Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Professor of Signal Processing



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BibTex format

author = {Kisil, I and Calvi, GG and Scalzo, Dees B and Mandic, DP},
booktitle = {Studies in Computational Intelligence},
doi = {10.1007/978-3-030-43883-8_4},
pages = {69--97},
title = {Tensor Decompositions and Practical Applications: A Hands-on Tutorial},
url = {},
year = {2020}

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AB - © 2020, The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG. The exponentially increasing availability of big and streaming data comes as a direct consequence of the rapid development and widespread use of multi-sensor technology. The quest to make sense of such large volume and variety of that has both highlighted the limitations of standard flat-view matrix models and the necessity to move toward more versatile data analysis tools. One such model which is naturally suited for data of large volume, variety and veracity are multi-way arrays or tensors. The associated tensor decompositions have been recognised as a viable way to break the “Curse of Dimensionality”, an exponential increase in data volume with the tensor order. Owing to a scalable way in which they deal with multi-way data and their ability to exploit inherent deep data structures when performing feature extraction, tensor decompositions have found application in a wide range of disciplines, from very theoretical ones, such as scientific computing and physics, to the more practical aspects of signal processing and machine learning. It is therefore both timely and important for a wider Data Analytics community to become acquainted with the fundamentals of such techniques. Thus, our aim is not only to provide a necessary theoretical background for multi-linear analysis but also to equip researches and interested readers with an easy to read and understand practical examples in form of a Python code snippets.
AU - Kisil,I
AU - Calvi,GG
AU - Scalzo,Dees B
AU - Mandic,DP
DO - 10.1007/978-3-030-43883-8_4
EP - 97
PY - 2020///
SP - 69
TI - Tensor Decompositions and Practical Applications: A Hands-on Tutorial
T1 - Studies in Computational Intelligence
UR -
ER -