Santanu Dey, TIFR
Friday, 4 May 2012, 15:00 to 16:30
- A-212 (STCS Seminar Room)
I will discuss some algorithms for simulating a flip of an unbiased coin by flipping a coin of unknown bias. We will discuss efficiency of several algorithms, where the expected number of flips is our measure of efficiency. We will also outline the proof of a conjecture by Hoeffding and Simons that there is no optimal algorithm.