Concentration inequalities for random tensors
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Concentration inequalities for random tensors

  • Author(s): Vershynin, Roman
  • et al.

We show how to extend several basic concentration inequalities for simple random tensors $X = x_1 \otimes \cdots \otimes x_d$ where all $x_k$ are independent random vectors in $\mathbb{R}^n$ with independent coefficients. The new results have optimal dependence on the dimension $n$ and the degree $d$. As an application, we show that random tensors are well conditioned: $(1-o(1)) n^d$ independent copies of the simple random tensor $X \in \mathbb{R}^{n^d}$ are far from being linearly dependent with high probability. We prove this fact for any degree $d = o(\sqrt{n/\log n})$ and conjecture that it is true for any $d = O(n)$.

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