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 |

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) |