Book Chapter

Reflection methods for inverse problems with applications to protein conformation determination

JM Borwein, MK Tam

Forum for Interdisciplinary Mathematics | Springer | Published : 2017


The Douglas–Rachford reflection method is a general-purpose algorithm useful for solving the feasibility problem of finding a point in the intersection of finitely many sets. In this chapter, we demonstrate that applied to a specific problem, the method can benefit from heuristics specific to said problem which exploit its special structure. In particular, we focus on the problem of protein conformation determination formulated within the framework of matrix completion, as was considered in a recent paper of the present authors.

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