Accelerated Inexact Composite Gradient Methods for Nonconvex Spectral Optimization Problems

This paper presents two inexact composite gradient methods, one inner accelerated and another doubly accelerated, for solving a class of nonconvex spectral composite optimization problems. More specifically, the objective function for these problems is of the form f_1 + f_2 + h where f_1 and f_2 are differentiable nonconvex matrix functions with Lipschitz continuous gradients, … Read more

A Spectral Algorithm for Improving Graph Partitions

In the cut-improvement problem, we are asked, given a starting cut (T,V\T) in a graph G, to find a cut with low conductance around(T, V\T) or produce a certificate that there is none. More precisely, for a notion of correlation between cuts, cut-improvement algorithms seek to produce approximation guarantees of the following form: for any … Read more