Scientific Computation and Applied & Industrial Mathematics Seminar: Aleksandr Aravkin

  • Date: 12/08/2015
  • Time: 12:30
Aleksandr Aravkin, University of Washington

University of British Columbia


Variable projection and applications


Variable projection (VP) gained popularity as a technique for solving nonlinear least squares problems (NNLS) min_{x,y} ||F(x)y - b||^2. The VP approach is an itegrated algorithm in x that `projects out' the variable y at each iteration. The NLLS problem class had a range of applications, and we show that the 'projection' approach generalizes to a very broad setting, retaining the original flavour, with applications to nuisance parameter estimation, kernel learning, and non-smooth optimization.

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Location: ESB 4133