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Minimax Programs
 University of California Press
, 1997
"... We introduce an optimization problem called a minimax program that is similar to a linear program, except that the addition operator is replaced in the constraint equations by the maximum operator. We clarify the relation of this problem to some betterknown problems. We identify an interesting spec ..."
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We introduce an optimization problem called a minimax program that is similar to a linear program, except that the addition operator is replaced in the constraint equations by the maximum operator. We clarify the relation of this problem to some betterknown problems. We identify an interesting
Minimax Estimation via Wavelet Shrinkage
, 1992
"... We attempt to recover an unknown function from noisy, sampled data. Using orthonormal bases of compactly supported wavelets we develop a nonlinear method which works in the wavelet domain by simple nonlinear shrinkage of the empirical wavelet coe cients. The shrinkage can be tuned to be nearly minim ..."
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minimax over any member of a wide range of Triebel and Besovtype smoothness constraints, and asymptotically minimax over Besov bodies with p q. Linear estimates cannot achieve even the minimax rates over Triebel and Besov classes with p <2, so our method can signi cantly outperform every linear
Finitetime analysis of the multiarmed bandit problem
 Machine Learning
, 2002
"... Abstract. Reinforcement learning policies face the exploration versus exploitation dilemma, i.e. the search for a balance between exploring the environment to find profitable actions while taking the empirically best action as often as possible. A popular measure of a policy’s success in addressing ..."
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to grow at least logarithmically in the number of plays. Since then, policies which asymptotically achieve this regret have been devised by Lai and Robbins and many others. In this work we show that the optimal logarithmic regret is also achievable uniformly over time, with simple and efficient policies
HEED: A Hybrid, EnergyEfficient, Distributed Clustering Approach for Ad Hoc Sensor Networks
 IEEE TRANS. MOBILE COMPUTING
, 2004
"... Topology control in a sensor network balances load on sensor nodes and increases network scalability and lifetime. Clustering sensor nodes is an effective topology control approach. In this paper, we propose a novel distributed clustering approach for longlived ad hoc sensor networks. Our proposed ..."
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according to a hybrid of the node residual energy and a secondary parameter, such as node proximity to its neighbors or node degree. HEED terminates in Oð1Þ iterations, incurs low message overhead, and achieves fairly uniform cluster head distribution across the network. We prove that, with appropriate
Achievability of Asymptotic Minimax Regret in Online and Batch Prediction
"... The normalized maximum likelihood model achieves the minimax coding (logloss) regret for data of fixed sample size n. However, it is a batch strategy, i.e., it requires that n be known in advance. Furthermore, it is computationally infeasible for most statistical models, and several computationally ..."
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computationally feasible alternative strategies have been devised. We characterize the achievability of asymptotic minimaxity by batch strategies (i.e., strategies that depend on n) as well as online strategies (i.e., strategies independent of n). On one hand, we conjecture that for a large class of models
Consensus Seeking in Multiagent Systems under Dynamically Changing Interaction Topologies
, 2003
"... This note considers the problem of information consensus among multiple agents in the presence of limited and unreliable information exchange with dynamically changing interaction topologies. Both discrete and continuous update schemes are proposed for information consensus. The note shows that i ..."
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that information consensus under dynamically changing interaction topologies can be achieved asymptotically if the union of the directed interaction graphs across some time intervals has a spanning tree frequently enough as the system evolves. Simulation results show the effectiveness of our update schemes.
Gaussian interference channel capacity to within one bit
 5534–5562, 2008. EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing
"... Abstract—The capacity of the twouser Gaussian interference channel has been open for 30 years. The understanding on this problem has been limited. The best known achievable region is due to Han and Kobayashi but its characterization is very complicated. It is also not known how tight the existing o ..."
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Abstract—The capacity of the twouser Gaussian interference channel has been open for 30 years. The understanding on this problem has been limited. The best known achievable region is due to Han and Kobayashi but its characterization is very complicated. It is also not known how tight the existing
The minimum description length principle in coding and modeling
 IEEE TRANS. INFORM. THEORY
, 1998
"... We review the principles of Minimum Description Length and Stochastic Complexity as used in data compression and statistical modeling. Stochastic complexity is formulated as the solution to optimum universal coding problems extending Shannon’s basic source coding theorem. The normalized maximized ..."
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likelihood, mixture, and predictive codings are each shown to achieve the stochastic complexity to within asymptotically vanishing terms. We assess the performance of the minimum description length criterion both from the vantage point of quality of data compression and accuracy of statistical inference
Achievability of Asymptotic Minimax Regret by HorizonDependent and HorizonIndependent Strategies
, 2015
"... Abstract The normalized maximum likelihood distribution achieves minimax coding (logloss) regret given a fixed sample size, or horizon, n. It generally requires that n be known in advance. Furthermore, extracting the sequential predictions from the normalized maximum likelihood distribution is com ..."
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is computationally infeasible for most statistical models. Several computationally feasible alternative strategies have been devised. We characterize the achievability of asymptotic minimaxity by horizondependent and horizonindependent strategies. We prove that no horizonindependent strategy can be asymptotically
Bandwidth Sharing: Objectives and Algorithms
 IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking
, 1999
"... This paper concerns the design of distributed algorithms for sharing network bandwidth resources among contending flows. The classical fairness notion is the socalled maxmin fairness; F. Kelly [8] has recently introduced the alternative proportional fairness criterion; we introduce a third crit ..."
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criterion, which is naturally interpreted in terms of the delays experienced by ongoing transfers. We prove that fixed size window control can achieve fair bandwidth sharing according to any of these criteria, provided scheduling at each link is performed in an appropriate manner. We next consider a
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