Sparse projections onto the simplex Journal Article uri icon



  • Most learning methods with rank or sparsity constraints use convex; relaxations, which lead to optimization with the nuclear norm or the; $ell_1$-norm. However, several important learning applications cannot benefit; from this approach as they feature these convex norms as constraints in; addition to the non-convex rank and sparsity constraints. In this setting, we; derive efficient sparse projections onto the simplex and its extension, and; illustrate how to use them to solve high-dimensional learning problems in; quantum tomography, sparse density estimation and portfolio selection with; non-convex constraints.

publication date

  • June 7, 2012

Date in CU Experts

  • October 15, 2014 2:04 AM

Full Author List

  • Kyrillidis A; Becker S; and VC; Koch C

author count

  • 4