This paper studies the convergence of the adaptively iterative thresholding (AIT) algorithm for compressed sensing. We first introduce a generalized restricted isometry property (gRIP). Then, we prove that the AIT algorithm converges to the original
sparse solution at a linear rate under a certain gRIP condition in the noise free case. While in the noisy case, its convergence rate is also linear until attaining a certain error bound. Moreover, as by-products, we also provide some sufficient conditions for the convergence of the AIT algorithm based on the two well-known properties, i.e., the coherence property and the restricted isometry property (RIP), respectively. It should be pointed out that such two properties are special cases of gRIP. The solid improvements on the theoretical results are demonstrated and compared with the known results. Finally, we provide a series of simulations to verify the correctness of the theoretical assertions as well as the effectiveness of the AIT algorithm.
The nuclear norm is widely used to induce low-rank solutions for many optimization problems with matrix variables. Recently, it has been shown that the augmented Lagrangian method (ALM) and the alternating direction method (ADM) are very efficient for many convex programming problems arising from various applications, provided that the resulting subproblems are sufficiently simple to have closed-form solutions. In this paper, we are interested in the application of the ALM and the ADM for some nuclear norm involved minimization problems. When the resulting subproblems do not have closed-form solutions, we propose to linearize these subproblems such that closed-form solutions of these linearized subproblems can be easily derived. Global convergence results of these linearized ALM and ADM are established under standard assumptions. Finally, we verify the effectiveness and efficiency of these new methods by some numerical experiments.