Barzilai-Borwein-like rules in proximal gradient schemes for ℓ1−regularized problems

We propose a novel steplength selection rule in proximal gradient methods for minimizing the sum of a differentiable function plus an ℓ1-norm penalty term. The proposed rule modifies one of the classical Barzilai-Borwein steplength, extending analogous results obtained in the context of gradient projection methods for constrained optimization. We analyze the spectral properties of the … Read more

Spectral properties of Barzilai-Borwein rules in solving singly linearly constrained optimization problems subject to lower and upper bounds

In 1988, Barzilai and Borwein published a pioneering paper which opened the way to inexpensively accelerate first-order methods. More in detail, in the framework of unconstrained optimization, Barzilai and Borwein developed two strategies to select the steplength in gradient descent methods with the aim of encoding some second-order information of the problem without computing and/or … Read more

Steplength selection in gradient projection methods for box-constrained quadratic programs

The role of the steplength selection strategies in gradient methods has been widely investigated in the last decades. Starting from the work of Barzilai and Borwein (1988), many efficient steplength rules have been designed, that contributed to make the gradient approaches an effective tool for the large-scale optimization problems arising in important real-world applications. Most … Read more