Josef A. Sifuentes

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This thesis develops ways of localizing the Ritz values of non-Hermitian matrices. The restarted Arnoldi method with exact shifts, useful for determining a few desired eigenvalues of a matrix, employs Ritz values to refine eigenvalue estimates. In the Hermitian case, using selected Ritz values produces convergence due to interlacing. No generalization of(More)
The Progressive GMRES algorithm, introduced by Beckermann and Reichel in 2008, is a residual-minimizing short-recurrence Krylov subspace method for solving a linear system in which the coefficient matrix has a low-rank skew-Hermitian part. We analyze this algorithm, observing a critical instability that makes the method unsuitable for some problems. To work(More)
How does GMRES convergence change when the coefficient matrix is perturbed? Using spectral perturbation theory and resolvent estimates, we develop simple, general bounds that quantify the lag in convergence such a perturbation can induce. This analysis is particularly relevant to preconditioned systems, where an ideal preconditioner is only approximately(More)
How does GMRES convergence change when the coefficient matrix is perturbed? Using spectral perturbation theory and resolvent estimates, we develop simple, general bounds that quantify the lag in convergence such a perturbation can induce. This analysis is particularly relevant to preconditioned systems, where an ideal preconditioner is only approximately(More)
The Progressive GMRES algorithm, introduced by Beckermann and Reichel in 2008, is a residual-minimizing short-recurrence Krylov subspace method for solving a linear system in which the coefficient matrix has a low-rank skew-Hermitian part. We analyze this algorithm, observing a critical instability that makes the method unsuitable for some problems. To work(More)
This report discusses the size and shape comparison of objects represented by two sets of three dimensional data. We examine geometric invariants such as pairwise distances, distances from the centroid, and the volumes of the tetrahedrons. We examine rigid motion estimation using Procrustes analysis, the iterative closest point algorithm, and various uses(More)
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