This paper presents two inexact composite gradient methods, one inner accelerated and another doubly accelerated, for solving a class of nonconvex spectral composite optimization problems. More specifically, the objective function for these problems is of the form f_1 + f_2 + h where f_1 and f_2 are differentiable nonconvex matrix functions with Lipschitz continuous gradients, h is a proper closed convex matrix function, and both f_2 and h can be expressed as functions that operate on the singular values of their inputs. The methods essentially use an accelerated composite gradient method to solve a sequence of proximal subproblems involving the linear approximation of f_1 and the singular value functions underlying f_2 and h. Unlike other composite gradient-based methods, the proposed methods take advantage of both the composite and spectral structure underlying the objective function in order to efficiently generate their solutions. Numerical experiments are presented to demonstrate the practicality of these methods on a set of real-world and randomly generated spectral optimization problems.

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