New paper accepted

A new paper from the group has been accepted for publication

The paper “A Regularized Matrix Factorization Approach to Induce Structured Sparse-Low Rank Solutions in the EEG Inverse Problem” by Jair Montoya Martínez, Antonio Artés-Rodríguez, Massimiliano Pontil and Lars Kai Hansen has been accepted for publication by the EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing.

We consider the estimation of the Brain Electrical Sources (BES) matrix from noisy Electroencephalographic (EEG) measurements, commonly named as the EEG inverse problem. We propose a new method to induce neurophysiological meaningful solutions, which takes into account the smoothness, structured sparsity and low rank of the BES matrix. The method is based on the factorization of the BES matrix as a product of a sparse coding matrix and a dense latent source matrix. The structured sparse-low rank structure is enforced by minimizing a regularized functional that includes the l21-norm of the coding matrix and the squared Frobenius norm of the latent source matrix. We develop an alternating optimization algorithm to solve the resulting nonsmooth-nonconvex minimization problem. We analyze the convergence of the optimization procedure, and we compare, under different synthetic scenarios, the performance of our method respect to the Group Lasso and Trace Norm regularizers when they are applied directly to the target matrix.