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Exact Matrix Completion via Convex Optimization
, 2008
"... We consider a problem of considerable practical interest: the recovery of a data matrix from a sampling of its entries. Suppose that we observe m entries selected uniformly at random from a matrix M. Can we complete the matrix and recover the entries that we have not seen? We show that one can perfe ..."
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We consider a problem of considerable practical interest: the recovery of a data matrix from a sampling of its entries. Suppose that we observe m entries selected uniformly at random from a matrix M. Can we complete the matrix and recover the entries that we have not seen? We show that one can perfectly recover most lowrank matrices from what appears to be an incomplete set of entries. We prove that if the number m of sampled entries obeys m ≥ C n 1.2 r log n for some positive numerical constant C, then with very high probability, most n × n matrices of rank r can be perfectly recovered by solving a simple convex optimization program. This program finds the matrix with minimum nuclear norm that fits the data. The condition above assumes that the rank is not too large. However, if one replaces the 1.2 exponent with 1.25, then the result holds for all values of the rank. Similar results hold for arbitrary rectangular matrices as well. Our results are connected with the recent literature on compressed sensing, and show that objects other than signals and images can be perfectly reconstructed from very limited information.
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.
Empirical margin distributions and bounding the generalization error of combined classifiers
 Ann. Statist
, 2002
"... Dedicated to A.V. Skorohod on his seventieth birthday We prove new probabilistic upper bounds on generalization error of complex classifiers that are combinations of simple classifiers. Such combinations could be implemented by neural networks or by voting methods of combining the classifiers, such ..."
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Dedicated to A.V. Skorohod on his seventieth birthday We prove new probabilistic upper bounds on generalization error of complex classifiers that are combinations of simple classifiers. Such combinations could be implemented by neural networks or by voting methods of combining the classifiers, such as boosting and bagging. The bounds are in terms of the empirical distribution of the margin of the combined classifier. They are based on the methods of the theory of Gaussian and empirical processes (comparison inequalities, symmetrization method, concentration inequalities) and they improve previous results of Bartlett (1998) on bounding the generalization error of neural networks in terms of ℓ1norms of the weights of neurons and of Schapire, Freund, Bartlett and Lee (1998) on bounding the generalization error of boosting. We also obtain rates of convergence in Lévy distance of empirical margin distribution to the true margin distribution uniformly over the classes of classifiers and prove the optimality of these rates.
Lectures on the central limit theorem for empirical processes
 Probability and Banach Spaces
, 1986
"... Abstract. Concentration inequalities are used to derive some new inequalities for ratiotype suprema of empirical processes. These general inequalities are used to prove several new limit theorems for ratiotype suprema and to recover anumber of the results from [1] and [2]. As a statistical applica ..."
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Abstract. Concentration inequalities are used to derive some new inequalities for ratiotype suprema of empirical processes. These general inequalities are used to prove several new limit theorems for ratiotype suprema and to recover anumber of the results from [1] and [2]. As a statistical application, an oracle inequality for nonparametric regression is obtained via ratio bounds. 1.
Sensing by Random Convolution
 IEEE Int. Work. on Comp. Adv. MultiSensor Adaptive Proc., CAMPSAP
, 2007
"... Abstract. This paper outlines a new framework for compressive sensing: convolution with a random waveform followed by random time domain subsampling. We show that sensing by random convolution is a universally efficient data acquisition strategy in that an ndimensional signal which is S sparse in a ..."
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Abstract. This paper outlines a new framework for compressive sensing: convolution with a random waveform followed by random time domain subsampling. We show that sensing by random convolution is a universally efficient data acquisition strategy in that an ndimensional signal which is S sparse in any fixed representation can be recovered from m � S log n measurements. We discuss two imaging scenarios — radar and Fourier optics — where convolution with a random pulse allows us to seemingly superresolve finescale features, allowing us to recover highresolution signals from lowresolution measurements. 1. Introduction. The new field of compressive sensing (CS) has given us a fresh look at data acquisition, one of the fundamental tasks in signal processing. The message of this theory can be summarized succinctly [7, 8, 10, 15, 32]: the number of measurements we need to reconstruct a signal depends on its sparsity rather than its bandwidth. These measurements, however, are different than the samples that
Concentration of the Spectral Measure for Large Matrices
 ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS IN PROBABILITY
, 2000
"... We derive concentration inequalities for functions of the empirical measure of eigenvalues for large, random, self adjoint matrices, with not necessarily Gaussian entries. The results presented apply in particular to nonGaussian Wigner and Wishart matrices. We also provide concentration bounds fo ..."
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We derive concentration inequalities for functions of the empirical measure of eigenvalues for large, random, self adjoint matrices, with not necessarily Gaussian entries. The results presented apply in particular to nonGaussian Wigner and Wishart matrices. We also provide concentration bounds for noncommutative functionals of random matrices.
A Bennett Concentration Inequality and Its Application to Suprema of Empirical Processes
, 2002
"... We introduce new concentration inequalities for functions on product spaces They allow to obtain a Bennett type deviation bound for suprema of empirical processes indexed by upper bounded functions. The result is an improvement on Rio's version [6] of Talagrand's inequality [7] for equidistributed v ..."
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We introduce new concentration inequalities for functions on product spaces They allow to obtain a Bennett type deviation bound for suprema of empirical processes indexed by upper bounded functions. The result is an improvement on Rio's version [6] of Talagrand's inequality [7] for equidistributed variables.
Stability results for random sampling of sparse trigonometric polynomials
, 2006
"... Recently, it has been observed that a sparse trigonometric polynomial, i.e. having only a small number of nonzero coefficients, can be reconstructed exactly from a small number of random samples using Basis Pursuit (BP) and Orthogonal Matching Pursuit (OMP). In the present article it is shown that ..."
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Recently, it has been observed that a sparse trigonometric polynomial, i.e. having only a small number of nonzero coefficients, can be reconstructed exactly from a small number of random samples using Basis Pursuit (BP) and Orthogonal Matching Pursuit (OMP). In the present article it is shown that recovery both by a BP variant and by OMP is stable under perturbation of the samples values by noise. For BP in addition, the stability result is extended to (nonsparse) trigonometric polynomials that can be wellapproximated by sparse ones. The theoretical findings are illustrated by numerical experiments. Key Words: random sampling, trigonometric polynomials, Orthogonal Matching Pursuit, Basis Pursuit, compressed sensing, stability under noise, fast Fourier transform, nonequispaced
Risk bounds for Statistical Learning
"... We propose a general theorem providing upper bounds for the risk of an empirical risk minimizer (ERM).We essentially focus on the binary classi…cation framework. We extend Tsybakov’s analysis of the risk of an ERM under margin type conditions by using concentration inequalities for conveniently weig ..."
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We propose a general theorem providing upper bounds for the risk of an empirical risk minimizer (ERM).We essentially focus on the binary classi…cation framework. We extend Tsybakov’s analysis of the risk of an ERM under margin type conditions by using concentration inequalities for conveniently weighted empirical processes. This allows us to deal with other ways of measuring the ”size”of a class of classi…ers than entropy with bracketing as in Tsybakov’s work. In particular we derive new risk bounds for the ERM when the classi…cation rules belong to some VCclass under margin conditions and discuss the optimality of those bounds in a minimax sense.