Statistics of spectral properties of matrix-valued random variables.

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### spectra of VERY sparse random matrices

Consider an $n\times n$ random binary matrix $M$ with i.i.d. entries $m_{ij} \sim {\rm Bernoulli}(p)$, where $p = n^{-\beta}$ with $\beta \in (1,2)$. I am interested in the behavior of the singular ...

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### rigidity of eigenvalues of circular ensemble

Given a circular unitary ensemble, with the following joint density:
$p(\theta_1,\ldots, \theta_n) = Z_n \prod_{j < k} |e^{i \theta_j} - e^{i \theta_k}|^2$,
is the following statement true? With ...

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### Eigenvalue distributions of finite dimensional Wishart matrices

I am trying to obtain the eigenvalue distribution of a finite dimensional Wishart matrix. Let $A_{n\times n}\sim\mathbb{W}(\Sigma_{n\times n},m)$ where $\mathbb{W}(\Sigma_{n\times n},m)$ denotes the ...

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### Characteristic polynomials of certain random symmetric matrices and the complexity of random Morse functions

Investigations concerning random Morse functions led me to the following problem. Consider the classical GOE of $m\times m$ real symmetric matrices $A$ with independent Gaussian entries with ...

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### Sample from a delta-ball in the orthogonal group O(n)

An answer to another question derived a formula for the volume of a delta-ball in $O(n)$. I am wondering if there is a (constructive) way to draw samples uniformly at random from such a region.
For ...

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### Does the Tracy-Widom distribution describe the tails of eigenvalue densities of finite dimensional random matrices?

The Tracy-Widom distribution (TW) describes the density of the largest eigenvalue of a random Hermitian matrix, when scaled and centered appropriately (depending on GOE/GUE/GSE/Wishart, etc).
In a ...

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### Eigenvalues of Krylov matrices

Let an $n\times n$ matrix ${\bf A}$, the all ones vector ${\bf w}$, and the $n\times n$ Krylov matrix
$${\bf K}_n = \left[ {\bf w}\;\;{\bf A}{\bf w}\;\;\ldots \;\; {\bf A}^{n-1}{\bf w}\right].$$
Is ...

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### Expected norm of sum of random orthogonal matrices

Somehow I got wondering about the following question today:
Suppose $Q_1,\ldots,Q_n$ are random (uniformly sampled) $d \times d$ orthogonal matrices.
What is the expected value of the quantity ...

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### Random Distance Matrices

My question is motivated by the following recent paper:
http://arxiv.org/abs/1110.6333
Assume you have a metric space $(X,d)$ equipped with a Borel probability measure $\mu$. We can further assume ...

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### Intuitive understanding of the Stieltjes transform

I have been using random matrix theory in signal processing and have some trouble understanding what the Stieltjes transform does.
The gist of my work is that I have an $N\times N$ true covariance ...

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### Decomposition of Haar measure other than Hurwitz's

Hurwitz defined a decomposition of the Haar measure on $SO(n)$ based on Given's rotation. So by left multiplication of Givens rotation one can always bring an orthogonal matrix into the identity. The ...

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### Eigenvalue Density of Some Random Matrices?

Consider a class of real symmetric random matrices,$M_{n\times n}=(X_{i,j})_{n\times n},$ whose off-diagonal elements follow an exchangeable distribution, and the diagonal elements follow another ...

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### Statistics for Haar measure of random matrices?

Let's say I have $M$ samples of $N\times N$ real orthogonal matrices. What statistics can I calculate to test if they could have been drawn from a distribution consistent with Haar measure over ...

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### Eigenvalue densities of sample covariance matrices when the population covariance matrix is a perturbed identity matrix

TLDR: I'm looking for a random matrix theory reference for the eigenvalue densities of sample covariance matrices (both dimensions approaching infinity at the same rate) when the true (population) ...

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### Relationship between free probability and deterministic graphs?

Consider the $N\times N$ matrix $$
M = \left(\begin{array} \\
0 & 1 & & 0 \\
1 & \ddots & \ddots & \\
& \ddots & \ddots & 1 \\
0 & & 1 & 0 \\
...

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### Intuition for Haar measure of random matrix

What is an intuitive way to understand Haar measure as defined for random matrices, say, $N\times N$ orthogonal or unitary matrices?
My understanding for what Haar measure means for $U(1)$ is that it ...

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### Relationship between R-transform and free convolution of random matrices?

I've been using the R-transform to calculate the free convolution of the eigenvalue spectra of two random matrices and I am trying to understand how it works, and in particular how it relates to ...

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### Statistical computation in matrix. Rows before columns? riddle..

First I'll phrase the question as a riddle, and than as a general math problem.
We have 12 lettered vases $(A,B,...,L)$, in each vase there are 30 numbered balls (1-30). In each ball there is some ...

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### Random sampling a symmetric matrix

I'd like to sample the elements of a symmetric square matrix uniformly. For example, for a $N\times N$ matrix, I'd like to only keep $\alpha$% of the matrix elements to build a sparse matrix, while ...

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### Spectral theory of real symmetric matrices with random diagonal elements

Can you point me in the direction of any research done on the spectral theory (i.e. eigenvalues and eigenvectors) of real symmetric matrices with random (Gaussian or Levy) diagonal elements and fixed ...

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### Matrix inversion lemma with pseudoinverses

The utility of the Matrix Inversion Lemma has been well-exploited for several questions on MO. Thus, with some positive hope, I'd like to field a question of my own.
Suppose we pick $n$ values ...

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### When should we expect Tracy-Widom?

The Tracy-Widom law describes, among other things, the fluctuations of maximal eigenvalues of many random large matrix models. Because of its universal character, it obtained his position on the ...

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### What do we actually know about logarithmic energy ?

In potential theory, the $\textit{logarithmic energy}$ of a Radon measure $\mu$ acting on $\mathbb{C}$ is defined by
$$I(\mu)=\iint\log\frac{1}{|x-y|}\mu(dx)\mu(dy).$$ Of course it is not well ...

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### Average over Random Permutations

Consider $S_{n}$ the symmetric group and for each $\sigma\in S_{n}$ let $U_{\sigma}$ be its $n\times n$ permutation matrix. Let $A$ be an Hermitian $n\times n$ matrix. I'm interested in computing the ...

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### Does random matrix theory make any prediction for the eigenvalue distributions of compact Riemann surfaces?

Under RH, Montgomery has proven equidistribution results for the zeros of the Riemann Zeta function, which suggest a close connection of the distribution to certain results in Random matrix theory. ...

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### Framework for primes vs random matrices

This is inspired by What results would follow from or imply "randomness" of the primes? , but I think it is sufficiently different to ask separately.
We can formalise probability in ...

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### Uniform correlation matrix sampling and not so uniform laws

Hi everyone,
I am looking for a way of simulating correlation matrices of fixed dimension in (at least) two ways.
First, I would like to determine the "uniform" distribution over the "correlation ...

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### Marginal distribution of the diagonal of an inverse Wishart distributed matrix

This is a cross-posting of a question I asked at CrossValidated. It hasn't generated much activity so I'm trying here:
Suppose $X\sim \operatorname{InvWishart}(\nu, \Sigma_0)$. I'm interested in the ...

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### Lower Bound on the Volume of Certain Polytopes

Given a partition $\rho\in\mathcal{P}(n)$ with $k$ blocks
$$
\rho=\{B_1,B_2,\ldots,B_{k}\}
$$
we can define the set of equations
$$
E_{i}:\sum_{j \in B_{i}}{x_{j-1}}=\sum_{j \in ...

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### A Question on Random Matrices

Consider the following $n\times n$ random matrix $V_{n}$ where the $(p,q)$ entry is given by
$$
V_{n}(p,q):= \frac{1}{\sqrt{n}}\exp(2\pi i(p-1) x_{q})
$$
where $x_{1},x_{2},\ldots,x_{n}$ are iid ...

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### efficient way to compute the inversion of the following matrix

Hi, there
I have looked it up in the current textbook. The conventional numerical method to compute the inversion of an $n \times n$ matrix requires $O(n^3)$. However, for the following special ...

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### analogue of GUE and Ginibre in higher dimensions

This is a completely unmotivated question, but what happens to the 1-point marginal distribution for the following $N$-point joint distribution:
$$\displaystyle p(z_1,\ldots, z_N) = C_N ...

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### Why doesn't the argument of circular law convergence of Ginibre spectrum give the same result for GUE?

It appears I am profoundly confused in the following nice argument of Ginibre and Mehta and beautifully presented in Djalil Chafai's blog ...

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### Distribution of trace of inverse-Wishart matrix $W_n(I,n)$

Hello,
I'm interested in the distribution of the trace of an inverse-Wishart matrix $W_n^{-1}(I,n)$, where $I$ is $n\times n$ identity matrix. More precisely, I seek for an asymptotic estimate (when ...

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### Stable distributions for Lindeberg exchange strategy?

Terence Tao has mentioned the importance of the Lindeberg exchange strategy, citing as an application how it was used in the proofs of some recent results relating to universality laws for random ...

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### Distribution of eigenvalue spacings

I have been doing some experiments on classes of random matrices, and it seems (visually) that the distribution of eigenvalue spacings is consistent with GOE or GUE or GSE. Unfortunately, to test ...

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### Has the technique of “sprinkling” been used in studying random matrices?

In 1982, while studying the component sizes of random subgraphs of a hypercube, Ajtai, Komlós, and Szemerédi introduced a technique that came to be known as sprinkling. In this technique, the edges of ...

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### Why only three classical matrix ensembles in RMT? (Newbie question)

I am just starting out on understanding random matrix theory from a background in applied mathematics. I have a very basic question about the Gaussian ensembles: why are there only three classical ...

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### Induced p-norm of a Random matrix

This question is related to my earlier question
here .
Given an $n\times n$ random matrix $A$, is determining the properties (mean, variance,moments,etc.) of its induced $p$-norm ($p\neq ...

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### Expectation of product of Gaussian random vectors

Say we have two multivariate Gaussian random vectors $p(x_1) = N(0,\Sigma_1), p(x_2) = N(0,\Sigma_2)$, is there a well known result for the expectation of their product $E[x_1x_2^T]$ (matrix result) ...

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### What are the origin and applications of this result?

In a course taught by Morris Eaton on multivariate statistics that dealt mostly with the Wishart distribution, I learned this proposition: Suppose
$$ M = \begin{bmatrix} A & B \\\\ B^T & C ...

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### Matrix integral identity

1) How to prove that $N\times N$ matrix integral over complex matrices $Z$
$$
\int d Z d Z^\dagger e^{-Tr Z Z^\dagger} \frac{x_1\det e^Z -x_2 \det ...

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### randomized SVD singular values

randomized SVD decomposes a matrix by extracting the first k singular values/vectors using k+p random projections.
my question concerns the singular values that are output from the algorithm. why ...

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### Smallest eigenvalue of a tricky random matrix

While experimenting with positive-definite functions, I was led to the following:
Let $n$ be a positive integer, and let $x_1,\ldots,x_n$ be sampled from a zero-mean, unit variance gaussian. Consider ...

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### Anti-concentration bound for permanents of Gaussian matrices?

In a recent paper with Alex Arkhipov on "The Computational Complexity of Linear Optics," we needed to assume a reasonable-sounding probabilistic conjecture: namely, that the permanent of a matrix of ...

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### Expected inverse determinant with independent rows

Let $a_1,a_2,\dots,a_n$ be independent identically distributed random vectors in $\mathbb R^n$. I need a bound for $E[|\det A|^{-1}]$, where $A$ is the matrix composed out of these vectors.
More ...

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### q-deformation of the unitary group integral

There is a well-known orthogonality property of $U(N)$ group characters
$$
\int d U \chi_{\mu}(U)\chi_\lambda(U^\dagger V)=\delta_{\mu\lambda}\frac{\chi_\mu(V)}{\dim_\mu}
$$
where the integral is ...

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### On the spectrum of random regular graph

For a random $d$-regular graph, where $d$ can be fixed or can grow slowly with the size of the graph $n$, what can we say about its spectrum - Do you believe it has simple spectrum?
Thank you,

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### Question about “wide” random matrices

Let $A \in \mathbb{R}^{m \times n}$ be a random matrix with i.i.d. entries (the distribution is not important), where $m < n$ (i.e. $A$ is a "wide" matrix). I would like a lower bound on
$$
...

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### Dependence of trace norm on matrix size for smooth vs. random matrices.

Problem
Consider two d x d complex matrices, R and S, whose entries lie in the unit disk:
$\quad |R_{i,j}|<1 \quad$ and $\quad |S_{i,j}|<1 $.
Say that R is constructed by randomly choosing ...