Unbalanced Optimal Transport: Convex Relaxation and Dynamic Perspectives


I will try to present an overview of some results of unbalanced optimal transport for positive measures with different total masses, showing the crucial role of the so-called cone representation and of the corresponding homogeneous marginals. The cone perspective naturally arises in the convex-relaxation approach to optimal transport; in the more specific case of the Hellinger-Kantorovich (aka Fisher-Rao) metric, it provides a natural tool for representing solutions of the dual dynamical formulation via Hamilton-Jacobi equations, and it is very useful for studying the geodesic convexity of entropy type functionals. (In collaboration with M. Liero, A. Mielke, G. Sodini)

2023, Nov 30 10:00 AM -0700
KI Seminar
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