Subspace evasive sets

Zeev Dvir, Shachar Lovett

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We construct explicit subspace-evasive sets. These are subsets of double-struck F n of size |double-struck F| (1-ε)n whose intersection with any k-dimensional subspace is bounded by a constant c(k,ε). This problem was raised by Guruswami (CCC 2011) as it leads to optimal rate list-decodable codes of constant list size. The main technical ingredient is the construction of k low-degree polynomials whose common set of zeros has small intersection with any k-dimensional subspace.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSTOC '12 - Proceedings of the 2012 ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2012
Event44th Annual ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing, STOC '12 - New York, NY, United States
Duration: May 19 2012May 22 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing
ISSN (Print)0737-8017


Other44th Annual ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing, STOC '12
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew York, NY

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software


  • affine varieties
  • list decodable codes
  • pseudo-randomness


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