Section: New Results
Learning Sparse Penalties for Change-point Detection using Max Margin Interval Regression
Participants : Toby Hocking, Guillem Rigaill, Jean-Philippe Vert, Francis Bach [correspondent] .
In segmentation models, the number of change-points is typically chosen using a penalized cost function. In  we propose to learn the penalty and its constants in databases of signals with weak change-point annotations. We propose a convex relaxation for the resulting interval regression problem, and solve it using accelerated proximal gradient methods. We show that this method achieves state-of-the-art change-point detection in a database of annotated DNA copy number profiles from neuroblastoma tumors.