### Fine-Grained Extensions of the Low-Degree Testing Framework

Abstract: The low-degree polynomial framework has emerged as a versatile tool for probing the computational complexity of statistical problems by studying the power and limitations of a restricted class of algorithms: low-degree polynomials. Focusing on the setting of hypothesis testing, I will discuss some extensions of this method that allow us to tackle finer-grained questions than the standard approach. First, for the task of detecting a planted clique in a random graph, we ask not merely when this can be…