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Antonio Blanca Pimentel

Assistant Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

W311 Westgate Building

azb1015@psu.edu

814-865-6817

Personal or Departmental Website

Research Areas:

Data Science and Artificial Intelligence; Theoretical Computer Science

 
 

 

Education

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Antonio Blanca, Zongchen Chen, Daniel Stefankovic and Eric Vigoda, 2021, "Hardness of identity testing for Restricted Boltzmann Machines and Potts models", Journal of Machine Learning Research, 22, (152), pp. 1-56
  • Antonio Blanca and Reza Gheissari, 2021, "Random-cluster dynamics on random regular graphs in tree uniqueness", Communications in Mathematical Physics, 386, (2), pp. 1243-1287
  • Antonio Blanca, Zongchen Chen, Daniel Stefankovic and Eric Vigoda, 2020, "Structure Learning of H-colorings", ACM Transactions on Algorithms (TALG), 16, (3), pp. 1-28
  • Antonio Blanca, Andreas Galanis, Leslie Ann Goldberg, Daniel Stefankovic, Eric Vigoda and Kuan Yang, 2020, "Sampling in Uniqueness from the Potts and Random-Cluster Models on Random Regular Graphs", SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics (SIDMA), 34, (1), pp. 742-793
  • Ivona Bezakova, Antonio Blanca, Zongchen Chen, Daniel Stefankovic and Eric Vigoda, 2020, "Lower bounds for testing graphical models: colorings and antiferromagnetic Ising models", Journal of Machine Learning Reasearch, 21, (25), pp. 1-62
  • Antonio Blanca, Reza Gheissari and Eric Vigoda, 2020, "Random-cluster dynamics in Z^2: rapid mixing with general boundary conditions", Annals of Applied Probability, 30, (1), pp. 418-459
  • Antonio Blanca, Zongchen Chen and Eric Vigoda, 2020, "Swendsen-Wang Dynamics for General Graphs in the Tree Uniqueness Region", Random Structures & Algorithms, 56, (2), pp. 373-400
  • Antonio Blanca, Yuxuan Chen, David Galvin, Dana Randall and Prasad Tetali, 2018, "Phase Coexistence for the Hard-Core Model on Z^2", Combinatorics, Probability and Computing, 28, (1), pp. 1-22
  • Antonio Blanca, Pietro Caputo, Alistair Sinclair and Eric Vigoda, 2018, "Spatial Mixing and Non-local Markov chains", Random Structures & Algorithms, 55, (3), pp. 584-614
  • Antonio Blanca and Alistair Sinclair, 2017, "Random-cluster dynamics in Z^2", Probability Theory and Related Fields, 168, (3-4), pp. 821-847
  • Antonio Blanca and Anant Godbole, 2011, "On Universal Cycles for new Classes of Combinatorial Structures", SIAM Journal on Discrete Math, 25, (4), pp. 1832-1842
  • Antonio Blanca, Robert S Harris, David Koslick and, Paul Medvedev , , "The statistics of k-mers from a sequence undergoing a simple mutation process without spurious matches", Journal of Computational Biology
  • Antonio Blanca, Alistair Sinclair and Xusheng Zhang, , "The critical mean-field Chayes-Machta dynamics", Combinatorics, Probability and Computing
  • Antonio Blanca, Pietro Caputo, Daniel Parisi, Alistair Sinclair and Vigoda, , "Entropy decay in the Swendsen–Wang dynamics on Z^d", Annals of Applied Probability

Conference Proceedings

  • Antonio Blanca, 2015, "Dynamics for the mean-field random-cluster model", 40, pp. 528-543
  • Antonio Blanca, David Galvin, Dana Randall and Prasad Tetali, , "Phase Coexistence and Slow Mixing for the Hard-Core Model on Z^2", 8096, pp. 379-394
  • Antonio Blanca and Alistair Sinclair, , "Random-cluster dynamics in Z^2", pp. 498–513
  • Antonio Blanca, Reza Gheissari and Eric Vigoda, , "Random-cluster dynamics in Z^2: rapid mixing with general boundary conditions", 145, pp. 67:1-67:19
  • Ivona Bezakova, Antonio Blanca, Zongchen Chen, Daniel Stefankovic and Eric Vigoda, , "Lower bounds for testing graphical models: colorings and antiferromagnetic Ising models", 99, pp. 283-298
  • Antonio Blanca, Zongchen Chen, Daniel Stefankovic and Eric Vigoda, , "Structure Learning of H-colorings", 83, pp. 152-185
  • Antonio Blanca, Zongchen Chen and Eric Vigoda, , "Swendsen-Wang Dynamics for General Graphs in the Tree Uniqueness Region", 32, pp. 1-18
  • Antonio Blanca, Andreas Galanis, Leslie Ann Goldberg, Daniel Stefankovic, Eric Vigoda and Kuan Yang, , "Sampling in Uniqueness from the Potts and Random-Cluster Models on Random Regular Graphs", 33, pp. 1-15
  • Antonio Blanca, Pietro Caputo, Alistair Sinclair and Eric Vigoda, , "Spatial Mixing and Non-local Markov chains", pp. 1965-1980
  • Antonio Blanca, Zongchen Chen, Daniel Stefankovic and Eric Vigoda, , "Hardness of identity testing for Restricted Boltzmann Machines and Potts models", 125, pp. 514-529
  • Antonio Blanca, Robert Harris, David Koslicki and Paul Medvedev, , "The statistics of k-mers from a sequence undergoing a simple mutation process without spurious matches"
  • Antonio Blanca, Zongchen Chen, Daniel Stefankovic and Eric Vigoda, , "The Swendsen-Wang Dynamics on Trees", 207, pp. 43:1-43:15
  • Antonio Blanca, Alistair Sinclair and Xusheng Zhang, , "The critical mean-field Chayes-Machta dynamics", 207, pp. 47:1-47:15
  • Antonio Blanca, Pietro Caputo, Zongchen Chen, Daniel Parisi, Daniel Stefankovic and Eric Vigoda, , "On mixing of Markov chains: coupling, spectral independence, and entropy factorization", pp. 3670-3692
  • Antonio Blanca, Pietro Caputo, Daniel Parisi, Alistair Sinclair and Eric Vigoda, , "Entropy decay in the Swendsen-Wang dynamics on Z^d"

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The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science was created in the spring of 2015 to allow greater access to courses offered by both departments for undergraduate and graduate students in exciting collaborative research fields.

We offer B.S. degrees in electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering and data science and graduate degrees (master's degrees and Ph.D.'s) in electrical engineering and computer science and engineering. EECS focuses on the convergence of technologies and disciplines to meet today’s industrial demands.

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