Convexity Conditions and the Legendre-Fenchel Transform for the Product of Finitely Many Positive Definite Quadratic Forms

While the product of finitely many convex functions has been investigated in the field of global optimization, some fundamental issues such as the convexity condition and the Legendre-Fenchel transform for the product function remain unresolved. Focusing on quadratic forms, this paper is aimed at addressing the question: \emph{When is the product of finitely many positive … Read more

A Framework for Kernel Regularization with Applications to Protein Clustering

We develop and apply a novel framework which is designed to extract information in the form of a positive definite kernel matrix from possibly crude, noisy, incomplete, inconsistent dissimilarity information between pairs of objects, obtainable in a variety of contexts. Any positive definite kernel defines a consistent set of distances, and the fitted kernel provides … Read more