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A Convergent Gradient Descent Algorithm for Rank Minimization and Semidefinite Programming from Random Linear Measurements
Qinqing Zheng · John Lafferty

Tue Dec 08 04:00 PM -- 08:59 PM (PST) @ 210 C #93 #None
We propose a simple, scalable, and fast gradient descent algorithm to optimize a nonconvex objective for the rank minimization problem and a closely related family of semidefinite programs. With $O(r^3 \kappa^2 n \log n)$ random measurements of a positive semidefinite $n\times n$ matrix of rank $r$ and condition number $\kappa$, our method is guaranteed to converge linearly to the global optimum.

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Qinqing Zheng (University of Chicago)
John Lafferty (University of Chicago)

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