification for linear LCC and LDC
Gil Cohen, Tal Yankovitz
CCC 2021 (to appear)
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video at HUJI
Tal's talk at CCC

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Expander Random Walks: A Fourier-Analytic Approach
Gil Cohen, Noam Peri, Amnon Ta-Shma
STOC 2021
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Noam's talk at STOC 


Palette-Alternating Tree Codes
Gil Cohen, Shahar Samocha
CCC 2020
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video of Shahar at CCC


Two-Source Condensers with Low Error and Low Entropy Gap via Entropy-Resilient Functions
Avraham Ben-Aroya, Gil Cohen, Dean Doron, Amnon Ta-Shma
RANDOM 2019
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download (RANDOM)


Explicit Binary Tree Codes with Polylogarithmic Size Alphabet
Gil Cohen, Bernhard Haeupler, Leonard Schulman
STOC 2018
download (ECCC)
video at IAS (most recommended from my talks below)
Short video from STOC
video from BIRS CMO
video of Leonard at TCS+
video of Leonard at IIAS
Gil Kalai's post
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Pseudo-Random Pseudo-Distributions with Near-Optimal Error for Read-Once Branching Programs
Mark Braverman, Gil Cohen, Sumegha Garg
STOC 2018
Invited to the SICOMP Special Issue for STOC 2018
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video at The Hebrew University
slides
far better slides
Goldreich's take
 
 
Towards Optimal Two-Source Extractors and Ramsey Graphs
Gil Cohen
STOC 2017
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video from STOC
slides
poster
 
 
Making the Most of Advice: New Correlation Breakers and Their Applications 
Gil Cohen
FOCS 2016
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video from FOCS
slides

 
 
Extractors for Near Logarithmic Min-Entropy
Gil Cohen, Leonard Schulman
FOCS 2016
Invited to Theory of Computing (ToC) 2016
Invited to the SICOMP Special Issue for FOCS 2016 (regretfully declined)
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video from FOCS
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Non-Malleable Extractors with Logarithmic Seeds
This paper has been subsumed by "Making the Most of Advice..." (see above) though this earlier paper is simpler and yields optimal non-malleable extractors (up to constants) for constant error.
Gil Cohen
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Non-Malleable Extractors - New Tools and Improved Constructions
Gil Cohen
CCC 2016
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slides
 
 
Two-Source Dispersers for Polylogarithmic Entropy and Improved Ramsey Graphs
Gil Cohen
STOC 2016
Invited to the SICOMP Special Issue for STOC 2016
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video at IAS part 1 (one hour slides)
video at IAS part 2 (two hours board talk)
slides from STOC
Goldreich's take
a eureka moment
 
 
The Complexity of DNF of Parities
Gil Cohen, Igor Shinkar
ITCS 2016
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Local Correlation Breakers and Applications to Three-Source Extractors and Mergers
Gil Cohen
SICOMP 2016 (preliminary version in FOCS 2015)
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download (SICOMP)
video from FOCS
slides
Goldreich's take
 
 
Two Structural Results for Low Degree Polynomials and Applications
Gil Cohen, Avishay Tal
RANDOM 2015
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video of Avishay at IAS
 
 
Zero-Fixing Extractors for Sub-Logarithmic Entropy
Gil Cohen, Igor Shinkar
ICALP 2015
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slides
Goldreich's take
 
 
Bi-Lipschitz Bijection between the Boolean Cube and the Hamming Ball
Itai Benjamini, Gil Cohen, Igor Shinkar
Israel Journal of Mathematics (preliminary version in FOCS 2014)
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download (Israel Journal of Mathematics)
video at IAS
shorter video from FOCS
slides
Goldreich's take
Viola's take and context
 
 
Two Sides of the Coin Problem
Gil Cohen, Anat Ganor, Ran Raz
RANDOM 2014
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slides
 
 
Pseudorandom Generators for Low Degree Polynomials from Algebraic Geometry Codes
Gil Cohen, Amnon Ta-Shma
Manuscript
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slides
 
 
Efficient Multiparty Protocols via Log-Depth Threshold Formulae
Gil Cohen, Ivan Bjerre Damgard, Yuval Ishai, Jonas Kolker, Peter Bro Miltersen, Ran Raz, Ron Rothblum
CRYPT0 2013
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video of Ron at The Simons Institute, Berkeley.
slides
Goldreich's take
 
 
On Rigid Matrices and U-Polynomials
Noga Alon, Gil Cohen
Computational Complexity 2015 (preliminary version in CCC 2013)
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download (Computational Complexity)
slides
 
 
Gradual Small-Bias Sample Spaces
Avraham Ben-Aroya, Gil Cohen
Manuscript
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slides
 
 
Non-Malleable Extractors with Short Seeds and Applications to Privacy Amplification
Gil Cohen, Ran Raz, Gil Segev
SICOMP 2014 (preliminary version in CCC 2012)
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download (SICOMP)
slides
 
 
On the Degree of Univariate Polynomials Over the Integers
Gil Cohen, Amir Shpilka, Avishay Tal
COMBINATORICA 2016 (preliminary version in ITCS 2012)
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Theses

Ph.D. Thesis

New Constructions and Applications of Pseudorandom Objects

Under the guidance of Ran Raz, Weizmann Institute of Science, 2015

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M.Sc. Thesis

On the Degree of Symmetric Functions on the Boolean Cube

Under the guidance of Amir Shpilka, Technion, 2010

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