## Inexact Variable Metric Stochastic Block-Coordinate Descent for Regularized Optimization

Block-coordinate descent (BCD) is a popular framework for large-scale regularized optimization problems with block-separable structure. Existing methods have several limitations. They often assume that subproblems can be solved exactly at each iteration, which in practical terms usually restricts the quadratic term in the subproblem to be diagonal, thus losing most of the benefits of higher-order … Read more