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Quantum lower bounds by quantum arguments
 In Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing
, 2000
"... We propose a new method for proving lower bounds on quantum query algorithms. Instead of a classical adversary that runs the algorithm with one input and then modifies the input, we use a quantum adversary that runs the algorithm with a superposition of inputs. If the algorithm works correctly, its ..."
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We propose a new method for proving lower bounds on quantum query algorithms. Instead of a classical adversary that runs the algorithm with one input and then modifies the input, we use a quantum adversary that runs the algorithm with a superposition of inputs. If the algorithm works correctly, its state becomes entangled with the superposition over inputs. We bound the number of queries needed to achieve a sufficient entanglement and this implies a lower bound on the number of queries for the computation. Using this method, we prove two new Ω ( √ N) lower bounds on computing AND of ORs and inverting a permutation and also provide more uniform proofs for several known lower bounds which have been previously proven via variety of different techniques. 1
Quantum walk algorithms for element distinctness
 In: 45th Annual IEEE Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science, OCT 1719, 2004. IEEE Computer Society Press, Los Alamitos, CA
, 2004
"... We use quantum walks to construct a new quantum algorithm for element distinctness and its generalization. For element distinctness (the problem of finding two equal items among N given items), we get an O(N 2/3) query quantum algorithm. This improves the previous O(N 3/4) quantum algorithm of Buhrm ..."
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We use quantum walks to construct a new quantum algorithm for element distinctness and its generalization. For element distinctness (the problem of finding two equal items among N given items), we get an O(N 2/3) query quantum algorithm. This improves the previous O(N 3/4) quantum algorithm of Buhrman et al. [11] and matches the lower bound by [1]. We also give an O(N k/(k+1) ) query quantum algorithm for the generalization of element distinctness in which we have to find k equal items among N items. 1
Quantum algorithms for the triangle problem
 PROCEEDINGS OF SODA’05
, 2005
"... We present two new quantum algorithms that either find a triangle (a copy of K3) in an undirected graph G on n nodes, or reject if G is triangle free. The first algorithm uses combinatorial ideas with Grover Search and makes Õ(n10/7) queries. The second algorithm uses Õ(n13/10) queries, and it is b ..."
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We present two new quantum algorithms that either find a triangle (a copy of K3) in an undirected graph G on n nodes, or reject if G is triangle free. The first algorithm uses combinatorial ideas with Grover Search and makes Õ(n10/7) queries. The second algorithm uses Õ(n13/10) queries, and it is based on a design concept of Ambainis [6] that incorporates the benefits of quantum walks into Grover search [18]. The first algorithm uses only O(log n) qubits in its quantum subroutines, whereas the second one uses O(n) qubits. The Triangle Problem was first treated in [12], where an algorithm with O(n + √ nm) query complexity was presented, where m is the number of edges of G.
Polynomial degree vs. quantum query complexity
 Proceedings of FOCS’03
"... The degree of a polynomial representing (or approximating) a function f is a lower bound for the quantum query complexity of f. This observation has been a source of many lower bounds on quantum algorithms. It has been an open problem whether this lower bound is tight. We exhibit a function with pol ..."
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The degree of a polynomial representing (or approximating) a function f is a lower bound for the quantum query complexity of f. This observation has been a source of many lower bounds on quantum algorithms. It has been an open problem whether this lower bound is tight. We exhibit a function with polynomial degree M and quantum query complexity Ω(M 1.321...). This is the first superlinear separation between polynomial degree and quantum query complexity. The lower bound is shown by a new, more general version of quantum adversary method. 1
A subexponentialtime quantum algorithm for the dihedral hidden subgroup problem
, 2003
"... Abstract. We present a quantum algorithm for the dihedral hidden subgroup problem (DHSP) with time and query complexity 2O(√log N). In this problem an oracle computes a function f on the dihedral group DN which is invariant under a hidden reflection in DN. By contrast, the classical query complexity ..."
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Abstract. We present a quantum algorithm for the dihedral hidden subgroup problem (DHSP) with time and query complexity 2O(√log N). In this problem an oracle computes a function f on the dihedral group DN which is invariant under a hidden reflection in DN. By contrast, the classical query complexity of DHSP is O ( √ N). The algorithm also applies to the hidden shift problem for an arbitrary finitely generated abelian group. The algorithm begins as usual with a quantum character transform, which in the case of DN is essentially the abelian quantum Fourier transform. This yields the name of a group representation of DN, which is not by itself useful, and a state in the representation, which is a valuable but indecipherable qubit. The algorithm proceeds by repeatedly pairing two unfavorable qubits to make a new qubit in a more favorable representation of DN. Once the algorithm obtains certain target representations, direct measurements reveal the hidden subgroup.
Quantum Lower Bound for the Collision Problem
, 2002
"... The collision problem is to decide whether a function X : . . . , n} is onetoone or twotoone, given that one of these is the case. We show a lower bound of on the number of queries needed by a quantum computer to solve this problem with bounded error probability. The best known upper bou ..."
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The collision problem is to decide whether a function X : . . . , n} is onetoone or twotoone, given that one of these is the case. We show a lower bound of on the number of queries needed by a quantum computer to solve this problem with bounded error probability. The best known upper bound is O , but obtaining any lower bound better than# (1) was an open problem since 1997. Our proof uses the polynomial method augmented by some new ideas. We also give a lower bound for the problem of deciding whether two sets are equal or disjoint on a constant fraction of elements. Finally we give implications of these results for quantum complexity theory.
Quantum and Classical Strong Direct Product Theorems and Optimal TimeSpace Tradeoffs
 SIAM Journal on Computing
, 2004
"... A strong direct product theorem says that if we want to compute k independent instances of a function, using less than k times the resources needed for one instance, then our overall success probability will be exponentially small in k. We establish such theorems for the classical as well as quantum ..."
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A strong direct product theorem says that if we want to compute k independent instances of a function, using less than k times the resources needed for one instance, then our overall success probability will be exponentially small in k. We establish such theorems for the classical as well as quantum query complexity of the OR function. This implies slightly weaker direct product results for all total functions. We prove a similar result for quantum communication protocols computing k instances of the Disjointness function. Our direct product theorems...
Search via quantum walk
 LOGIC PROGRAMMING, PROC. OF THE 1994 INT. SYMP
, 2007
"... We propose a new method for designing quantum search algorithms for finding a “marked ” element in the state space of a classical Markov chain. The algorithm is based on a quantum walk à la Szegedy [24] that is defined in terms of the Markov chain. The main new idea is to apply quantum phase estimat ..."
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We propose a new method for designing quantum search algorithms for finding a “marked ” element in the state space of a classical Markov chain. The algorithm is based on a quantum walk à la Szegedy [24] that is defined in terms of the Markov chain. The main new idea is to apply quantum phase estimation to the quantum walk in order to implement an approximate reflection operator. This operator is then used in an amplitude amplification scheme. As a result we considerably expand the scope of the previous approaches of Ambainis [6] and Szegedy [24]. Our algorithm combines the benefits of these approaches in terms of being able to find marked elements, incurring the smaller cost of the two, and being applicable to a larger class of Markov chain. In addition, it is conceptually simple, avoids several technical difficulties in the previous analyses, and leads to improvements in various aspects of several algorithms based on quantum walk.
2006, Quantum verification of matrix products
 Proceedings of the 17th ACMSIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms
"... We present a quantum algorithm that verifies a product of two n×n matrices over any integral domain with bounded error in worstcase time O(n 5/3) and expected time O(n 5/3 / min(w, √ n) 1/3), where w is the number of wrong entries. This improves the previous best algorithm [ABH + 02] that runs in ..."
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We present a quantum algorithm that verifies a product of two n×n matrices over any integral domain with bounded error in worstcase time O(n 5/3) and expected time O(n 5/3 / min(w, √ n) 1/3), where w is the number of wrong entries. This improves the previous best algorithm [ABH + 02] that runs in time O(n 7/4). We also present a quantum matrix multiplication algorithm that is efficient when the result has few nonzero entries. 1