Maximum Box Problem on Stochastic Points
|Author||Caraballo de la Cruz, Luis Evaristo
Pérez Lantero, Pablo
Ventura Molina, Inmaculada
|Department||Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Matemática Aplicada II|
|Abstract||Given a finite set of weighted points in Rd (where there can be negative weights), the maximum box problem asks for an axis-aligned rectangle (i.e., box) such that the sum of the weights of the points that it contains is ...
Given a finite set of weighted points in Rd (where there can be negative weights), the maximum box problem asks for an axis-aligned rectangle (i.e., box) such that the sum of the weights of the points that it contains is maximized. We consider that each point of the input has a probability of being present in the final random point set, and these events are mutually independent; then, the total weight of a maximum box is a random variable. We aim to compute both the probability that this variable is at least a given parameter, and its expectation. We show that even in d=1 these computations are #P-hard, and give pseudo-polynomial time algorithms in the case where the weights are integers in a bounded interval. For d=2, we consider that each point is colored red or blue, where red points have weight +1 and blue points weight −∞. The random variable is the maximum number of red points that can be covered with a box not containing any blue point. We prove that the above two computations are also #P-hard, and give a polynomial-time algorithm for computing the probability that there is a box containing exactly two red points, no blue point, and a given point of the plane.
|Citation||Caraballo de la Cruz, L.E., Pérez-Lantero, P., Seara, C. y Ventura Molina, I. (2021). Maximum Box Problem on Stochastic Points. Algorithmica, 83, 3741-3765.|