Self-concordant Smoothing for Large-Scale Convex Composite Optimization

\(\) We introduce a notion of self-concordant smoothing for minimizing the sum of two convex functions, one of which is smooth and the other may be nonsmooth. The key highlight of our approach is in a natural property of the resulting problem’s structure which provides us with a variable-metric selection method and a step-length selection … Read more

Epi-convergent Smoothing with Applications to Convex Composite Functions

Smoothing methods have become part of the standard tool set for the study and solution of nondifferentiable and constrained optimization problems as well as a range of other variational and equilibrium problems. In this note we synthesize and extend recent results due to Beck and Teboulle on infimal convolution smoothing for convex functions with those … Read more