Accelerated first-order methods for a class of semidefinite programs

This paper introduces a new storage-optimal first-order method (FOM), CertSDP, for solving a special class of semidefinite programs (SDPs) to high accuracy. The class of SDPs that we consider, the exact QMP-like SDPs , is characterized by low-rank solutions, a priori knowledge of the restriction of the SDP solution to a small subspace, and standard … Read more

Limited-memory Common-directions Method for Large-scale Optimization: Convergence, Parallelization, and Distributed Optimization

In this paper, we present a limited-memory common-directions method for smooth optimization that interpolates between first- and second- order methods. At each iteration, a subspace of a limited dimension size is constructed using first-order information from previous iterations, and an ef- ficient Newton method is deployed to find an approximate minimizer within this subspace. With … Read more