## Optimization without Retraction on the Random Generalized Stiefel Manifold

\(\) Optimization over the set of matrices \(X\) that satisfy \(X^\top B X = I_p\), referred to as the generalized Stiefel manifold, appears in many applications involving sampled covariance matrices such as the canonical correlation analysis (CCA), independent component analysis (ICA), and the generalized eigenvalue problem (GEVP). Solving these problems is typically done by iterative … Read more