A spectral PALM algorithm for matrix and tensor-train based Dictionary Learning

Dictionary Learning (DL) is one of the leading sparsity promoting techniques in the context of image classification, where the “dictionary” matrix D of images and the sparse matrix X are determined so as to represent a redundant image dataset. The resulting constrained optimization problem is nonconvex and non-smooth, providing several computational challenges for its solution. … Read more

Error estimates for iterative algorithms for minimizing regularized quadratic subproblems

We derive bounds for the objective errors and gradient residuals when finding approximations to the solution of common regularized quadratic optimization problems within evolving Krylov spaces. These provide upper bounds on the number of iterations required to achieve a given stated accuracy. We illustrate the quality of our bounds on given test examples. Citation Technical … Read more

Stability and accuracy of Inexact Interior Point methods for convex quadratic programming

We consider primal-dual IP methods where the linear system arising at each iteration is formulated in the reduced (augmented) form and solved approximately. Focusing on the iterates close to a solution, we analyze the accuracy of the so-called inexact step, i.e., the step that solves the unreduced system, when combining the effects of both different … Read more

Preconditioning PDE-constrained optimization with L^1-sparsity and control constraints

PDE-constrained optimization aims at finding optimal setups for partial differential equations so that relevant quantities are minimized. Including sparsity promoting terms in the formulation of such problems results in more practically relevant computed controls but adds more challenges to the numerical solution of these problems. The needed L^1-terms as well as additional inclusion of box … Read more

Preconditioning of Active-Set Newton Methods for PDE-constrained Optimal Control Problems

We address the problem of preconditioning a sequence of saddle point linear systems arising in the solution of PDE-constrained optimal control problems via active-set Newton methods, with control and (regularized) state constraints. We present two new preconditioners based on a full block matrix factorization of the Schur complement of the Jacobian matrices, where the active-set … Read more

A comparison of reduced and unreduced KKT systems arising from Interior Point methods

We address the iterative solution of symmetric KKT systems arising in the solution of convex quadratic programming problems. Two strictly related and well established formulations for such systems are studied with particular emphasis on the effect of preconditioning strategies on their relation. Constraint and augmented preconditioners are considered, and the choice of the augmentation Matrix … Read more

Spectral estimates for unreduced symmetric KKT systems arising from Interior Point methods

We consider symmetrized KKT systems arising in the solution of convex quadratic programming problems in standard form by Interior Point methods. Their coefficient matrices usually have 3×3 block structure and, under suitable conditions on both the quadratic programming problem and the solution, they are nonsingular in the limit. We present new spectral estimates for these … Read more