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Student Combinatorics Seminar

Date:  Monday, October 02, 2017
Location:  3866 East Hall (4:00 PM to 5:00 PM)

Title:  Tensor rank of determinant and permanent

Abstract:   Tensor rank is a straightforward generalization of matrix rank. It gained popularity ever since people realized that the tensor rank of the matrix multiplication tensor more or less determines the complexity of matrix multiplication. I will discuss two important families of tensors, namely the determinant and permanent tensors. I will deal primarily with small cases and hope to convince you that even though the situation becomes complicated very quickly, there is potential for progress.


Speaker:  Viswambhara Makam
Institution:  University of Michigan

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