@article{6671,
abstract = {In this paper we discuss three results. The first two concern general sets of positive reach: we first characterize the reach of a closed set by means of a bound on the metric distortion between the distance measured in the ambient Euclidean space and the shortest path distance measured in the set. Secondly, we prove that the intersection of a ball with radius less than the reach with the set is geodesically convex, meaning that the shortest path between any two points in the intersection lies itself in the intersection. For our third result we focus on manifolds with positive reach and give a bound on the angle between tangent spaces at two different points in terms of the reach and the distance between the two points.},
author = {Boissonnat, Jean-Daniel and Lieutier, André and Wintraecken, Mathijs},
issn = {2367-1734},
journal = {Journal of Applied and Computational Topology},
number = {1-2},
pages = {29–58},
publisher = {Springer Nature},
title = {{The reach, metric distortion, geodesic convexity and the variation of tangent spaces}},
doi = {10.1007/s41468-019-00029-8},
volume = {3},
year = {2019},
}
@article{6756,
abstract = {We study the topology generated by the temperature fluctuations of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) radiation, as quantified by the number of components and holes, formally given by the Betti numbers, in the growing excursion sets. We compare CMB maps observed by the Planck satellite with a thousand simulated maps generated according to the ΛCDM paradigm with Gaussian distributed fluctuations. The comparison is multi-scale, being performed on a sequence of degraded maps with mean pixel separation ranging from 0.05 to 7.33°. The survey of the CMB over 𝕊2 is incomplete due to obfuscation effects by bright point sources and other extended foreground objects like our own galaxy. To deal with such situations, where analysis in the presence of “masks” is of importance, we introduce the concept of relative homology. The parametric χ2-test shows differences between observations and simulations, yielding p-values at percent to less than permil levels roughly between 2 and 7°, with the difference in the number of components and holes peaking at more than 3σ sporadically at these scales. The highest observed deviation between the observations and simulations for b0 and b1 is approximately between 3σ and 4σ at scales of 3–7°. There are reports of mildly unusual behaviour of the Euler characteristic at 3.66° in the literature, computed from independent measurements of the CMB temperature fluctuations by Planck’s predecessor, the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) satellite. The mildly anomalous behaviour of the Euler characteristic is phenomenologically related to the strongly anomalous behaviour of components and holes, or the zeroth and first Betti numbers, respectively. Further, since these topological descriptors show consistent anomalous behaviour over independent measurements of Planck and WMAP, instrumental and systematic errors may be an unlikely source. These are also the scales at which the observed maps exhibit low variance compared to the simulations, and approximately the range of scales at which the power spectrum exhibits a dip with respect to the theoretical model. Non-parametric tests show even stronger differences at almost all scales. Crucially, Gaussian simulations based on power-spectrum matching the characteristics of the observed dipped power spectrum are not able to resolve the anomaly. Understanding the origin of the anomalies in the CMB, whether cosmological in nature or arising due to late-time effects, is an extremely challenging task. Regardless, beyond the trivial possibility that this may still be a manifestation of an extreme Gaussian case, these observations, along with the super-horizon scales involved, may motivate the study of primordial non-Gaussianity. Alternative scenarios worth exploring may be models with non-trivial topology, including topological defect models.},
author = {Pranav, Pratyush and Adler, Robert J. and Buchert, Thomas and Edelsbrunner, Herbert and Jones, Bernard J.T. and Schwartzman, Armin and Wagner, Hubert and Van De Weygaert, Rien},
issn = {14320746},
journal = {Astronomy and Astrophysics},
publisher = {EDP Sciences},
title = {{Unexpected topology of the temperature fluctuations in the cosmic microwave background}},
doi = {10.1051/0004-6361/201834916},
volume = {627},
year = {2019},
}
@article{6793,
abstract = {The Regge symmetry is a set of remarkable relations between two tetrahedra whose edge lengths are related in a simple fashion. It was first discovered as a consequence of an asymptotic formula in mathematical physics. Here, we give a simple geometric proof of Regge symmetries in Euclidean, spherical, and hyperbolic geometry.},
author = {Akopyan, Arseniy and Izmestiev, Ivan},
issn = {14692120},
journal = {Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society},
number = {5},
pages = {765--775},
publisher = {London Mathematical Society},
title = {{The Regge symmetry, confocal conics, and the Schläfli formula}},
doi = {10.1112/blms.12276},
volume = {51},
year = {2019},
}
@article{6828,
abstract = {In this paper we construct a family of exact functors from the category of Whittaker modules of the simple complex Lie algebra of type to the category of finite-dimensional modules of the graded affine Hecke algebra of type . Using results of Backelin [2] and of Arakawa-Suzuki [1], we prove that these functors map standard modules to standard modules (or zero) and simple modules to simple modules (or zero). Moreover, we show that each simple module of the graded affine Hecke algebra appears as the image of a simple Whittaker module. Since the Whittaker category contains the BGG category as a full subcategory, our results generalize results of Arakawa-Suzuki [1], which in turn generalize Schur-Weyl duality between finite-dimensional representations of and representations of the symmetric group .},
author = {Brown, Adam},
issn = {0021-8693},
journal = {Journal of Algebra},
pages = {261--289},
publisher = {Elsevier},
title = {{Arakawa-Suzuki functors for Whittaker modules}},
doi = {10.1016/j.jalgebra.2019.07.027},
volume = {538},
year = {2019},
}
@inproceedings{6989,
abstract = {When can a polyomino piece of paper be folded into a unit cube? Prior work studied tree-like polyominoes, but polyominoes with holes remain an intriguing open problem. We present sufficient conditions for a polyomino with hole(s) to fold into a cube, and conditions under which cube folding is impossible. In particular, we show that all but five special simple holes guarantee foldability. },
author = {Aichholzer, Oswin and Akitaya, Hugo A and Cheung, Kenneth C and Demaine, Erik D and Demaine, Martin L and Fekete, Sandor P and Kleist, Linda and Kostitsyna, Irina and Löffler, Maarten and Masárová, Zuzana and Mundilova, Klara and Schmidt, Christiane},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 31st Canadian Conference on Computational Geometry},
location = {Edmonton, Canada},
pages = {164--170},
publisher = {Canadian Conference on Computational Geometry},
title = {{Folding polyominoes with holes into a cube}},
year = {2019},
}
@inproceedings{7216,
abstract = {We present LiveTraVeL (Live Transit Vehicle Labeling), a real-time system to label a stream of noisy observations of transit vehicle trajectories with the transit routes they are serving (e.g., northbound bus #5). In order to scale efficiently to large transit networks, our system first retrieves a small set of candidate routes from a geometrically indexed data structure, then applies a fine-grained scoring step to choose the best match. Given that real-time data remains unavailable for the majority of the world’s transit agencies, these inferences can help feed a real-time map of a transit system’s trips, infer transit trip delays in real time, or measure and correct noisy transit tracking data. This system can run on vehicle observations from a variety of sources that don’t attach route information to vehicle observations, such as public imagery streams or user-contributed transit vehicle sightings.We abstract away the specifics of the sensing system and demonstrate the effectiveness of our system on a "semisynthetic" dataset of all New York City buses, where we simulate sensed trajectories by starting with fully labeled vehicle trajectories reported via the GTFS-Realtime protocol, removing the transit route IDs, and perturbing locations with synthetic noise. Using just the geometric shapes of the trajectories, we demonstrate that our system converges on the correct route ID within a few minutes, even after a vehicle switches from serving one trip to the next.},
author = {Osang, Georg F and Cook, James and Fabrikant, Alex and Gruteser, Marco},
booktitle = {2019 IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference},
isbn = {9781538670248},
location = {Auckland, New Zealand},
publisher = {IEEE},
title = {{LiveTraVeL: Real-time matching of transit vehicle trajectories to transit routes at scale}},
doi = {10.1109/ITSC.2019.8917514},
year = {2019},
}
@unpublished{7950,
abstract = {The input to the token swapping problem is a graph with vertices v1, v2, . . . , vn, and n tokens with labels 1,2, . . . , n, one on each vertex. The goal is to get token i to vertex vi for all i= 1, . . . , n using a minimum number of swaps, where a swap exchanges the tokens on the endpoints of an edge.Token swapping on a tree, also known as “sorting with a transposition tree,” is not known to be in P nor NP-complete. We present some partial results:
1. An optimum swap sequence may need to perform a swap on a leaf vertex that has the correct token (a “happy leaf”), disproving a conjecture of Vaughan.
2. Any algorithm that fixes happy leaves—as all known approximation algorithms for the problem do—has approximation factor at least 4/3. Furthermore, the two best-known 2-approximation algorithms have approximation factor exactly 2.
3. A generalized problem—weighted coloured token swapping—is NP-complete on trees, but solvable in polynomial time on paths and stars. In this version, tokens and vertices have colours, and colours have weights. The goal is to get every token to a vertex of the same colour, and the cost of a swap is the sum of the weights of the two tokens involved.},
author = {Biniaz, Ahmad and Jain, Kshitij and Lubiw, Anna and Masárová, Zuzana and Miltzow, Tillmann and Mondal, Debajyoti and Naredla, Anurag Murty and Tkadlec, Josef and Turcotte, Alexi},
booktitle = {arXiv:1903.06981},
pages = {41},
publisher = {ArXiv},
title = {{Token swapping on trees}},
year = {2019},
}
@inproceedings{187,
abstract = {Given a locally finite X ⊆ ℝd and a radius r ≥ 0, the k-fold cover of X and r consists of all points in ℝd that have k or more points of X within distance r. We consider two filtrations - one in scale obtained by fixing k and increasing r, and the other in depth obtained by fixing r and decreasing k - and we compute the persistence diagrams of both. While standard methods suffice for the filtration in scale, we need novel geometric and topological concepts for the filtration in depth. In particular, we introduce a rhomboid tiling in ℝd+1 whose horizontal integer slices are the order-k Delaunay mosaics of X, and construct a zigzag module from Delaunay mosaics that is isomorphic to the persistence module of the multi-covers. },
author = {Edelsbrunner, Herbert and Osang, Georg F},
location = {Budapest, Hungary},
publisher = {Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik},
title = {{The multi-cover persistence of Euclidean balls}},
doi = {10.4230/LIPIcs.SoCG.2018.34},
volume = {99},
year = {2018},
}
@inproceedings{188,
abstract = {Smallest enclosing spheres of finite point sets are central to methods in topological data analysis. Focusing on Bregman divergences to measure dissimilarity, we prove bounds on the location of the center of a smallest enclosing sphere. These bounds depend on the range of radii for which Bregman balls are convex.},
author = {Edelsbrunner, Herbert and Virk, Ziga and Wagner, Hubert},
location = {Budapest, Hungary},
pages = {35:1 -- 35:13},
publisher = {Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik},
title = {{Smallest enclosing spheres and Chernoff points in Bregman geometry}},
doi = {10.4230/LIPIcs.SoCG.2018.35},
volume = {99},
year = {2018},
}
@inproceedings{193,
abstract = {We show attacks on five data-independent memory-hard functions (iMHF) that were submitted to the password hashing competition (PHC). Informally, an MHF is a function which cannot be evaluated on dedicated hardware, like ASICs, at significantly lower hardware and/or energy cost than evaluating a single instance on a standard single-core architecture. Data-independent means the memory access pattern of the function is independent of the input; this makes iMHFs harder to construct than data-dependent ones, but the latter can be attacked by various side-channel attacks. Following [Alwen-Blocki'16], we capture the evaluation of an iMHF as a directed acyclic graph (DAG). The cumulative parallel pebbling complexity of this DAG is a measure for the hardware cost of evaluating the iMHF on an ASIC. Ideally, one would like the complexity of a DAG underlying an iMHF to be as close to quadratic in the number of nodes of the graph as possible. Instead, we show that (the DAGs underlying) the following iMHFs are far from this bound: Rig.v2, TwoCats and Gambit each having an exponent no more than 1.75. Moreover, we show that the complexity of the iMHF modes of the PHC finalists Pomelo and Lyra2 have exponents at most 1.83 and 1.67 respectively. To show this we investigate a combinatorial property of each underlying DAG (called its depth-robustness. By establishing upper bounds on this property we are then able to apply the general technique of [Alwen-Block'16] for analyzing the hardware costs of an iMHF.},
author = {Alwen, Joel F and Gazi, Peter and Kamath Hosdurg, Chethan and Klein, Karen and Osang, Georg F and Pietrzak, Krzysztof Z and Reyzin, Lenoid and Rolinek, Michal and Rybar, Michal},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2018 on Asia Conference on Computer and Communication Security},
location = {Incheon, Republic of Korea},
pages = {51 -- 65},
publisher = {ACM},
title = {{On the memory hardness of data independent password hashing functions}},
doi = {10.1145/3196494.3196534},
year = {2018},
}
@phdthesis{201,
abstract = {We describe arrangements of three-dimensional spheres from a geometrical and topological point of view. Real data (fitting this setup) often consist of soft spheres which show certain degree of deformation while strongly packing against each other. In this context, we answer the following questions: If we model a soft packing of spheres by hard spheres that are allowed to overlap, can we measure the volume in the overlapped areas? Can we be more specific about the overlap volume, i.e. quantify how much volume is there covered exactly twice, three times, or k times? What would be a good optimization criteria that rule the arrangement of soft spheres while making a good use of the available space? Fixing a particular criterion, what would be the optimal sphere configuration? The first result of this thesis are short formulas for the computation of volumes covered by at least k of the balls. The formulas exploit information contained in the order-k Voronoi diagrams and its closely related Level-k complex. The used complexes lead to a natural generalization into poset diagrams, a theoretical formalism that contains the order-k and degree-k diagrams as special cases. In parallel, we define different criteria to determine what could be considered an optimal arrangement from a geometrical point of view. Fixing a criterion, we find optimal soft packing configurations in 2D and 3D where the ball centers lie on a lattice. As a last step, we use tools from computational topology on real physical data, to show the potentials of higher-order diagrams in the description of melting crystals. The results of the experiments leaves us with an open window to apply the theories developed in this thesis in real applications.},
author = {Iglesias Ham, Mabel},
pages = {171},
publisher = {IST Austria},
title = {{Multiple covers with balls}},
doi = {10.15479/AT:ISTA:th_1026},
year = {2018},
}
@article{458,
abstract = {We consider congruences of straight lines in a plane with the combinatorics of the square grid, with all elementary quadrilaterals possessing an incircle. It is shown that all the vertices of such nets (we call them incircular or IC-nets) lie on confocal conics. Our main new results are on checkerboard IC-nets in the plane. These are congruences of straight lines in the plane with the combinatorics of the square grid, combinatorially colored as a checkerboard, such that all black coordinate quadrilaterals possess inscribed circles. We show how this larger class of IC-nets appears quite naturally in Laguerre geometry of oriented planes and spheres and leads to new remarkable incidence theorems. Most of our results are valid in hyperbolic and spherical geometries as well. We present also generalizations in spaces of higher dimension, called checkerboard IS-nets. The construction of these nets is based on a new 9 inspheres incidence theorem.},
author = {Akopyan, Arseniy and Bobenko, Alexander},
journal = {Transactions of the American Mathematical Society},
number = {4},
pages = {2825 -- 2854},
publisher = {American Mathematical Society},
title = {{Incircular nets and confocal conics}},
doi = {10.1090/tran/7292},
volume = {370},
year = {2018},
}
@article{530,
abstract = {Inclusion–exclusion is an effective method for computing the volume of a union of measurable sets. We extend it to multiple coverings, proving short inclusion–exclusion formulas for the subset of Rn covered by at least k balls in a finite set. We implement two of the formulas in dimension n=3 and report on results obtained with our software.},
author = {Edelsbrunner, Herbert and Iglesias Ham, Mabel},
journal = {Computational Geometry: Theory and Applications},
pages = {119 -- 133},
publisher = {Elsevier},
title = {{Multiple covers with balls I: Inclusion–exclusion}},
doi = {10.1016/j.comgeo.2017.06.014},
volume = {68},
year = {2018},
}
@article{58,
abstract = {Inside a two-dimensional region (``cake""), there are m nonoverlapping tiles of a certain kind (``toppings""). We want to expand the toppings while keeping them nonoverlapping, and possibly add some blank pieces of the same ``certain kind,"" such that the entire cake is covered. How many blanks must we add? We study this question in several cases: (1) The cake and toppings are general polygons. (2) The cake and toppings are convex figures. (3) The cake and toppings are axis-parallel rectangles. (4) The cake is an axis-parallel rectilinear polygon and the toppings are axis-parallel rectangles. In all four cases, we provide tight bounds on the number of blanks.},
author = {Akopyan, Arseniy and Segal Halevi, Erel},
journal = {SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics},
number = {3},
pages = {2242 -- 2257},
publisher = {Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics },
title = {{Counting blanks in polygonal arrangements}},
doi = {10.1137/16M110407X},
volume = {32},
year = {2018},
}
@article{312,
abstract = {Motivated by biological questions, we study configurations of equal spheres that neither pack nor cover. Placing their centers on a lattice, we define the soft density of the configuration by penalizing multiple overlaps. Considering the 1-parameter family of diagonally distorted 3-dimensional integer lattices, we show that the soft density is maximized at the FCC lattice.},
author = {Edelsbrunner, Herbert and Iglesias Ham, Mabel},
issn = {08954801},
journal = {SIAM J Discrete Math},
number = {1},
pages = {750 -- 782},
publisher = {Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics },
title = {{On the optimality of the FCC lattice for soft sphere packing}},
doi = {10.1137/16M1097201},
volume = {32},
year = {2018},
}
@article{409,
abstract = {We give a simple proof of T. Stehling's result [4], whereby in any normal tiling of the plane with convex polygons with number of sides not less than six, all tiles except a finite number are hexagons.},
author = {Akopyan, Arseniy},
issn = {1631073X},
journal = {Comptes Rendus Mathematique},
number = {4},
pages = {412--414},
publisher = {Elsevier},
title = {{On the number of non-hexagons in a planar tiling}},
doi = {10.1016/j.crma.2018.03.005},
volume = {356},
year = {2018},
}
@article{692,
abstract = {We consider families of confocal conics and two pencils of Apollonian circles having the same foci. We will show that these families of curves generate trivial 3-webs and find the exact formulas describing them.},
author = {Akopyan, Arseniy},
journal = {Geometriae Dedicata},
number = {1},
pages = {55 -- 64},
publisher = {Springer},
title = {{3-Webs generated by confocal conics and circles}},
doi = {10.1007/s10711-017-0265-6},
volume = {194},
year = {2018},
}
@article{87,
abstract = {Using the geodesic distance on the n-dimensional sphere, we study the expected radius function of the Delaunay mosaic of a random set of points. Specifically, we consider the partition of the mosaic into intervals of the radius function and determine the expected number of intervals whose radii are less than or equal to a given threshold. We find that the expectations are essentially the same as for the Poisson–Delaunay mosaic in n-dimensional Euclidean space. Assuming the points are not contained in a hemisphere, the Delaunay mosaic is isomorphic to the boundary complex of the convex hull in Rn+1, so we also get the expected number of faces of a random inscribed polytope. As proved in Antonelli et al. [Adv. in Appl. Probab. 9–12 (1977–1980)], an orthant section of the n-sphere is isometric to the standard n-simplex equipped with the Fisher information metric. It follows that the latter space has similar stochastic properties as the n-dimensional Euclidean space. Our results are therefore relevant in information geometry and in population genetics.},
author = {Edelsbrunner, Herbert and Nikitenko, Anton},
journal = {Annals of Applied Probability},
number = {5},
pages = {3215 -- 3238},
publisher = {Institute of Mathematical Statistics},
title = {{Random inscribed polytopes have similar radius functions as Poisson-Delaunay mosaics}},
doi = {10.1214/18-AAP1389},
volume = {28},
year = {2018},
}
@article{106,
abstract = {The goal of this article is to introduce the reader to the theory of intrinsic geometry of convex surfaces. We illustrate the power of the tools by proving a theorem on convex surfaces containing an arbitrarily long closed simple geodesic. Let us remind ourselves that a curve in a surface is called geodesic if every sufficiently short arc of the curve is length minimizing; if, in addition, it has no self-intersections, we call it simple geodesic. A tetrahedron with equal opposite edges is called isosceles. The axiomatic method of Alexandrov geometry allows us to work with the metrics of convex surfaces directly, without approximating it first by a smooth or polyhedral metric. Such approximations destroy the closed geodesics on the surface; therefore it is difficult (if at all possible) to apply approximations in the proof of our theorem. On the other hand, a proof in the smooth or polyhedral case usually admits a translation into Alexandrov’s language; such translation makes the result more general. In fact, our proof resembles a translation of the proof given by Protasov. Note that the main theorem implies in particular that a smooth convex surface does not have arbitrarily long simple closed geodesics. However we do not know a proof of this corollary that is essentially simpler than the one presented below.},
author = {Akopyan, Arseniy and Petrunin, Anton},
journal = {Mathematical Intelligencer},
number = {3},
pages = {26 -- 31},
publisher = {Springer},
title = {{Long geodesics on convex surfaces}},
doi = {10.1007/s00283-018-9795-5},
volume = {40},
year = {2018},
}
@article{1064,
abstract = {In 1945, A.W. Goodman and R.E. Goodman proved the following conjecture by P. Erdős: Given a family of (round) disks of radii r1, … , rn in the plane, it is always possible to cover them by a disk of radius R= ∑ ri, provided they cannot be separated into two subfamilies by a straight line disjoint from the disks. In this note we show that essentially the same idea may work for different analogues and generalizations of their result. In particular, we prove the following: Given a family of positive homothetic copies of a fixed convex body K⊂ Rd with homothety coefficients τ1, … , τn> 0 , it is always possible to cover them by a translate of d+12(∑τi)K, provided they cannot be separated into two subfamilies by a hyperplane disjoint from the homothets.},
author = {Akopyan, Arseniy and Balitskiy, Alexey and Grigorev, Mikhail},
issn = {14320444},
journal = {Discrete & Computational Geometry},
number = {4},
pages = {1001--1009},
publisher = {Springer},
title = {{On the circle covering theorem by A.W. Goodman and R.E. Goodman}},
doi = {10.1007/s00454-017-9883-x},
volume = {59},
year = {2018},
}