Deterministic Discrepancy Minimization

  • Nikhil Bansal
  • Joel Spencer
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6942)


We derandomize a recent algorithmic approach due to Bansal [2] to efficiently compute low discrepancy colorings for several problems. In particular, we give an efficient deterministic algorithm for Spencer’s six standard deviations result [13], and to a find low discrepancy coloring for a set system with low hereditary discrepancy.


Entropy Method Deterministic Algorithm Alive Variable Partial Coloring Hereditary Discrepancy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nikhil Bansal
    • 1
  • Joel Spencer
    • 2
  1. 1.IBM T.J. WatsonYorktown Hts.USA
  2. 2.New York UniversityNew YorkUSA

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