In published work I use my full first name, Dmitriy. Peer-reviewed publications are marked [in green] while preprints and other materials are marked [in blue].

2024

**On the structure of bad science matrices**

Alex Albors, Hisham Bhatti, Lukshya Ganjoo, Raymond Guo, Dmitriy Kunisky, Rohan Mukherjee, Alicia Stepin, Tony Zeng

[arXiv:2408.00933]

**Inference of rankings planted in random tournaments**

Dmitriy Kunisky, Daniel A. Spielman, Xifan Yu

[arXiv:2407.16597]

**Computational lower bounds for multi-frequency group synchronization**

Anastasia Kireeva, Afonso S. Bandeira, Dmitriy Kunisky

[arXiv:2406.03424]

**Tensor cumulants for statistical inference on invariant distributions**

Dmitriy Kunisky, Cristopher Moore, Alexander S. Wein

[FOCS 2024, to appear] [arXiv:2404.18735]

**Computational hardness of detecting graph lifts and certifying lift-monotone properties of random regular graphs**

Dmitriy Kunisky, Xifan Yu

[FOCS 2024, to appear] [arXiv:2404.17012]

**Low coordinate degree algorithms I: Universality of computational thresholds for hypothesis testing**

Dmitriy Kunisky

[arXiv:2403.07862] [Video (40 min)]

2023

**Fitting an ellipsoid to random points: predictions using the replica method**

Antoine Maillard, Dmitriy Kunisky

[*IEEE Transactions on Information Theory*, 2024] [arXiv:2310.01169]

**Optimality of Glauber dynamics for general-purpose Ising model sampling and free energy approximation**

Dmitriy Kunisky

[SODA 2024] [arXiv:2307.12581] [Slides]

**Average-case matrix discrepancy: Asymptotics and online algorithms**

Dmitriy Kunisky, Peiyuan Zhang

[arXiv:2307.10055]

**Note:** The first version of this paper was called "Online algorithms and lower bounds for average-case matrix discrepancy," which we revised after broadening the scope of the results in an update.

**Spectral pseudorandomness and the road to improved clique number bounds for Paley graphs**

Dmitriy Kunisky

[*Experimental Mathematics*, to appear] [arXiv:2303.16475] [Slides] [Video (60 min)]

**Generic MANOVA limit theorems for products of projections**

Dmitriy Kunisky

[arXiv:2301.09543] [Slides]

2022

**On the concentration of Gaussian Cayley matrices**

Afonso S. Bandeira, Dmitriy Kunisky, Dustin G. Mixon, Xinmeng Zeng

[*Applied and Computational Harmonic Analysis (ACHA)* 73, November 2024] [arXiv:2212.00066]

**A degree 4 sum-of-squares lower bound for the clique number of the Paley graph**

Dmitriy Kunisky, Xifan Yu

[CCC 2023] [arXiv:2211.02713] [Slides] [Video (35 min)]

**The spectrum of the Grigoriev-Laurent pseudomoments**

Dmitriy Kunisky, Cristopher Moore

[*SIAM J. Discrete Mathematics (SIDMA)* 38, No. 1, 2024] [arXiv:2203.05693] [Slides]

**Dual bounds for the positive definite functions approach to mutually unbiased bases**

Afonso S. Bandeira, Nikolaus Doppelbauer, Dmitriy Kunisky

[*Sampling Theory, Signal Processing, and Data Analysis* 20, No. 18, 2022] [arXiv:2202.13259] [Supplementary Materials] [Video (50 min)]

2021

**The discrepancy of unsatisfiable matrices and a lower bound for the Komlós conjecture constant**

Dmitriy Kunisky

[*SIAM J. Discrete Mathematics (SIDMA)* 37, No. 2, 2023] [arXiv:2111.02974]

**Strong recovery of geometric planted matchings**

Dmitriy Kunisky, Jonathan Niles-Weed

[SODA 2022] [arXiv:2107.05567]
[Video (30 min)]

2020

**Average-case integrality gap for non-negative principal component analysis**

Afonso S. Bandeira, Dmitriy Kunisky, Alexander S. Wein

[MSML 2021] [arXiv:2012.02243] [Slides] [Video (15 min)]

**Hypothesis testing with low-degree polynomials in the Morris class of exponential families**

Dmitriy Kunisky

[COLT 2021] [arXiv:2011.03693]
[Videos]
[Poster]

**Positivity-preserving extensions of sum-of-squares pseudomoments over the hypercube**

Dmitriy Kunisky

[arXiv:2009.07269] [Video (30 min)]

**Spectral planting and the hardness of refuting cuts, colorability, and communities in random graphs**

Afonso S. Bandeira, Jess Banks, Dmitriy Kunisky, Cristopher Moore, Alexander S. Wein

[COLT 2021] [arXiv:2008.12237]
[Videos (by Jess Banks)]

**Linear programming and community detection**

Alberto Del Pia, Aida Khajavirad, Dmitriy Kunisky

[*Mathematics of Operations Research*, 2022] [arXiv:2006.03213]

**The average-case time complexity of certifying the restricted isometry property**

Yunzi Ding, Dmitriy Kunisky, Alexander S. Wein, Afonso S. Bandeira

[*IEEE Transactions on Information Theory*, 2021] [arXiv:2005.11270]

2019

**A tight degree 4 sum-of-squares lower bound for the Sherrington-Kirkpatrick Hamiltonian**

Dmitriy Kunisky, Afonso S. Bandeira

[*Mathematical Programming* 190, No. 1, 2021]
[arXiv:1907.11686]

**Notes on computational hardness of hypothesis testing: predictions using the low-degree likelihood ratio**

Dmitriy Kunisky, Alexander S. Wein, Afonso S. Bandeira

[ISAAC 2019]
[arXiv:1907.11636]
[Slides]

**Subexponential-time algorithms for sparse PCA**

Yunzi Ding, Dmitriy Kunisky, Alexander S. Wein, Afonso S. Bandeira

[*Foundations of Computational Mathematics*, 2023] [arXiv:1907.11635]

**Mapping political communities: a statistical analysis of lobbying networks in legislative politics**

In Song Kim, Dmitriy Kunisky

[*Political Analysis* 29, No. 3, 2021]
[Replication Materials]

**Computational hardness of certifying bounds on constrained PCA problems**

Afonso S. Bandeira, Dmitriy Kunisky, Alexander S. Wein

[ITCS 2020]
[arXiv:1902.07324]
[Slides]

**Connections between sum-of-squares optimization and structured tight frames**

Afonso S. Bandeira, Dmitriy Kunisky

[SPIE Wavelets and Sparsity 2019]
[Slides]

**Sum-of-squares optimization and the sparsity structure of equiangular tight frames**

Afonso S. Bandeira, Dmitriy Kunisky

[SampTA 2019] [arXiv:1901.10697] [Slides]

2018

**A Gramian description of the degree 4 generalized elliptope**

Afonso S. Bandeira, Dmitriy Kunisky

[arXiv:1812.11583]
[Supplementary Materials]
[Poster]

Best Poster Award at 2018 Princeton Day of Optimization

**Hysteresis control of epithelial-mesenchymal transition dynamics conveys a distinct program with enhanced metastatic ability**

Toni Celià-Terrassa, Caleb Bastian, Daniel D. Liu, Brian Ell, Nicole M. Aiello, Yong Wei, Jose Zamalloa, Andres M. Blanco, Xiang Hang, Dmitriy Kunisky, Wenyang Li, Elizabeth D. Williams, Herschel Rabitz, Yibin Kang

[*Nature Communications* 9, No. 1, 2018]

**Spectral barriers in certification problems**

Dmitriy Kunisky (PhD thesis)

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[Slides]

**The theft and the honest toil: applications of large cardinal axioms to the theory of measurable selection**

Dmitriy Kunisky (Undergraduate Senior Thesis, 2014)

[PDF]

**Note:** If you are curious about this topic, my advisor John Burgess later wrote the paper *Measurable Selections: A Bridge Between Large Cardinals and Scientific Applications?* (2021) that talks about my work and related developments much more clearly than I could muster in my thesis.

**Discrete applications of Brownian motion**

Dmitriy Kunisky (Undergraduate Junior Paper, 2013)

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