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Hardcover | $61.00 Short | £50.95 | 264 pp. | 8 x 10 in | 14 color illus., 40 b&w illus. | September 2014 | ISBN: 9780262027724
eBook | $43.00 Short | September 2014 | ISBN: 9780262325318
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Practical Applications of Sparse Modeling


Sparse modeling is a rapidly developing area at the intersection of statistical learning and signal processing, motivated by the age-old statistical problem of selecting a small number of predictive variables in high-dimensional datasets. This collection describes key approaches in sparse modeling, focusing on its applications in fields including neuroscience, computational biology, and computer vision.

Sparse modeling methods can improve the interpretability of predictive models and aid efficient recovery of high-dimensional unobserved signals from a limited number of measurements. Yet despite significant advances in the field, a number of open issues remain when sparse modeling meets real-life applications. The book discusses a range of practical applications and state-of-the-art approaches for tackling the challenges presented by these applications. Topics considered include the choice of method in genomics applications; analysis of protein mass-spectrometry data; the stability of sparse models in brain imaging applications; sequential testing approaches; algorithmic aspects of sparse recovery; and learning sparse latent models.

A. Vania Apkarian, Marwan Baliki, Melissa K. Carroll, Guillermo A. Cecchi, Volkan Cevher, Xi Chen, Nathan W. Churchill, RĂ©mi Emonet, Rahul Garg, Zoubin Ghahramani, Lars Kai Hansen, Matthias Hein, Katherine Heller, Sina Jafarpour, Seyoung Kim, Mladen Kolar, Anastasios Kyrillidis, Seunghak Lee, Aurelie Lozano, Matthew L. Malloy, Pablo Meyer, Shakir Mohamed, Alexandru Niculescu-Mizil, Robert D. Nowak, Jean-Marc Odobez, Peter M. Rasmussen, Irina Rish, Saharon Rosset, Martin Slawski, Stephen C. Strother, Jagannadan Varadarajan, Eric P. Xing

About the Editors

Irina Rish is a Research Staff Member at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, New York.

Guillermo Cecchi is a Research Staff Member at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, New York.

Aurelie Lozano is a Research Staff Member at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, New York.

Alexandru Niculescu-Mizil is a Researcher at the Machine Learning Department at NEC Labs America, Princeton, New Jersey.