Only one bit of a beardless boy spoke, and he said: 'you think, Bradley, Methodism might make his Majesty a better king?
"A Song of a Single Note" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
The method is applied to give simple solutions to diﬃcult questions in low rank matrix estimation, blockmodels, distance matrix completion, latent space models, positive deﬁnite matrix completion, problems related to graph limits, and generalized Bradley-Terry models for pairwise comparison.
Matrix estimation by Universal Singular Value Thresholding
Their optimization method involved computing a grid of models near a ﬁrst guess determined from general scaling arguments and analytical relations developed by Kawaler (1990), Kawaler & Weiss (1990), Brassard et al. (1992), and Bradley, Winget & Wood (1993).