Adaptive Recovery of Signals by Convex Optimization

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Zaid Harchaoui, Anatoli Juditsky, Arkadi Nemirovski, Dmitry Ostrovsky ;
Proceedings of The 28th Conference on Learning Theory, PMLR 40:929-955, 2015.

Abstract

We present a theoretical framework for adaptive estimation and prediction of signals of unknown structure in the presence of noise. The framework allows to address two intertwined challenges: (i) designing optimal statistical estimators; (ii) designing efficient numerical algorithms. In particular, we establish oracle inequalities for the performance of adaptive procedures, which rely upon convex optimization and thus can be efficiently implemented. As an application of the proposed approach, we consider denoising of harmonic oscillations.

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