We give a novel proof of the $O(1/k)$ and $O(1/k^2)$ convergence rates of the proximal gradient and accelerated proximal gradient methods for composite convex minimization. The crux of the new proof is an upper bound constructed via the convex conjugate of the objective function. Citation Technical Report, Carnegie Mellon University, January 2018. Article Download View … Read more
This paper gives a unified and succinct approach to the $O(1/\sqrt{k}), O(1/k),$ and $O(1/k^2)$ convergence rates of the subgradient, gradient, and accelerated gradient methods for unconstrained convex minimization. In the three cases the proof of convergence follows from a generic bound defined by the convex conjugate of the objective function. Citation Working Paper, Carnegie Mellon … Read more