Statistics of spectral properties of matrix-valued random variables.

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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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### Correspondence between eigenvalue distributions of random unitary and random orthogonal matrices

In the course of a physics problem (arXiv:1206.6687), I stumbled on a curious correspondence between the eigenvalue distributions of the matrix product $U\bar{U}$, with $U$ a random unitary matrix and ...

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### The Fourier Transform of taking Eigenvalues

The purpose of this question is to ask about the Fourier transform of the map which associate to an $n$ by $n$ matrix its $n$ eigenvalues, or some function of the $n$ eigenvalues. The main motivation ...

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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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### Quasi-classical limit of representation theory

I am looking for a good reference on a general phenomenon of quasi-classical limit in representation theory, which relates "large" representations to measures on (co-adjoint orbits of) the associated ...

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### What kind of random matrices have rapidly decaying singular values?

I've been told that in machine learning it's common to compute the singular value decomposition of matrices in order to throw out all information in the matrix except that corresponding to, say, 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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### What are the difficulties in proving almost-everywhere stability of Gaussian elimination?

It is well known that Gaussian elimination without pivoting is numerically unstable, and in practice Gaussian elimination is done with row pivoting (partial pivoting). A theorem of Wilkinson states ...

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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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### 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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### A formula for moments of the limit distribution of singular values in the proof of the circular law

One of the steps in the proof of the circular law in random matrix theory is obtaining the limiting spectral distribution for the matrix
$(\frac{1}{\sqrt{n}} X_n - zI)(\frac{1}{\sqrt{n}} X_n - ...

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### What is the reason the eigenvalues of GUE and CUE matrices tend locally to the same distribution?

It's well known in random matrix theory that locally the eigenvalues of a random matrix from the Gaussian unitary ensemble tend to a sine-kernel determinantal point process. Likewise, locally the ...

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### How fast can extreme eigenvalues of the average of random matrices converge to their expectation?

Suppose that $X_1,X_2,\ldots,X_m$ are $m$ independent $d\times d$ random matrices and let $\overline{X} = \frac{1}{m}\sum_{i=1}^m X_i$. One of the questions studied under the theory of random matrices ...

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### Eigenvalues of Random Regular Bipartite Graphs

I am looking for a way of getting a good estimate of the eigenvalues of random bipartite d-regular graphs. The literature has very precise values the proofs of which are very involved and since I am ...

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### Kasteleyn, Gessel-Viennot and eigenvalues

The Kasteleyn matrix (for counting perfect matchings) and the Lindström-Gessel-Viennot matrix (for counting families of nonintersecting lattice paths) are tightly related, as observed many times by ...

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### Behavior of eigenspaces of adjacency matrices of random graphs (not via perturbation theory)

For the sake of discussion, let us say that we have the adjacency matrix $A$ of a graph, on $n$ nodes, from a stochastic block model with 2 blocks. Another name for this (usually used in computer ...

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### Quasicompactness of transfer operators associated to IID matrix products

Let $P^1$ denote one-dimensional real projective space, and for each $A \in GL(2,\mathbb{R})$ let $\overline{A}$ denote the homeomorphism of $P^1$ induced by $A$. I am currently reading a paper which ...

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### Expected size of determinant of $AA^T$ for non-square random Toeplitz $A$

If $A$ is chosen uniformly at random over all possible $m$ by $n$ Toeplitz (0,1)-matrices, what is the expected size of the value of the determinant of $AA^T$? We can assume $m \leq n$ and all ...

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### Can the GUE be thought of as a uniform point in a high-dimensional polytope

I have thought about this question for a long time and could only find partial answers.
The Gaussian Unitary Ensemble (or GUE) is the eigenvalues of a random Hermitian matrix with complex Gaussian ...

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### An integral with respect to the Haar measure on a unitary group

Let $A,D\in \mathbb{C}^{n \times n}$ be diagonal matrices. I need to calculate
$$\int_{U(n)}\det{(A-HDH^\dagger)}\,\mathrm{d}H$$
where $dH$ is the unit invariant Haar measure on the group of unitary ...

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### Homogeneity degree one functions of a matrix argument

I am interested in homogeneity degree one (scalar-valued) functions of a matrix argument. The simplest setup is as follows. Let $X$ be a symmetric $3\times 3$ matrix with real entries. Let $f$ be a ...

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### How to generate a random (Weyl) curvature operator ?

Given a dimension $n$, the space of curvature operators is the space $S^2_B(\Lambda^2\mathbb{R}^n)$ of symmetric endomorphisms $R$ of $\Lambda^2\mathbb{R}^n$ which satisfy the first Bianchi identity :
...

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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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### Expected absolute value of the determinant of an $n$ by $n$ Toeplitz $(0,1)$ matrix

If $A$ is chosen uniformly over all $n$ by $n$ $(0,1)$-Toeplitz matrices, what is the expected absolute value of the determinant?
Alternatively, what if anything is known about the determinant of ...

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### Matroid rank decay

Consider a uniform vector matroid $M(0)=U_{m,n}$ of rank $m$ with $n$ points, $n>m>2$ (you can think of it as a set of $n$ points in general position in vector space $F^m$ for some large field ...

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### Eigenvalue Gap Probability Through Method of Moments

Let $M_n$ be drawn from $n\times n$ matrices under the Circular Orthogonal Ensemble (COE) distribution. Then the eigenvalues of $M_n$ all lie on the unit circle. Starting on the real line and going ...

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### Matrix where every subset of rows has maximal rank

I am looking for a class of matrices $M(n(m), m, k(m), \phi)$ with the following properties:
M is $n \times m$ where $n(m) > m$.
Every subset of rows of size $k$ has (maximal) rank $m$.
$n(m)$ ...

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### Concentration of functions of random unitary matrices

Suppose $U$ and $V$ are $n \times n$ random unitary matrices, chosen independently from the Haar measure. Is there any kind of concentration inequality which would be applicable to polynomials ...

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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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### 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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### Smallest Singular Value of a Random Matrix with Dependent Entries

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I am trying to bound from below the smallest singular value $\sigma_{n}$ of a sequence of symmetric $n$ by $n$ random matrices $M_{n}$ with dependant entries. In particular, I would like to ...

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### Exact growth rate of Longest Increasing Subsequence expectation

Let $S_n$ be the symmetric group, $\pi\in S_n$ a uniformly random permutation and $L_n:=L_n(\pi)$ denoting the length of the longest increasing subsequence (LIS). We know that ...

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### “Semiclassical approximation” in random matrix theory

I am reading Planar Diagrams by Brezin, Parisi, Itzykson and Zuber. If you specialize the discussion in section 5 there we seem to derive the eigenvalue distribution of $N \times N$ random Hermitian ...

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### Random matrices whose limit gives exact Wigner surmise

Let $M$ come from an ensemble of $N\times N$ matrices. The Wigner surmise is density function $p^W_0(s)=\frac{\pi}{2}se^{-\pi s^2/4}$. From a random matrix point of view, we can write ...

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### Stricter Notion of Crossing in a Partition

Let $k$ be an integer. Traditionally a partition $\pi=V_1\cup \dots \cup V_n$ of the set $[k]:=\{1,\dots, k\}$ is called crossing when there exist $a,c\in V_i$ and $b,d\in V_j\not= V_i$ such that ...

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### Finite Volume 1D Anderson Tight Binding Model

My question is about bounds on the number of eigenvalues in a microscopic interval for the random Schrodinger operator on $\mathbb{Z}_n$ for $n \in \mathbb{N}$. For my question, these are the ...

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### Random square submatrices of a Hadamard matrix

Question: For $N$ be a power of $2$, let $A$ be a random $d \times d$ submatrix of the $N \times N$ Hadamard matrix (the matrix of the Hadamard/Walsh-Fourier transform). What is the best known upper ...

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### Distributions of eigenvalues for matrix normal distribution: related references

I am interested in the distribution of the eigenvalues of matrices that are sampled from the matrix normal distribution.
I am sampling from $p(X \mid M,U,V)$ and let's assume that I know the ...

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### Packing symmetric matrices in spectral norm, and defining measures on symmetric matrices

I'm trying to upper bound the $\epsilon$-packing number of $\Theta=\{A\in\mathbb{S}^{d}:\; a\preceq A \preceq b\}$ (where $\mathbb{S}$ are symmetric $d\times d$ matrices) for some $a\leq b$ with ...

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### Error bound on matrix vector multiplication

I am multiplying a matrix $A$ with vector $p$. However, the matrix $A$ isn't accurate.
Some (a very small fraction) of the element's value is changed from $a_{i,j}$ to {0,$-a_{i,j}$, $2a_{i,j}$}. ...

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### Distribution of Inverse of a Random Matrix

Recently i got stuck into a problem and couldn't find its
satisfactory answer anywhere.
My question is simple. Suppose i have a fat random matrix (i,e $R$ has dimensions $k\times d$ where $k<d$) ...

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### Generalization of Lagrange inversion with “skewed” formal parameter

I am interested in obtaining an analog of the Lagrange inversion formula, starting from a generalization of the implicit equation. Ordinary Lagrange reversion, as I am familiar with it, starts with ...

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### Quantifying the amount of structure in a data set via random matrix theory

Given a data matrix, $M \in \mathbb{R}^{n \times p}$, I am interested in methods quantifying the amount of structure in present in $M$.
I've found a few approaches, but I would like to learn more ...

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### Orthogonality of Pfaffian polynomials in $SO(2m)$

I've been struggling here to invert some integral equation involving Pfaffians, and it would be very nice if you could shed some light on the problem.
Let's go to it. Let $V=\{-1,1\}^{m}$ and $S = ...

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### Expected operator norm of inverse Wishart matrix

Let $ W\sim W_p(n,I)$ be a white $p\times p$ Wishart matrix, and assume $n>p+1$, which ensures that $W$ is invertible almost surely. Let $\|W^{-1}\|_{\text{op}}$ be the operator norm (maximum ...

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### Modularity in a graph - definition of the random component

This question concerns the definition of modularity in a graph.
Consider a simple, undirected, unweighted graph $G$ with vertices in set $V$ and edges in set $E$ . Between any two vertices there is ...

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### Products of random permutations with fixed matrix

This question originates from an engineering problem, which I am solving. Any related references are highly appreciated.
Let $M_k(T)=\prod_{t=1}^T P_t S_k$ over some field (finite or reals), where ...

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### Projection of a ray onto a random polytope

Suppose $P$ is a polytope formed by $p$ (general) random planes in $\mathbb{R}^n$. We assume $p \asymp n$ and $P$ has a diameter $O(\sqrt{n})$. For any $x \in \mathbb{R}^n$, denote by ...

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### Optimization with random matrix

Consider $J$ a random matrix of size $n\times n$ with i.i.d. Gaussian entries $J_{ij} \sim \mathcal{N}(0,\sigma^2/n)$. Let $f(x)=tanh(x)$, and for $x\in\mathbb{R}^n$, $f(x)$ denotes the vector where ...

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### Bound the expectation of trace norm of random Hermitian matrix

Suppose $H_i$ are traceless $d\times d$ Hermitians, $X_i$ are Standard normal distribution for $1\leq i\leq d^2$.
We would like to bound the following expectation on the trace norm
...