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Activity Number: 215 - Contributed Poster Presentations: Section on Statistical Learning and Data Science
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 4, 2020 : 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Sponsor: Section on Statistical Learning and Data Science
Abstract #312279
Title: Tensor Clustering with Planted Structures: Statistical Optimality and Computational Limits
Author(s): Yuetian Luo* and Anru Zhang
Companies: University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Wisconsin-Madison
Keywords: Average-case complexity; high-order clustering; hypergraphic planted clique; hypergraphic planted dense subgraph; statistical-computational phase transition; Tensor

We study the statistical and computational limits of high-order clustering with planted structures. We focus on two clustering models, constant high-order clustering (CHC) and rank-one higher-order clustering (ROHC), and study the methods and theories for testing whether a cluster exists (detection) and identifying the support of cluster (recovery). Specifically, we identify sharp boundaries of signal-to-noise ratio for which CHC and ROHC detection/recovery are statistically possible. We also develop tight computational thresholds: when the signal-to-noise ratio is below these thresholds, we prove that polynomial-time algorithms can not solve these problems under the computational hardness conjectures of hypergraphic planted clique (HPC) detection and hypergraphic planted dense subgraph (HPDS) recovery. We also propose polynomial-time tensor algorithms that achieve reliable detection and recovery when the signal-to-noise ratio is above these thresholds. The interplay between sparsity and tensor structure results in dramatic differences between high-order tensor clustering and matrix clustering in literature in aspects of phase transition diagrams, algorithms and proof techniques.

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