For extracting a signal from noisy data, waveshrink and basis pursuit are p
owerful tools both from an empirical and asymptotic point of view. They are
especially efficient at estimating spatially inhomogeneous signals when th
e noise is Gaussian, Their performance is altered when the noise has a long
tail distribution, for instance, when outliers are present.
We propose a robust wavelet-based estimator using a robust loss function. T
his entails solving a nontrivial optimization problem and appropriately cho
osing the smoothing and robustness parameters, We illustrate the advantage
of the robust wavelet denoising procedure on simulated and real data.