Spectral estimation from simulations via sketching

ZS Huang and S Becker, JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS, 447, 110686 (2021).

DOI: 10.1016/j.jcp.2021.110686

Sketching is a stochastic dimension reduction method that preserves geometric structures of data and has applications in high-dimensional regression, low rank approximation and graph sparsification. In this work, we show that sketching can be used to compress simulation data and still accurately estimate time autocorrelation and power spectral density. For a given compression ratio, the accuracy is much higher than using previously known methods. In addition to providing theoretical guarantees, we apply sketching to a molecular dynamics simulation of methanol and find that the estimate of spectral density is 90% accurate using only 10% of the data. (C) 2021 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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