Optimal Newton-type methods for nonconvex smooth optimization problems

We consider a general class of second-order iterations for unconstrained optimization that includes regularization and trust-region variants of Newton’s method. For each method in this class, we exhibit a smooth, bounded-below objective function, whose gradient is globally Lipschitz continuous within an open convex set containing any iterates encountered and whose Hessian is $\alpha-$Holder continuous (for … Read more

Cubic regularization of Newton’s method for convex problems with constraints

In this paper we derive the efficiency estimates of the regularized Newton’s method as applied to constrained convex minimization problems and to variational inequalities. We study a one-step Newton’s method and its multistep accelerated version, which converges on smooth convex problems as $O({1 \over k^3})$, where $k$ is the iteration counter. We derive also the … Read more