We give an FPTAS and an efficient sampling algorithm for the high-fugacity hard-core model on bounded-degree bipartite expander graphs and the low-temperature ferromagnetic Potts model on bounded-degree expander graphs. The results apply, for example, to random (bipartite) $\Delta$-regular graphs, for which no efficient algorithms were known for these problems (with the exception of the Ising model) in the non-uniqueness regime of the infinite $\Delta$-regular tree. We also find efficient counting and sampling algorithms for proper $q$-colorings of random $\Delta$-regular bipartite graphs when $q$ is sufficiently small as a function of $\Delta$.
|Journal||SIAM Journal on Computing|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 28 May 2020|