Limits of eventual families of sets with application to algorithms for the common fixed point problem

We present an abstract framework for asymptotic analysis of convergence based on the notions of eventual families of sets that we define. A family of subsets of a given set is called here an “eventual family” if it is upper hereditary with respect to inclusion. We define accumulation points of eventual families in a Hausdorff … Read more

Dynamic string-averaging CQ-methods for the split feasibility problem with percentage violation constraints arising in radiation therapy treatment planning

We study a feasibility-seeking problem with percentage violation constraints. These are additional constraints, that are appended to an existing family of constraints, which single out certain subsets of the existing constraints and declare that up to a specified fraction of the number of constraints in each subset is allowed to be violated by up to … 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

On the String Averaging Method for Sparse Common Fixed Points Problems

We study the common fixed points problem for the class of directed operators. This class is important because many commonly used nonlinear operators in convex optimization belong to it. We propose a definition of sparseness of a family of operators and investigate a string-averaging algorithmic scheme that favorably handles the common fixed points problem when … Read more

Best approximation to common fixed points of a semigroup of nonexpansive operators

We study a sequential algorithm for finding the projection of a given point onto the common fixed points set of a semigroup of nonexpansive operators in Hilbert space. The convergence of such an algorithm was previously established only for finitely many nonexpansive operators. Algorithms of this kind have been applied to the best approximation and … Read more