Convergence to a second-order critical point of composite nonsmooth problems by a trust region method

An algorithm for finding a first-order and second-order critical point of composite nonsmooth problems is proposed in this paper. For smooth problems, algorithms for searching such a point usually utilize the so called negative-curvature directions. In this paper, the method recently proposed for nonlinear semidefinite problems by the current author is extended for solving general … Read more

A Dwindling Filter Line Search Method for Unconstrained Optimization

In this paper, we propose a new dwindling multidimensional filter second-order line search method for solving large-scale unconstrained optimization problems. Usually, the multidimensional filter is constructed with a fixed envelope, which is a strict condition for the gradient vectors. A dwindling multidimensional filter technique, which is a modification and improvement of the original multidimensional filter, … Read more

A practical method for solving large-scale TRS

We present a nearly-exact method for the large scale trust region subproblem (TRS) based on the properties of the minimal-memory BFGS method. Our study in concentrated in the case where the initial BFGS matrix can be any scaled identity matrix. The proposed method is a variant of the Mor\'{e}-Sorensen method that exploits the eigenstructure of … Read more