Completely Positive Factorization by Riemannian Smoothing Method

Copositive optimization is a special case of convex conic programming, and it optimizes a linear function over the cone of all completely positive matrices under linear constraints. Copositive optimization provides powerful relaxations of NP-hard quadratic problems or combinatorial problems, but there are still many open problems regarding copositive or completely positive matrices. In this paper, … Read more

Smoothing fast iterative hard thresholding algorithm for $\ell_0$ regularized nonsmooth convex regression problem

We investigate a class of constrained sparse regression problem with cardinality penalty, where the feasible set is defined by box constraint, and the loss function is convex, but not necessarily smooth. First, we put forward a smoothing fast iterative hard thresholding (SFIHT) algorithm for solving such optimization problems, which combines smoothing approximations, extrapolation techniques and … Read more


We discuss the $l_2$-$l_p$ (with $p\in (0,1)$ matrix minimization for recovering low rank matrix. A smoothing approach is developed for solving this non-smooth, non-Lipschitz and non-convex optimization problem, in which the smoothing parameter is used as a variable and a majorization method is adopted to solve the smoothing problem. The convergence theorem shows that any … Read more

Gradient consistency for integral-convolution smoothing functions

Chen and Mangasarian (1995) developed smoothing approximations to the plus function built on integral-convolution with density functions. X. Chen (2012) has recently picked up this idea constructing a large class of smoothing functions for nonsmooth minimization through composition with smooth mappings. In this paper, we generalize this idea by substituting the plus function for an … Read more

Epi-convergent Smoothing with Applications to Convex Composite Functions

Smoothing methods have become part of the standard tool set for the study and solution of nondifferentiable and constrained optimization problems as well as a range of other variational and equilibrium problems. In this note we synthesize and extend recent results due to Beck and Teboulle on infimal convolution smoothing for convex functions with those … Read more