Primal-dual extrapolation methods for monotone inclusions under local Lipschitz continuity with applications to variational inequality, conic constrained saddle point, and convex conic optimization problems

In this paper we consider a class of structured monotone inclusion (MI) problems that consist of finding a zero in the sum of two monotone operators, in which one is maximal monotone while another is locally Lipschitz continuous. In particular, we first propose a primal-dual extrapolation (PDE) method for solving a structured strongly MI problem … Read more

Efficiently Escaping Saddle Points in Bilevel Optimization

Bilevel optimization is one of the fundamental problems in machine learning and optimization. Recent theoretical developments in bilevel optimization focus on finding the first-order stationary points for nonconvex-strongly-convex cases. In this paper, we analyze algorithms that can escape saddle points in nonconvex-strongly-convex bilevel optimization. Specifically, we show that the perturbed approximate implicit differentiation (AID) with … Read more