Online Convex Optimization Perspective for Learning from Dynamically Revealed Preferences

We study the problem of online learning (OL) from revealed preferences: a learner wishes to learn an agent’s private utility function through observing the agent’s utility-maximizing actions in a changing environment. We adopt an online inverse optimization setup, where the learner observes a stream of agent’s actions in an online fashion and the learning performance … Read more

Exploiting Problem Structure in Optimization under Uncertainty via Online Convex Optimization

In this paper, we consider two paradigms that are developed to account for uncertainty in optimization models: robust optimization (RO) and joint estimation-optimization (JEO). We examine recent developments on efficient and scalable iterative first-order methods for these problems, and show that these iterative methods can be viewed through the lens of online convex optimization (OCO). … Read more

Online First-Order Framework for Robust Convex Optimization

Robust optimization (RO) has emerged as one of the leading paradigms to efficiently model parameter uncertainty. The recent connections between RO and problems in statistics and machine learning domains demand for solving RO problems in ever more larger scale. However, the traditional approaches for solving RO formulations based on building and solving robust counterparts or … Read more

Optimal Distributed Online Prediction using Mini-Batches

Online prediction methods are typically presented as serial algorithms running on a single processor. However, in the age of web-scale prediction problems, it is increasingly common to encounter situations where a single processor cannot keep up with the high rate at which inputs arrive. In this work we present the distributed mini-batch algorithm, a method … Read more