A Fast Algorithm for Sparse Reconstruction based on Shrinkage, Subspace Optimization and Continuation

We propose a fast algorithm for solving the l1-regularized least squares problem for recovering sparse solutions to an undetermined system of linear equations Ax = b. The algorithm is divided into two stages that are performed repeatedly. In the first stage a first-order iterative method called “shrinkage” yields an estimate of the subset of components … Read more

A Fixed-Point Continuation Method for l_1-Regularized Minimization with Applications to Compressed Sensing

We consider solving minimization problems with $\ell_1$-regularization: $$\min \|x\|_1 + \mu f(x),$$ particularly for $f(x) = \frac{1}{2}\|Ax-b\|_M^2$ where $A \in \R^{m \times n}$ with $m < n$. Our goal is to construct efficient and robust algorithms for solving large-scale problems with dense data, and our approach is based on two powerful algorithmic ideas, operator-splitting and ... Read more

TfMin: Short Reference Manual

This is a short guide to use the Fortran and Matlab package TfMin designed for the numerical solution of continuous 3D minimum-time orbit transfer around the Earth (with free final longitude), especially for low thrust engines. The underlying method is single shooting. The Matlab interface with the solver allows the user to define the problem … Read more