Smallest singular value of sparse random matrices

  • Author / Creator
    Rivasplata, Omar D
  • In this thesis probability estimates on the smallest singular value of random matrices with independent entries are extended to a class of sparse random matrices. We show that one can relax a previously used condition of uniform boundedness of the variances from below. This allows us to consider matrices with null entries or, more generally, with entries having small variances. Our results do not assume identical distribution of the entries of a random matrix, and help to clarify the role of the variances in the corresponding estimates. We also show that it is enough to require boundedness from above of the r-th moment of the entries, for some r > 2.

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  • Graduation date
    Spring 2012
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  • Degree
    Doctor of Philosophy
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