An inexact block-decomposition method for extra large-scale conic semidefinite programming

In this paper, we present an inexact block-decomposition (BD) first-order method for solving standard form conic semidefinite programming (SDP) which avoids computations of exact projections onto the manifold defined by the affine constraints and, as a result, is able to handle extra large SDP instances. The method is based on a two-block reformulation of the … Read more

A first-order block-decomposition method for solving two-easy-block structured semidefinite programs

In this paper, we consider a first-order block-decomposition method for minimizing the sum of a convex differentiable function with Lipschitz continuous gradient, and two other proper closed convex (possibly, nonsmooth) functions with easily computable resolvents. The method presented contains two important ingredients from a computational point of view, namely: an adaptive choice of stepsize for … Read more

Implementation of a block-decomposition algorithm for solving large-scale conic semidefinite programming problems

In this paper, we consider block-decomposition first-order methods for solving large-scale conic semidefinite programming problems. Several ingredients are introduced to speed-up the method in its pure form such as: an aggressive choice of stepsize for performing the extragradient step; use of scaled inner products in the primal and dual spaces; dynamic update of the scaled … Read more

An Accelerated Hybrid Proximal Extragradient Method for Convex Optimization and its Implications to Second-Order Methods

This paper presents an accelerated variant of the hybrid proximal extragradient (HPE) method for convex optimization, referred to as the accelerated HPE (A-HPE) method. Iteration-complexity results are established for the A-HPE method, as well as a special version of it, where a large stepsize condition is imposed. Two specific implementations of the A-HPE method are … Read more

Iteration-Complexity of a Newton Proximal Extragradient Method for Monotone Variational Inequalities and Inclusion Problems

In a recent paper by Monteiro and Svaiter, a hybrid proximal extragradient framework has been used to study the iteration-complexity of a first-order (or, in the context of optimization, second-order) method for solving monotone nonlinear equations. The purpose of this paper is to extend this analysis to study a prox-type first-order method for monotone smooth … Read more

On the complexity of the hybrid proximal extragradient method for the iterates and the ergodic mean

In this paper we analyze the iteration-complexity of the hybrid proximal extragradient (HPE) method for finding a zero of a maximal monotone operator recently proposed by Solodov and Svaiter. One of the key points of our analysis is the use of new termination criteria based on the $\varepsilon$-enlargement of a maximal monotone operator. The advantage … Read more