How to Play Unique Games on Expanders

  • Konstantin Makarychev
  • Yury Makarychev
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-18318-8_17

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6534)
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Makarychev K., Makarychev Y. (2011) How to Play Unique Games on Expanders. In: Jansen K., Solis-Oba R. (eds) Approximation and Online Algorithms. WAOA 2010. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 6534. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg


In this paper, we improve a result by Arora, Khot, Kolla, Steurer, Tulsiani, and Vishnoi on solving the Unique Games problem on expanders. Given a (1 − ε)-satisfiable instance of Unique Games with the constraint graph G, our algorithm finds an assignment satisfying at least a 1 − Cε/hG fraction of all constraints if ε < cλG where hG is the edge expansion of G, λG is the second smallest eigenvalue of the Laplacian of G, and C and c are some absolute constants.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Konstantin Makarychev
    • 1
  • Yury Makarychev
    • 2
  1. 1.IBM T.J. Watson Research Center 
  2. 2.Toyota Technological InstituteChicago

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