On the Direct Extension of ADMM for Multi-block Separable Convex Programming and Beyond: From Variational Inequality Perspective

When the alternating direction method of multipliers (ADMM) is extended directly to a multi-block separable convex minimization model whose objective function is in form of more than two functions without coupled variables, it was recently shown that the convergence is not guaranteed. This fact urges to develop efficient algorithms that can preserve completely the numerical … Read more

A Randomized Cutting Plane Method with Probabilistic Geometric Convergence

We propose a randomized method for general convex optimization problems; namely, the minimization of a linear function over a convex body. The idea is to generate N random points inside the body, choose the best one and cut the part of the body defined by the linear constraint. We first analyze the convergence properties of … Read more