Bart Vandereycken

Subspace acceleration for the Crawford number and related eigenvalue optimization problems

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Abstract:

This paper is concerned with subspace acceleration techniques for computing the Crawford number, that is, the distance between zero and the numerical range of a matrix A. Our approach is based on an eigenvalue optimization characterization of the Crawford number. We establish local convergence of order 1 + √2 ≈ 2.4 for an existing subspace method applied to such and other eigenvalue optimization problems involving a Hermitian matrix that depends analytically on one parameter. For the particular case of the Crawford number, we show that the relevant part of the objective function is strongly concave. In turn, this enables us to develop a subspace method that only uses three-dimensional subspaces but still achieves global convergence and a local convergence that is at least quadratic. A number of numerical experiments confirm our theoretical results and reveal that the established convergence orders appear to be tight.

Reference:

D. Kressner, D. Lu, B. Vandereycken, "Subspace acceleration for the Crawford number and related eigenvalue optimization problems", 2017.

Bibtex Entry:

@misc{Kressner_LV:2017,
	Abstract = {This paper is concerned with subspace acceleration techniques for computing the Crawford number, that is, the distance between zero and the numerical range of a matrix A. Our approach is based on an eigenvalue optimization characterization of the Crawford number. We establish local convergence of order 1 + √2 ≈ 2.4 for an existing subspace method applied to such and other eigenvalue optimization problems involving a Hermitian matrix that depends analytically on one parameter. For the particular case of the Crawford number, we show that the relevant part of the objective function is strongly concave. In turn, this enables us to develop a subspace method that only uses three-dimensional subspaces but still achieves global convergence and a local convergence that is at least quadratic. A number of numerical experiments confirm our theoretical results and reveal that the established convergence orders appear to be tight.},
	Author = {Kressner, D. and Lu, D. and Vandereycken, B.},
	Howpublished = {Tech. report (submitted)},
	Pdf = {http://www.unige.ch/math/vandereycken/papers/preprint_Kressner_LV_2017.pdf},
	Title = {Subspace acceleration for the {C}rawford number and related eigenvalue optimization problems},
	Year = {2017}}