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Improved Sample Complexity Bounds for Branch-And-Cut

Authors: Maria-Florina Balcan, Siddharth Prasad, Tuomas Sandholm, and Ellen Vitercik

Published in: LIPIcs, Volume 235, 28th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming (CP 2022)


Abstract
The branch-and-cut algorithm for integer programming has a wide variety of tunable parameters that have a huge impact on its performance, but which are challenging to tune by hand. An increasingly popular approach is to use machine learning to configure these parameters based on a training set of integer programs from the application domain. We bound how large the training set should be to ensure that for any configuration, its average performance over the training set is close to its expected future performance. Our guarantees apply to parameters that control the most important aspects of branch-and-cut: node selection, branching constraint selection, and cut selection, and are sharper and more general than those from prior research.

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Maria-Florina Balcan, Siddharth Prasad, Tuomas Sandholm, and Ellen Vitercik. Improved Sample Complexity Bounds for Branch-And-Cut. In 28th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming (CP 2022). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 235, pp. 3:1-3:19, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2022)


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@InProceedings{balcan_et_al:LIPIcs.CP.2022.3,
  author =	{Balcan, Maria-Florina and Prasad, Siddharth and Sandholm, Tuomas and Vitercik, Ellen},
  title =	{{Improved Sample Complexity Bounds for Branch-And-Cut}},
  booktitle =	{28th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming (CP 2022)},
  pages =	{3:1--3:19},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-240-2},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2022},
  volume =	{235},
  editor =	{Solnon, Christine},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/LIPIcs.CP.2022.3},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-166321},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.CP.2022.3},
  annote =	{Keywords: Automated algorithm configuration, integer programming, machine learning theory, tree search, branch-and-bound, branch-and-cut, cutting planes, sample complexity, generalization guarantees, data-driven algorithm design}
}
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Synchronization Strings: Channel Simulations and Interactive Coding for Insertions and Deletions

Authors: Bernhard Haeupler, Amirbehshad Shahrasbi, and Ellen Vitercik

Published in: LIPIcs, Volume 107, 45th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and Programming (ICALP 2018)


Abstract
We present many new results related to reliable (interactive) communication over insertion-deletion channels. Synchronization errors, such as insertions and deletions, strictly generalize the usual symbol corruption errors and are much harder to protect against. We show how to hide the complications of synchronization errors in many applications by introducing very general channel simulations which efficiently transform an insertion-deletion channel into a regular symbol corruption channel with an error rate larger by a constant factor and a slightly smaller alphabet. We utilize and generalize synchronization string based methods which were recently introduced as a tool to design essentially optimal error correcting codes for insertion-deletion channels. Our channel simulations depend on the fact that, at the cost of increasing the error rate by a constant factor, synchronization strings can be decoded in a streaming manner that preserves linearity of time. Interestingly, we provide a lower bound showing that this constant factor cannot be improved to 1+epsilon, in contrast to what is achievable for error correcting codes. Our channel simulations drastically and cleanly generalize the applicability of synchronization strings. We provide new interactive coding schemes which simulate any interactive two-party protocol over an insertion-deletion channel. Our results improve over the interactive coding schemes of Braverman et al. [TransInf `17] and Sherstov and Wu [FOCS `17] which achieve a small constant rate and require exponential time computations with respect to computational and communication complexities. We provide the first computationally efficient interactive coding schemes for synchronization errors, the first coding scheme with a rate approaching one for small noise rates, and also the first coding scheme that works over arbitrarily small alphabet sizes. We also show tight connections between synchronization strings and edit-distance tree codes which allow us to transfer results from tree codes directly to edit-distance tree codes. Finally, using on our channel simulations, we provide an explicit low-rate binary insertion-deletion code that improves over the state-of-the-art codes by Guruswami and Wang [TransInf `17] in terms of rate-distance trade-off.

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Bernhard Haeupler, Amirbehshad Shahrasbi, and Ellen Vitercik. Synchronization Strings: Channel Simulations and Interactive Coding for Insertions and Deletions. In 45th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and Programming (ICALP 2018). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 107, pp. 75:1-75:14, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2018)


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@InProceedings{haeupler_et_al:LIPIcs.ICALP.2018.75,
  author =	{Haeupler, Bernhard and Shahrasbi, Amirbehshad and Vitercik, Ellen},
  title =	{{Synchronization Strings: Channel Simulations and Interactive Coding for Insertions and Deletions}},
  booktitle =	{45th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and Programming (ICALP 2018)},
  pages =	{75:1--75:14},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-076-7},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2018},
  volume =	{107},
  editor =	{Chatzigiannakis, Ioannis and Kaklamanis, Christos and Marx, D\'{a}niel and Sannella, Donald},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/LIPIcs.ICALP.2018.75},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-90794},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.ICALP.2018.75},
  annote =	{Keywords: Synchronization Strings, Channel Simulation, Coding for Interactive Communication}
}
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