A Hessian inversion-free exact second order method for distributed consensus optimization

We consider a standard distributed consensus optimization problem where a set of agents connected over an undirected network minimize the sum of their individual (local) strongly convex costs. Alternating Direction Method of Multipliers (ADMM) and Proximal Method of Multipliers (PMM) have been proved to be effective frameworks for design of exact distributed second order methods … Read more

Subsampled Inexact Newton methods for minimizing large sums of convex functions

This paper deals with the minimization of large sum of convex functions by Inexact Newton (IN) methods employing subsampled Hessian approximations. The Conjugate Gradient method is used to compute the inexact Newton step and global convergence is enforced by a nonmonotone line search procedure. The aim is to obtain methods with affordable costs and fast … Read more

A Flexible Iterative Solver for Nonconvex, Equality-Constrained Quadratic Subproblems

We present an iterative primal-dual solver for nonconvex equality-constrained quadratic optimization subproblems. The solver constructs the primal and dual trial steps from the subspace generated by the generalized Arnoldi procedure used in flexible GMRES (FGMRES). This permits the use of a wide range of preconditioners for the primal-dual system. In contrast with FGMRES, the proposed … Read more