PhD Defense by Xin Xing

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    • Friday October 25, 2019
      1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Location: Skiles 311
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Summary Sentence: The proxy point method for rank-structured matrices

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Title: The proxy point method for rank-structured matrices


Name: Xin Xing


Time: Friday, October 25, 2019 - 13:30 


Location: Skiles 311


Committee members:

Prof. Edmond Chow (Advisor, School of CSE, Georgia Tech)

Prof. David Sherrill (School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Tech)

Prof. Jianlin Xia (Department of Mathematics, Purdue University)

Prof. Yuanzhe Xi (Department of Mathematics, Emory University)

Prof. Haomin Zhou (School of Mathematics, Georgia Tech)



Rank-structured matrix representations, e.g., H2 and HSS, are commonly used to reduce computation and storage cost for dense matrices defined by interactions between many bodies. The main bottleneck for their applications is the expensive computation required to represent a matrix in a rank-structured matrix format which involves compressing specific matrix blocks into low-rank form.
We focus on the study and application of a class of hybrid analytic-algebraic compression methods, called the proxy point method. We address several critical problems concerning this underutilized method which limit its applicability. A general form of the method is proposed, paving the way for its wider application in the construction of different rank-structured matrices with kernel functions that are more general than those usually used. Further, we extend the applicability of the proxy point method to compress matrices defined by electron repulsion integrals, which accelerates one of the main computational steps in quantum chemistry. 

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