

 

Yin Zhang  Professor  Professor of Computational and Applied Mathematics   email:yzhang@rice.edu    B.S. (1977) Environmental Engineering, Chongqing Institute of Architecture and Engineering, China
 Ph.D. (1987) Applied Mathematics, State University of New York at Stony Brook
  Primary Department  Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics   

Department Affiliations 
 Keck Center for Quantitative Biomedical SciencesKen Kennedy Institute for Information Technology 

Websites 
 Home Page


Research Areas 
 Computational optimization in general: algorithm development and analysis, particularly algorithms for L1norm, total variation and lowrank regularized optimization problems in computational image and data processing and computational medicine. 

Teaching Areas 
 Engineering Computing, numerical analysis and optimization 

Selected Publications 
 Refereed articles 
 Xin Liu, Zaiwen Wen and Yin Zhang "An Efficient GaussNewton Algorithm for Symmetric LowRank Product Matrix Approximations." SIAM Journal on Optimization, 253 (2015) : 15711608. 

 Zaiwen Wen, Chao Yang, Xin Liu and Yin Zhang "TracePenalty Minimization for Largescale Eigenspace Computation." Journal of Scientific Computing (2015) 

 Chengbo Li, Hong Jiang, Paul Wilford, Yin Zhang and Mike Scheutzow "A new compressive video sensing framework for mobile broadcast." IEEE Transaction on Broadcast, 59(1) (2013) : 197205. 

 Chengbo Li, Wotao Yin, Hong Jiang, and Yin Zhang "An efficient augmented Lagrangian
method with applications to total variation minimization." Computational Optimization and Applications, 56(3) (2013) : 507530. 

 Xin Liu, Zaiwen Wen and Yin Zhang "Limited Memory Block Krylov Subspace Optimization
for Computing Dominant Singular Value Decompositions." SIAM Journal on Scientic Computing, 353 (2013) : A1641A1668. 

 Yin Zhang "Theory of Compressive Sensing via L1Minimization: A NonRIP Analysis and Extensions." Journal of Operations Research Society of China, 1(1) (2013) : 79105. 

 Chengbo Li, Ting Sun, Kevin Kelly and Yin Zhang "A Compressive Sensing and Unmixing Scheme for Hyperspectral Data Processing." IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 21 (3) (2012) : 12001210. 

 Hong Jiang, Chengbo Li, Raziel HaimiCohen, Paul Wilford and Yin Zhang "Scalable video coding using compressive sensing." Bell Labs Technical Journal (BLTJ), 16 (4) (2012) : 149169. 

 Yangyang Xu, Wotao Yin, Zaiwen Wen, and Yin Zhang "An Alternating Direction Algorithm for Matrix Completion with Nonnegative Factors." Frontiers of Mathematics in China, 7(2) (2012) : 365384. 

 Yuan Shen, Zaiwen Wen, and Yin Zhang "Augmented Lagrangian Alternating Direction Method for Matrix Separation Based on LowRank Factorization." Optimization Methods and Software (2012) In Press 

 Zaiwen Wen, Wotao Yin, and Yin Zhang "Solving a LowRank Factorization Model for Matrix Completion by a Nonlinear Successive Over Relaxation Algorithm." Mathematical Programming Computation, 4 (2012) : 333361. 

 Articles 
 Zaiwen Wen and Yin Zhang "Accelerating Convergence by Augmented RayleighRitz Projections For LargeScale Eigenpair Computation." SIMAX: 2016.Submitted 

 Zaiwen Wen and Yin Zhang "Block algorithms with augmented RayleighRitz projections for largescale eigenpair computation." Technical report CAAM TR1501: 2015. 

 Lijun Xu, Bo Yu and Yin Zhang "An Alternating Direction and Projection Algorithm for Structureenforced Matrix Factorization." (2014) Submitted 

 Xin Liu, Zaiwen Wen and Yin Zhang "An Efficient GaussNewton Algorithm for Symmetric LowRank Product Matrix Approximations." (2014) Submitted 

 Chengbo Li, Wotao Yin, Hong Jiang, and Yin Zhang "An Efficient Augmented Lagrangian Method with Applications to Total Variation Minimization." Technical report CAAM TR1213 (2012) 

Presentations 
 Invited Talks 
 Invited Speaker. "A New Approach to Solving the KMeans Clustering Problem." LSEC/NCMIS, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China. (June 18th, 2015) 

 Invited Conference Speaker. "Block algorithms in an augmented RayleighRitz framework for largescale exterior eigenpair computation." Sparse days in St Girons III, Saint Girons, France. (June 29th  July 2nd, 2015) 

 Invited Speaker. "Block algorithms with augmented RayleighRitz projections for largescale eigenpair computation." Sparse days, St Girons III St Girons, France. (July 2nd, 2015) With (with Z. Wen) 

 Invited Speaker. "Block algorithms with augmented RayleighRitz projections for largescale eigenpair computation." Applied Math Seminar. University of California Davis, Davis, CA. (May 21, 2015) 

 Invited Speaker. "Block algorithms with augmented RayleighRitz projections for largescale eigenpair computation." School of Mathematic. Chongqing University, Chongqing, China. (June 16, 2015) 

 Invited Speaker. "Towards an optimal scalability in computing extreme eigenpairs of large matrices." SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, Salt Lake City, Utah. (March 17, 2015) With (with Z. Wen and X. Liu) 

 Invited Speaker. "A GaussNewton method for lowrank matrix approximation." The 20th IFORS Conference, Barcelona, Spain. ( July 15, 2014) With (with X. Liu and Z. Wen) 

 Invited Speaker. "A GaussNewton method for lowrank matrix approximations." Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics, Rice University, Houston, TX. (March 17, 2014.) 

 Invited Speaker. "An Efficient GaussNewton Algorithm for Symmetric LowRank Product Matrix Approximations." Institute of Computational Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China. (June 3, 2014) 

 Invited Speaker. "An Efficient GaussNewton Algorithm for Symmetric LowRank Product Matrix Approximations." Department of Mathematics. Chongqing University, Chongqing, China. (June 12, 2014) 

 Invited Speaker. "An SOR Algorithm for LowRank Matrix Completion." Beijing International Center of Mathematics Research (BICMR). Peking University, Beijing, China. (June 4, 2014) 

 Invited Speaker. "An SOR Algorithm for LowRank Matrix Completion." Department of Mathematics. University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China. (June 20, 2014) 

 Invited Speaker. "Symmetric LowRank Product Optimization: GaussNewton Method." 11th SIAM Conference on Optimization, San Diago, California. (May 20, 2014) With (with X. Liu and Z. Wen) 

 Invited Speaker. "Nonlinear Optimization." The 11th EUROPT Workshop on Advances in Continuous Optimization, Florence, Italy. (June 28th, 2013) 

 Invited Speaker. "TracePenalty Minimization for Largescale Eigenspace Computation." The 26th European Conference On Operational Research, Rome, Italy. (July 2nd, 2013) With (with Z. Wen, C. Yang and X. Liu) 

 Invited Speaker. "TracePenalty Minimization for Largescale Eigenspace Computation." SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, Boston, Massachusetts. (February 25th, 2013) With (with Z. Wen, C.
Yang and X. Liu) 

 Invited Lecturer. "A NonRIP Theory for Compressive Sensing." A 3lecture series at Institute of Computational Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China. (May 25thJune 4th, 2012.) 

 Invited Speaker. "A Penaltybased Trace Minimization Method for Largescale Eigenspace Computation." College of Mathematics and Statistics, Chongqing University, Chongqing, China. (December 6th, 2012) 

 Invited Speaker. "Compressive Sensing: A NonRIP Analysis." College of Mathematics and Statistics, Chongqing University, Chongqing, China. (June 19, 2012) 

 Invited Speaker. "Hyperspectral Image Compressive Sensing and Unmixing." 2012 Conference of LSEC Center for Optimization and Applications, Chinese Academy of Sciences, LangYa Mountain, Hebei, China. (June 23, 2011) 

 Invited Speaker. "Towards a Massively Parallel Algorithm for LargeScale Eigenspace Computation." Institute of Computational Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China. (June 22, 2012) 

 Keynote Speaker 
 Invited Plenary Speaker. "A NonRIP Theory for Compressive Sensing via L1Minimization." International Symposium on Compressed Sensing: Theory and Applications, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China. (June 9th12th, 2012) 

 Workshops 
 "A GaussNewton Algorithm for Symmetric LowRank Product Optimization." The 11th EUROPT Workshop on Advances in Continuous Optimization, Florence, Italy. (June 28th, 2013) With (with X. Liu and Z. Wen) 

Editorial Positions 
 Associate Editor, Mathematical Programming. (2008  2008)

 Associate Editor, Journal of Computational Mathematics. (2008  2008)

 Associate Editor, Journal of Optimization: Theory and Applications. (2000  2008)

 Associate Editor, Journal of Optimization: Theory and Applications. (2000  2007)

Supervised Theses & Dissertations 
 Jorge Castanon, M.A. On L1 Minimization for ill Conditioned Linear Systems with Piecewise Polynomial Solutions. (2013) (Thesis Director)

 Wei Deng, PhD Generalizations of the Alternating Direction Method of Multipliers for LargeScale and Distributed Optimization. (2015) (Thesis CoDirector)

 Tim Becker, MA A BranchandCut Method for Solving the Bilevel Clique Interdiction Problem. (2015) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Lu Wang, PhD Functional Data Analysis on Spectroscopic Data. (2015) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Boris Brimkov, MA Efficient Computation of Chromatic and Flow Polynomials. (2015) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Arturo Vargas, MA Radial MILO: A 4D Image Registration Algorithm Based on Filtering Block Match Data via l1 Minimization. (2015) (Thesis Director)

 Jorge Castanon, PhD A Spectrumbased Regularization Approach to Linear Inverse Problems: Models, Learned Parameters and Algorithms. (2015) (Thesis Director)

 Cynthia Wood, PhD Clique Generalizations and Related Problems. (2016) (Thesis Committee Member)
