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Sparse solutions to linear inverse problems with multiple measurement vectors
 IEEE Trans. Signal Processing
, 2005
"... Abstract—We address the problem of finding sparse solutions to an underdetermined system of equations when there are multiple measurement vectors having the same, but unknown, sparsity structure. The single measurement sparse solution problem has been extensively studied in the past. Although known ..."
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Abstract—We address the problem of finding sparse solutions to an underdetermined system of equations when there are multiple measurement vectors having the same, but unknown, sparsity structure. The single measurement sparse solution problem has been extensively studied in the past. Although known to be NPhard, many single–measurement suboptimal algorithms have been formulated that have found utility in many different applications. Here, we consider in depth the extension of two classes of algorithms–Matching Pursuit (MP) and FOCal Underdetermined System Solver (FOCUSS)–to the multiple measurement case so that they may be used in applications such as neuromagnetic imaging, where multiple measurement vectors are available, and solutions with a common sparsity structure must be computed. Cost functions appropriate to the multiple measurement problem are developed, and algorithms are derived based on their minimization. A simulation study is conducted on a testcase dictionary to show how the utilization of more than one measurement vector improves the performance of the MP and FOCUSS classes of algorithm, and their performances are compared. I.
On sparse reconstruction from Fourier and Gaussian measurements
 Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics
, 2006
"... Abstract. This paper improves upon best known guarantees for exact reconstruction of a sparse signal f from a small universal sample of Fourier measurements. The method for reconstruction that has recently gained momentum in the Sparse Approximation Theory is to relax this highly nonconvex problem ..."
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Abstract. This paper improves upon best known guarantees for exact reconstruction of a sparse signal f from a small universal sample of Fourier measurements. The method for reconstruction that has recently gained momentum in the Sparse Approximation Theory is to relax this highly nonconvex problem to a convex problem, and then solve it as a linear program. We show that there exists a set of frequencies Ω such that one can exactly reconstruct every rsparse signal f of length n from its frequencies in Ω, using the convex relaxation, and Ω has size k(r, n) = O(r log(n)·log 2 (r) log(r log n)) = O(r log 4 n). A random set Ω satisfies this with high probability. This estimate is optimal within the log log n and log 3 r factors. We also give a relatively short argument for a similar problem with k(r, n) � r[12 + 8 log(n/r)] Gaussian measurements. We use methods of geometric functional analysis and probability theory in Banach spaces, which makes our arguments quite short. 1.
Lassotype recovery of sparse representations for highdimensional data
 ANNALS OF STATISTICS
, 2009
"... The Lasso is an attractive technique for regularization and variable selection for highdimensional data, where the number of predictor variables pn is potentially much larger than the number of samples n. However, it was recently discovered that the sparsity pattern of the Lasso estimator can only ..."
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The Lasso is an attractive technique for regularization and variable selection for highdimensional data, where the number of predictor variables pn is potentially much larger than the number of samples n. However, it was recently discovered that the sparsity pattern of the Lasso estimator can only be asymptotically identical to the true sparsity pattern if the design matrix satisfies the socalled irrepresentable condition. The latter condition can easily be violated in the presence of highly correlated variables. Here we examine the behavior of the Lasso estimators if the irrepresentable condition is relaxed. Even though the Lasso cannot recover the correct sparsity pattern, we show that the estimator is still consistent in the ℓ2norm sense for fixed designs under conditions on (a) the number sn of nonzero components of the vector βn and (b) the minimal singular values of design matrices that are induced by selecting small subsets of variables. Furthermore, a rate of convergence result is obtained on the ℓ2 error with an appropriate choice of the smoothing parameter. The rate is shown to be
Sparsity and Incoherence in Compressive Sampling
, 2006
"... We consider the problem of reconstructing a sparse signal x 0 ∈ R n from a limited number of linear measurements. Given m randomly selected samples of Ux 0, where U is an orthonormal matrix, we show that ℓ1 minimization recovers x 0 exactly when the number of measurements exceeds m ≥ Const · µ 2 (U) ..."
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We consider the problem of reconstructing a sparse signal x 0 ∈ R n from a limited number of linear measurements. Given m randomly selected samples of Ux 0, where U is an orthonormal matrix, we show that ℓ1 minimization recovers x 0 exactly when the number of measurements exceeds m ≥ Const · µ 2 (U) · S · log n, where S is the number of nonzero components in x 0, and µ is the largest entry in U properly normalized: µ(U) = √ n · maxk,j Uk,j. The smaller µ, the fewer samples needed. The result holds for “most ” sparse signals x 0 supported on a fixed (but arbitrary) set T. Given T, if the sign of x 0 for each nonzero entry on T and the observed values of Ux 0 are drawn at random, the signal is recovered with overwhelming probability. Moreover, there is a sense in which this is nearly optimal since any method succeeding with the same probability would require just about this many samples.
Ranksparsity incoherence for matrix decomposition
, 2010
"... Suppose we are given a matrix that is formed by adding an unknown sparse matrix to an unknown lowrank matrix. Our goal is to decompose the given matrix into its sparse and lowrank components. Such a problem arises in a number of applications in model and system identification, and is intractable ..."
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Suppose we are given a matrix that is formed by adding an unknown sparse matrix to an unknown lowrank matrix. Our goal is to decompose the given matrix into its sparse and lowrank components. Such a problem arises in a number of applications in model and system identification, and is intractable to solve in general. In this paper we consider a convex optimization formulation to splitting the specified matrix into its components, by minimizing a linear combination of the ℓ1 norm and the nuclear norm of the components. We develop a notion of ranksparsity incoherence, expressed as an uncertainty principle between the sparsity pattern of a matrix and its row and column spaces, and use it to characterize both fundamental identifiability as well as (deterministic) sufficient conditions for exact recovery. Our analysis is geometric in nature with the tangent spaces to the algebraic varieties of sparse and lowrank matrices playing a prominent role. When the sparse and lowrank matrices are drawn from certain natural random ensembles, we show that the sufficient conditions for exact recovery are satisfied with high probability. We conclude with simulation results on synthetic matrix decomposition problems.
Sparse multinomial logistic regression: fast algorithms and generalization bounds
 IEEE Trans. on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
"... Abstract—Recently developed methods for learning sparse classifiers are among the stateoftheart in supervised learning. These methods learn classifiers that incorporate weighted sums of basis functions with sparsitypromoting priors encouraging the weight estimates to be either significantly larg ..."
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Abstract—Recently developed methods for learning sparse classifiers are among the stateoftheart in supervised learning. These methods learn classifiers that incorporate weighted sums of basis functions with sparsitypromoting priors encouraging the weight estimates to be either significantly large or exactly zero. From a learningtheoretic perspective, these methods control the capacity of the learned classifier by minimizing the number of basis functions used, resulting in better generalization. This paper presents three contributions related to learning sparse classifiers. First, we introduce a true multiclass formulation based on multinomial logistic regression. Second, by combining a bound optimization approach with a componentwise update procedure, we derive fast exact algorithms for learning sparse multiclass classifiers that scale favorably in both the number of training samples and the feature dimensionality, making them applicable even to large data sets in highdimensional feature spaces. To the best of our knowledge, these are the first algorithms to perform exact multinomial logistic regression with a sparsitypromoting prior. Third, we show how nontrivial generalization bounds can be derived for our classifier in the binary case. Experimental results on standard benchmark data sets attest to the accuracy, sparsity, and efficiency of the proposed methods.
Sparsest solutions of underdetermined linear systems via ℓ
"... We present a condition on the matrix of an underdetermined linear system which guarantees that the solution of the system with minimal ℓqquasinorm is also the sparsest one. This generalizes, and sightly improves, a similar result for the ℓ1norm. We then introduce a simple numerical scheme to compu ..."
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We present a condition on the matrix of an underdetermined linear system which guarantees that the solution of the system with minimal ℓqquasinorm is also the sparsest one. This generalizes, and sightly improves, a similar result for the ℓ1norm. We then introduce a simple numerical scheme to compute solutions with minimal ℓqquasinorm, and we study its convergence. Finally, we display the results of some experiments which indicate that the ℓqmethod performs better than other available methods. 1
Quantitative Robust Uncertainty Principles and Optimally Sparse Decompositions
, 2004
"... In this paper, we develop a robust uncertainty principle for finite signals in C N which states that for nearly all choices T, Ω ⊂ {0,..., N − 1} such that T  + Ω  ≍ (log N) −1/2 · N, there is no signal f supported on T whose discrete Fourier transform ˆ f is supported on Ω. In fact, we can mak ..."
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In this paper, we develop a robust uncertainty principle for finite signals in C N which states that for nearly all choices T, Ω ⊂ {0,..., N − 1} such that T  + Ω  ≍ (log N) −1/2 · N, there is no signal f supported on T whose discrete Fourier transform ˆ f is supported on Ω. In fact, we can make the above uncertainty principle quantitative in the sense that if f is supported on T, then only a small percentage of the energy (less than half, say) of ˆ f is concentrated on Ω. As an application of this robust uncertainty principle (QRUP), we consider the problem of decomposing a signal into a sparse superposition of spikes and complex sinusoids f(s) = � α1(t)δ(s − t) + � α2(ω)e i2πωs/N / √ N. t∈T We show that if a generic signal f has a decomposition (α1, α2) using spike and frequency locations in T and Ω respectively, and obeying ω∈Ω T  + Ω  ≤ Const · (log N) −1/2 · N, then (α1, α2) is the unique sparsest possible decomposition (all other decompositions have more nonzero terms). In addition, if T  + Ω  ≤ Const · (log N) −1 · N, then the sparsest (α1, α2) can be found by solving a convex optimization problem. Underlying our results is a new probabilistic approach which insists on finding the correct uncertainty relation or the optimally sparse solution for nearly all subsets but not necessarily all of them, and allows to considerably sharpen previously known results [9, 10]. In fact, we show that the fraction of sets (T, Ω) for which the above properties do not hold can be upper bounded by quantities like N −α for large values of α. The QRUP (and the application to finding sparse representations) can be extended to general pairs of orthogonal bases Φ1, Φ2 of C N. For nearly all choices Γ1, Γ2 ⊂ {0,..., N − 1} obeying Γ1  + Γ2  ≍ µ(Φ1, Φ2) −2 · (log N) −m, where m ≤ 6, there is no signal f such that Φ1f is supported on Γ1 and Φ2f is supported on Γ2 where µ(Φ1, Φ2) is the mutual coherence between Φ1 and Φ2.
Computational methods for sparse solution of linear inverse problems
, 2009
"... The goal of sparse approximation problems is to represent a target signal approximately as a linear combination of a few elementary signals drawn from a fixed collection. This paper surveys the major practical algorithms for sparse approximation. Specific attention is paid to computational issues, ..."
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The goal of sparse approximation problems is to represent a target signal approximately as a linear combination of a few elementary signals drawn from a fixed collection. This paper surveys the major practical algorithms for sparse approximation. Specific attention is paid to computational issues, to the circumstances in which individual methods tend to perform well, and to the theoretical guarantees available. Many fundamental questions in electrical engineering, statistics, and applied mathematics can be posed as sparse approximation problems, making these algorithms versatile and relevant to a wealth of applications.