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Random Matrix Methods for Machine Learning

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  • Date Published: October 2022
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781009123235

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  • This book presents a unified theory of random matrices for applications in machine learning, offering a large-dimensional data vision that exploits concentration and universality phenomena. This enables a precise understanding, and possible improvements, of the core mechanisms at play in real-world machine learning algorithms. The book opens with a thorough introduction to the theoretical basics of random matrices, which serves as a support to a wide scope of applications ranging from SVMs, through semi-supervised learning, unsupervised spectral clustering, and graph methods, to neural networks and deep learning. For each application, the authors discuss small- versus large-dimensional intuitions of the problem, followed by a systematic random matrix analysis of the resulting performance and possible improvements. All concepts, applications, and variations are illustrated numerically on synthetic as well as real-world data, with MATLAB and Python code provided on the accompanying website.

    • The book focuses on the random matrix tools required to address machine learning problems and provides a unified understanding of both the theoretical and practical aspects of random matrix theory for machine learning applications
    • Code in Python and MATLAB for almost all figures and examples is provided, allowing readers to best visualize the theoretical results
    • Guided exercises are provided at the end of each chapter covering additional results, with step-by-step instructions and code
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    Reviews & endorsements

    ‘Roman Couillet's book is unique among books on random matrix theory in that it provides a solid yet accessible introduction to the theory and its transformative potential in applications. After presenting a coherent and uncluttered introduction of the theory, several chapters illustrate how it applies to important problems, including, high dimensional statistical inference, neural networks, random graphs, and convex optimization. Written in a self-contained and exceptionally clear style this book will be of great utility to researchers in machine learning, statistics and signal processing who want to learn about how random matrix theory can be applied.’ Alfred Hero, University of Michigan

    ‘This book is a reference for all engineers and researchers interested in the recent mathematical advances in Machine Learning. It’s a real ‘tour de force’ that fruitfully combines the mathematical elegance of random matrix theory methods with an impressive range of real-world applications.’ Merouane Debbah, Huawei France Research Center

    ‘This is a very timely and important book. Romain Couillet and Zhenyu Liao provide a great entry point into active, recent research on the applications of Random Matrix Theory as it pertains to high-dimensional statistics and analysis of machine learning algorithms. RMT was born in statistics with Wishart and later became, via Wigner, a great pillar of quantum and statistical before being recently pushed by mathematicians to deeper universality results. It is quite fitting that it now comes back to the modern problems and methods of statistics with this very well-organized and carefully written book by two leading experts.' Gérard Ben Arous, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2022
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781009123235
    • length: 408 pages
    • dimensions: 251 x 174 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.87kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Random matrix theory
    3. Statistical inference in Linear Models
    4. Kernel methods
    5. Large neural networks
    6. Large dimensional convex optimization
    7. Community detection on graphs
    8. Universality and real data

  • Authors

    Romain Couillet, Université Grenoble Alpes
    Romain Couillet is a Full Professor at Grenoble-Alpes University, France. Prior to that, he was a Full Professor at CentraleSupélec, University of Paris-Saclay. His research topics are in random matrix theory applied to statistics, machine learning, and signal processing. He is the recipient of the 2021 IEEE/SEE Glavieux prize, of the 2013 CNRS Bronze Medal, and of the 2013 IEEE ComSoc Outstanding Young Researcher Award.

    Zhenyu Liao, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
    Zhenyu Liao is an Associated Professor with Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China. He is the recipient of the 2021 East Lake Youth Talent Program Fellowship of HUST, the 2019 ED STIC Ph.D. Student Award, and the 2016 Supélec Foundation Ph.D. Fellowship of University of Paris-Saclay, France.

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