By Topic

Linear Dimensionality Reduction for Margin-Based Classification: High-Dimensional Data and Sensor Networks

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)
Kush R. Varshney ; Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA ; Alan S. Willsky

Low-dimensional statistics of measurements play an important role in detection problems, including those encountered in sensor networks. In this work, we focus on learning low-dimensional linear statistics of high-dimensional measurement data along with decision rules defined in the low-dimensional space in the case when the probability density of the measurements and class labels is not given, but a training set of samples from this distribution is given. We pose a joint optimization problem for linear dimensionality reduction and margin-based classification, and develop a coordinate descent algorithm on the Stiefel manifold for its solution. Although the coordinate descent is not guaranteed to find the globally optimal solution, crucially, its alternating structure enables us to extend it for sensor networks with a message-passing approach requiring little communication. Linear dimensionality reduction prevents overfitting when learning from finite training data. In the sensor network setting, dimensionality reduction not only prevents overfitting, but also reduces power consumption due to communication. The learned reduced-dimensional space and decision rule is shown to be consistent and its Rademacher complexity is characterized. Experimental results are presented for a variety of datasets, including those from existing sensor networks, demonstrating the potential of our methodology in comparison with other dimensionality reduction approaches.

Published in:

IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing  (Volume:59 ,  Issue: 6 )