Statistics of spectral properties of matrix-valued random variables.

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### The probability for a symmetric matrix to be positive definite

Let me give a reasonable model for the question in the title. In ${\rm Sym}_n({\mathbb R})$, the positive definite matrices form a convex cone $S_n^+$. The probability I have in mind is the ratio ...

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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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### Expected determinant of a random NxN matrix.

What is the expected value of the determinant over the uniform distribution of all possible 1-0 NxN matrices? What does this expected value tend to as the matrix size N approaches infinity?

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### A conjecture about the entropy of matrix vector products

Consider a random $m$ by $n$ partial circulant matrix $M$ whose entries are chosen independently and uniformly from $\{0,1\}$ and let $m < n$. Now consider a random $n$ dimensional vector $v$ ...

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### Probability that a random distance function is metric

Take a random $n \times n$ nonnegative symmetric matrix $D$ with zero diagonal. What is the probability that it is an abstract distance matrix, i.e. satisfies $D_{xy}+D_{yz} \geq D_{xz}$ for all index ...

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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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### Probability of random (0,1) Toeplitz matrix being invertible

A Toeplitz matrix or diagonal-constant matrix is a matrix in which each descending diagonal from left to right is constant.
What is the probability that a random $n \times n$ binary Toeplitz ...

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### Distribution of the Gram matrix

Let $\mathbf{X}$ be an $m\times k$ random matrix ($m>k$) of rank $k$, having the density function $f_\mathbf{X}(X)$. What is the distribution of $\mathbf{Y}=\mathbf{XX}^T$? Basically my question is ...

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### Characterizations of the GOE/GUE family of distributions

This question is somewhat related to this one. Loosely speaking, when should I expect a GOE/GUE distribution? The angle of my approach to this is not through statements such as "there is a natural ...

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### Random matrix determinant problem

Suppose we have a a set of random matrices in the complex field of the form $a_iv_iv_i^H$ for $i=\{1,\dots,n\}$ where $a_i$ are constant positive real scalars and $v_i$ are random complex valued ...

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### Determining the asymptotic behavior of some function of random matrix

Consider a series of random matrices $X_n\in\mathbb{R}^{n\times m}$ consisting of i.i.d. entries, each with zero mean and variance $1/m$, and let $a_n,b_n\in\mathbb{R}^{n\times1}$ be two deterministic ...

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### Bounding Random Quadratic Gauss sums

I'm interested in seeing whether the following is true. Assume $u$ is uniform on $[0,1]$ and $|\epsilon_k|=1$ for all $k=1,2,\ldots,n$. We have
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### Null space of random $(0,1)$ binary matrix [closed]

What can be said about the null space of random $(0,1)$ rectangular binary matrices? In particular, I am interested in the probability that there is any non-zero vector with only integer coordinates ...

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### expected matrix inverse of circulant plus diagonal matrix with chi-square variables

Let $R$ be a semi-definite $N\times N$ circulant Toeplitz matrix and let $N\to \infty$.
Let $D$ be an $N\times N$ diagonal matrix where the elements on the main diagonal are independent chi-square ...