A Simpler Approach to Matrix Completion

This paper provides the best bounds to date on the number of randomly sampled entries required to reconstruct an unknown low rank matrix. These results improve on prior work by Candes and Recht, Candes and Tao, and Keshavan, Montanari, and Oh. The reconstruction is accomplished by minimizing the nuclear norm, or sum of the singular … Read more

Guaranteed Minimum-Rank Solutions of Linear Matrix Equations via Nuclear Norm Minimization

The affine rank minimization problem consists of finding a matrix of minimum rank that satisfies a given system of linear equality constraints. Such problems have appeared in the literature of a diverse set of fields including system identification and control, Euclidean embedding, and collaborative filtering. Although specific instances can often be solved with specialized algorithms, … Read more

Algebraic Tail Decay of Condition Numbers for Random Conic Systems under a General Family of Input Distributions

We consider the conic feasibility problem associated with linear homogeneous systems of inequalities. The complexity of iterative algorithms for solving this problem depends on a condition number. When studying the typical behaviour of algorithms under stochastic input one is therefore naturally led to investigate the fatness of the distribution tails of the random condition number … Read more

On Tail Decay and Moment Estimates of a Condition Number for Random Linear Conic Systems

In this paper we study the distribution tails and the moments of a condition number which arises in the study of homogeneous systems of linear inequalities. We consider the case where this system is defined by a Gaussian random matrix and characterise the exact decay rates of the distribution tails, improve the existing moment estimates, … Read more