Reading and research seminar about structured signal analysis and applications. Topics may be remotely related (but not limited) to

  • Compressive sensing
  • Approximation theory
  • Wavelet-like sparsification and function spaces
  • Random matrix theory
  • Sampling techniques
  • Matrix completion and matrix factorization
  • (statistical) Machine learning


Spring 2014

Work in progress...

During the Spring 2014, the seminar will meet Tuesdays 11am to 12pm in Korman 245.


Tentative schedule:
Date Speaker Topic Links
06/03/2014 Daniel Watkins Stochastic processes in signal processing TBD
05/27/2014 Jean-Luc Bouchot
05/13/2014 Lei Cao Toeplitz and circulant matrices in compressed sensing Restricted isometries for partial random circulant matrices (H. Rauhut, J. Romberg, J.A. Tropp)
05/06/2014 Michael Minner Sparsest solutions in subspaces Recovering the sparsest element in a subspace (P. Hand, L. Demanet)
04/29/2014 Hugo Woerdeman CUR decompositions CUR matrix decompositions for improved data analysis (M.W. Mahoney, P. Drineas)
04/22/2014 Edinah Gnang (IAS) Hypermatrix algebra A combinatorial approach to hypermatrix algebra (E.K. Gnang)
04/15/2014 Jean-Luc Bouchot Sparse methods in gene networks CaSPIAN: A Causal Compressive Sensing Algorithm for Discovering Directed Interactions in Gene Networks (A. Emad, O. Milenkovic)

Winter 2014

During the Winter 2014, the seminar will meet Tuesdays 11am to 12pm in Korman 245.


Tentative schedule:
Date Speaker Topic Links
03/05/2014
Wed. 03/05, 11am, UC 153
Roza Aceska (Vanderbilt University) Dynamical sampling Dynamic sampling in shift-invariant spaces (R. Aceska, A. Aldroubi, J. Davis, A. Petrosyan)
02/25/2014 Jean-Luc Bouchot Random matrices Randomized matrix computations, Victor Y. Plan, Guoliang Qian, Ai-Long Zheng
02/18/2014 No seminar -- --
02/11/2014 Hugo Woerdemann Random matrices Randomized matrix computations, Victor Y. Plan, Guoliang Qian, Ai-Long Zheng
02/04/2014 Lei Cao Circulant matrices in CS Sparse block circulant matrices for compressed sensing, J. Sun, S. Wang, Y. Dong
01/28/2014 Michael Minner Model-based CS Model-based Sketching and Recovery with Expanders, B. Bah, L. Baldassarre, V. Cevher
01/21/2014 Jean-Luc Bouchot High-dimensional regression Swapping Variables for High-Dimensional Sparse Regression from Correlated measurements, D. Vats, R. Baraniuk.

Fall 2013

During the fall 2013, the seminar will meet Tuesdays 11am to 12pm in Korman 245.


Date Speaker Topic Links
12/03/2013 Jean-Luc Bouchot Sparse interferometric imaging Convex Recovery from Interferometric Measurements (L. Demanet, V. Jugnon)
11/26/2013 No meeting
11/19/2013 Michael Minner MIMO Radar Model-based compressive sensing (R.G. Baraniuk, V. Cevher, M.F. Duarte, C. Hedge)
11/12/2013 Jean-Luc Bouchot Sparsity in genetic studies
11/05/2013 Hugo Woerdemann Matrix completion Robust spectral compressed sensing via structured matrix completion (Y. Chen and Y. Chi)
10/29/2013 Phillip Gaudreau Graph sparsification Twice-Ramanujan sparsifiers (J. Batson, D.A. Spielman, N. Srivastava)
10/22/2013 Convocation - No meeting
10/15/2013 Michael Minner Compressed sensing radar Design and Analysis of Compressed Sensing Radar Detectors (L. Anitori, A. Maleki, M. Otten, R.G. Baraniuk, P. Hoogeboom)
10/08/2013 Michael Minner Message passing Message passing algortihms for compressed sensing (D. Donoho, A. Maleki, A. Montanari)
10/01/2013 Jean-Luc Bouchot Microbial unkown estimation Extrapolation of Urn Models via Poissonization: Accurate Measurements of the Microbial Unknown (M.E. Lladser, R. Gouet, J. Reeder)