pyDNTNK is a software package for applying non-negative Hierarchical Tensor decompositions such as Tensor train and Hierarchical Tucker decompositons in a distributed fashion to large datasets. It is built on top of pyDNMFk. Tensor train (TT) and Hierarchical Tucker(HT) are state-of-the-art tensor network introduced for factorization of high-dimensional tensors. These methods transform the initial high-dimensional tensor in a network of low dimensional tensors that requires only a linear storage. Many real-world data,such as, density, temperature, population, probability, etc., are non-negative and for an easy interpretation, the algorithms preserving non-negativity are preferred. Here, we introduce the distributed non-negative Hierarchical tensor decomposition tools and demonstrate their scalability and the compression on synthetic and real world big datasets. pyDNTNK is developed as part of the R&D 100 award wining SmartTensors project.


  author = {Manish Bhattarai,Ben Nebgen,Erik Skau,Maksim Eren,Gopinath Chennupati,Raviteja Vangara,Hristo Djidjev,John Patchett,Jim Ahrens,Boian ALexandrov},
  title = {pyDNTNK: Python Distributed Non Negative Matrix Factorization},
  year = {2021},
  publisher = {GitHub},
  journal = {GitHub repository},
  doi = {10.5281/zenodo.4722448},
  howpublished = {\url{}}

  title={Distributed Non-Negative Tensor Train Decomposition},
  author={Bhattarai, Manish and Chennupati, Gopinath and Skau, Erik and Vangara, Raviteja and Djidjev, Hristo and Alexandrov, Boian S},
  booktitle={2020 IEEE High Performance Extreme Computing Conference (HPEC)},

@inproceedings {s.20211055,
  booktitle = {EuroVis 2021 - Short Papers},
  editor = {Agus, Marco and Garth, Christoph and Kerren, Andreas},
  title = {{Selection of Optimal Salient Time Steps by Non-negative Tucker Tensor Decomposition}},
  author = {Pulido, Jesus and Patchett, John and Bhattarai, Manish and Alexandrov, Boian and Ahrens, James},
  year = {2021},
  publisher = {The Eurographics Association},
  ISBN = {978-3-03868-143-4},
  DOI = {10.2312/evs.20211055}
Maksim E. Eren
Maksim E. Eren
Computer Science Student

My research interests lie at the intersection of the machine learning and cybersecurity disciplines, with a concentration in tensor decomposition.