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Divide-and-Conquer Matrix Factorization

Lester Mackey will be presenting "Divide-and-Conquer Matrix Factorization" (NIPS 2011).

Speaker Info:

Abstract (from paper): This work introduces Divide-Factor-Combine (DFC), a parallel divide-and- conquer framework for noisy matrix factorization. DFC divides a large-scale matrix factorization task into smaller subproblems, solves each subproblem in parallel using an arbitrary base matrix factorization algorithm, and combines the sub- problem solutions using techniques from randomized matrix approximation. Our experiments with collaborative filtering, video background modeling, and simulated data demonstrate the near-linear to super-linear speed-ups attainable with this approach. Moreover, our analysis shows that DFC enjoys high-probability recovery guarantees comparable to those of its base algorithm.

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6:30-6:45 -- socializing

6:45-7:00 -- lightning talks (we have openings for three 5-minute lightning talks. Please contact me if you're interested in presenting)

7:00-8:00 -- main presentation

8:00-8:30 -- socializing


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