## Optimal Stochastic Approximation Algorithms for Strongly Convex Stochastic Composite Optimization I: a Generic Algorithmic Framework

In this paper we present a generic algorithmic framework, namely, the accelerated stochastic approximation (AC-SA) algorithm, for solving strongly convex stochastic composite optimization (SCO) problems. While the classical stochastic approximation (SA) algorithms are asymptotically optimal for solving differentiable and strongly convex problems, the AC-SA algorithm, when employed with proper stepsize policies, can achieve optimal or … Read more