Chordal Decomposition for Spectral Coarsening
Technical Papers Q&A
TimeSaturday, 12 December 202013:20 - 13:25 SGT
LocationZoom Room 4
DescriptionWe introduce a novel solver to significantly reduce the size of a geometric operator while preserving its spectral properties at the lowest frequencies. We use chordal decomposition to formulate a convex optimization problem which allows the user to control the operator sparsity pattern. This allows for a trade-off between the spectral accuracy of the operator and the cost of its application. We efficiently minimize the energy with a change of variables and achieve state-of-the-art results on spectral coarsening. Our solver further enables novel applications including volume-to-surface approximation and detaching the operator from the mesh, i.e., one can produce a mesh tailor-made for visualization and optimize an operator separately for computation.