On the Computation of Restricted Normal Cones

Restricted normal cones are of interest, for instance, in the theory of local error bounds, where they have recently been used to characterize the exis- tence of a constrained Lipschitzian error bound. In this paper, we establish rela- tions between two concepts for restricted normals. The first of these concepts was introduced in the late … Read more

RSG: Beating Subgradient Method without Smoothness and Strong Convexity

In this paper, we study the efficiency of a {\bf R}estarted {\bf S}ub{\bf G}radient (RSG) method that periodically restarts the standard subgradient method (SG). We show that, when applied to a broad class of convex optimization problems, RSG method can find an $\epsilon$-optimal solution with a low complexity than SG method. In particular, we first … Read more