A decoupled first/second-order steps technique for nonconvex nonlinear unconstrained optimization with improved complexity bounds

In order to be provably convergent towards a second-order stationary point, optimization methods applied to nonconvex problems must necessarily exploit both first and second-order information. However, as revealed by recent complexity analyzes of some of these methods, the overall effort to reach second-order points is significantly larger when compared to the one of approaching first-order … Read more