A single cut proximal bundle method for stochastic convex composite optimization

In this paper, we consider optimization problems where the objective is the sum of a function given by an expectation and a Lipschitz continuous convex function. For such problems, we pro- pose a Stochastic Composite Proximal Bundle (SCPB) method with optimal complexity. The method does not require estimation of parameters involved in the assumptions on … Read more

A unified analysis of a class of proximal bundle methods for solving hybrid convex composite optimization problems

This paper presents a proximal bundle (PB) framework based on a generic bundle update scheme for solving the hybrid convex composite optimization (HCCO) problem and establishes a common iteration-complexity bound for any variant belonging to it. As a consequence, iteration-complexity bounds for three PB variants based on different bundle update schemes are obtained in the … Read more

Average Curvature FISTA for Nonconvex Smooth Composite Optimization Problems

A previous authors’ paper introduces an accelerated composite gradient (ACG) variant, namely AC-ACG, for solving nonconvex smooth composite optimization (N-SCO) problems. In contrast to other ACG variants, AC-ACG estimates the local upper curvature of the N-SCO problem by using the average of the observed upper-Lipschitz curvatures obtained during the previous iterations, and uses this estimation … Read more

A proximal bundle variant with optimal iteration-complexity for a large range of prox stepsizes

This paper presents a proximal bundle variant, namely, the relaxed proximal bundle (RPB) method, for solving convex nonsmooth composite optimization problems. Like other proximal bundle variants, RPB solves a sequence of prox bundle subproblems whose objective functions are regularized composite cutting-plane models. Moreover, RPB uses a novel condition to decide whether to perform a serious … Read more

An Average Curvature Accelerated Composite Gradient Method for Nonconvex Smooth Composite Optimization Problems

This paper presents an accelerated composite gradient (ACG) variant, referred to as the AC-ACG method, for solving nonconvex smooth composite minimization problems. As opposed to well-known ACG variants that are either based on a known Lipschitz gradient constant or a sequence of maximum observed curvatures, the current one is based on a sequence of average … Read more

A FISTA-type accelerated gradient algorithm for solving smooth nonconvex composite optimization problems

In this paper, we describe and establish iteration-complexity of two accelerated composite gradient (ACG) variants to solve a smooth nonconvex composite optimization problem whose objective function is the sum of a nonconvex differentiable function f with a Lipschitz continuous gradient and a simple nonsmooth closed convex function h. When f is convex, the first ACG … Read more

A Doubly Accelerated Inexact Proximal Point Method for Nonconvex Composite Optimization Problems

This paper describes and establishes the iteration-complexity of a doubly accelerated inexact proximal point (D-AIPP) method for solving the nonconvex composite minimization problem whose objective function is of the form f+h where f is a (possibly nonconvex) differentiable function whose gradient is Lipschitz continuous and h is a closed convex function with bounded domain. D-AIPP … Read more