Sparse Plus Low Rank Matrix Decomposition: A Discrete Optimization Approach

We study the Sparse Plus Low Rank decomposition problem (SLR), which is the problem of decomposing a corrupted data matrix D into a sparse matrix Y containing the perturbations plus a low rank matrix X. SLR is a fundamental problem in Operations Research and Machine Learning arising in many applications such as data compression, latent … Read more

LP-based Tractable Subcones of the Semidefinite Plus Nonnegative Cone

The authors in a previous paper devised certain subcones of the semidefinite plus nonnegative cone and showed that satisfaction of the requirements for membership of those subcones can be detected by solving linear optimization problems (LPs) with $O(n)$ variables and $O(n^2)$ constraints. They also devised LP-based algorithms for testing copositivity using the subcones. In this … Read more

An LP-based Algorithm to Test Copositivity

A symmetric matrix is called copositive if it generates a quadratic form taking no negative values over the nonnegative orthant, and the linear optimization problem over the set of copositive matrices is called the copositive programming problem. Recently, many studies have been done on the copositive programming problem (see, for example, \cite{aDUR10, aBOMZE12}). Among others, … Read more

Sparse and Low-Rank Matrix Decomposition Via Alternating Direction Methods

The problem of recovering the sparse and low-rank components of a matrix captures a broad spectrum of applications. Authors in [4] proposed the concept of “rank-sparsity incoherence” to characterize the fundamental identifiability of the recovery, and derived practical sufficient conditions to ensure the high possibility of recovery. This exact recovery is achieved via solving a … Read more

Rank-Sparsity Incoherence for Matrix Decomposition

Suppose we are given a matrix that is formed by adding an unknown sparse matrix to an unknown low-rank matrix. Our goal is to decompose the given matrix into its sparse and low-rank components. Such a problem arises in a number of applications in model and system identification, and is NP-hard in general. In this … Read more

On cones of nonnegative quadratic functions

We derive LMI-characterizations and dual decomposition algorithms for certain matrix cones which are generated by a given set using generalized co-positivity. These matrix cones are in fact cones of non-convex quadratic functions that are nonnegative on a certain domain. As a domain, we consider for instance the intersection of a (upper) level-set of a quadratic … Read more