A generalized block-iterative projection method for the common fixed point problem induced by cutters

The block-iterative projections (BIP) method of Aharoni and Censor [Block-iterative projection methods for parallel computation of solutions to convex feasibility problems, Linear Algebra and its Applications 120, (1989), 165-175] is an iterative process for finding asymptotically a point in the nonempty intersection of a family of closed convex subsets. It employs orthogonal projections onto the … Read more

Data-compatibility of algorithms

The data-compatibility approach to constrained optimization, proposed here, strives to a point that is “close enough” to the solution set and whose target function value is “close enough” to the constrained minimum value. These notions can replace analysis of asymptotic convergence to a solution point of infinite sequences generated by specific algorithms. We consider a … Read more

Algorithms and Convergence Results of Projection Methods for Inconsistent Feasibility Problems: A Review

The convex feasibility problem (CFP) is to find a feasible point in the intersection of finitely many convex and closed sets. If the intersection is empty then the CFP is inconsistent and a feasible point does not exist. However, algorithmic research of inconsistent CFPs exists and is mainly focused on two directions. One is oriented … Read more

Steered sequential projections for the inconsistent convex feasibility problem

We study a steered sequential gradient algorithm which minimizes the sum of convex functions by proceeding cyclically in the directions of the negative gradients of the functions and using steered step-sizes. This algorithm is applied to the convex feasibility problem by minimizing a proximity function which measures the sum of the Bregman distances to the … Read more