Solving PhaseLift by low-rank Riemannian optimization methods for complex semidefinite constraints

A framework, PhaseLift, was recently proposed to solve the phase retrieval problem. In this framework, the problem is solved by optimizing a cost function over the set of complex Hermitian positive semidefinite matrices. This approach to phase retrieval motivates a more general consideration of optimizing cost functions on semidefinite Hermitian matrices where the desired minimizers … Read more

Intrinsic Representation of Tangent Vectors and Vector transport on Matrix Manifolds

In Riemannian optimization problems, commonly encountered manifolds are $d$-dimensional matrix manifolds whose tangent spaces can be represented by $d$-dimensional linear subspaces of a $w$-dimensional Euclidean space, where $w > d$. Therefore, representing tangent vectors by $w$-dimensional vectors has been commonly used in practice. However, using $w$-dimensional vectors may be the most natural but may not … Read more

A Riemannian rank-adaptive method for low-rank optimization

This paper presents an algorithm that solves optimization problems on a matrix manifold $\mathcal{M} \subseteq \mathbb{R}^{m \times n}$ with an additional rank inequality constraint. The algorithm resorts to well-known Riemannian optimization schemes on fixed-rank manifolds, combined with new mechanisms to increase or decrease the rank. The convergence of the algorithm is analyzed and a weighted … Read more