Computation of the Bisection Width for Random d-Regular Graphs

  • Josep Díaz
  • Maria J. Serna
  • Nicholas C. Wormald
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2976)


In this paper we provide an explicit way to compute asymptotically almost sure upper bounds on the bisection width of random d-regular graphs, for any value of d. We provide the bounds for 5 ≤ d ≤ 12. The upper bounds are obtained from the analysis of the performance of a randomized greedy algorithm to find bisections of d-regular graphs. We also give empirical values of the size of bisection found by the algorithm for some small values of d and compare it with numerical approximations of our theoretical bounds. Our analysis also gives asymptotic lower bounds for the size of the maximum bisection.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Josep Díaz
    • 1
  • Maria J. Serna
    • 1
  • Nicholas C. Wormald
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. Llenguatges i SistemesUniversitat Politecnica de Catalunya 
  2. 2.Dept. Combinatorics and OptimizationUniversity of Waterloo 

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