The problem of finding suitable point embedding or geometric configurations given only Euclidean distance information of point pairs arises both as a core task and as a sub-problem in a variety of machine learning applications. In this paper, we aim …

Low-rank matrix recovery problems are ubiquitous in many areas of science and engineering. One approach to solve these problems is Nuclear Norm Minimization, which is itself computationally challenging to solve. Iteratively Reweighted Least Squares …

We consider the nonlinear inverse problem of learning a transition operator A from partial observations at T different times, in the form of sparse observations of entries of the powers $A,A^2,...,A^T$. We address the nonlinearity of this …

We propose a new algorithm for the problem of recovering data that adheres to multiple, heterogeneous low-dimensional structures from linear observations. Focusing on data matrices that are simultaneously row-sparse and low-rank, we propose and …

Outlier-robust estimation involves estimating some parameters (e.g., 3D rotations) from data samples in the presence of outliers, and is typically formulated as a non-convex and non-smooth problem. For this problem, the classical method called …

We advance both the theory and practice of robust $\ell_p$-quasinorm regression for $p \in (0,1]$ by using novel variants of iteratively reweighted least-squares (IRLS) to solve the underlying non-smooth problem. In the convex case, $p=1$, we prove …

The recovery of sparse data is at the core of many applications in machine learning and signal processing. While such problems can be tackled using $\ell_1$-regularization as in the LASSO estimator and in the Basis Pursuit approach, specialized …

We propose an iterative algorithm for low-rank matrix completion that can be interpreted as an iteratively reweighted least squares (IRLS) algorithm, a saddle-escaping smoothing Newton method or a variable metric proximal gradient method applied to a …

We propose an iterative algorithm for low-rank matrix completion that can be interpreted as both an iteratively reweighted least squares (IRLS) algorithm and a saddle-escaping smoothing Newton method applied to a non-convex rank surrogate objective. …

We prove new results about the robustness of noise-blind decoders for the problem of re- constructing a sparse vector from underdetermined linear measurements. Our results imply provable robustness of equality-constrained l1-minimization for random …