## Higher-Order Newton Methods with Polynomial Work per Iteration

 We present generalizations of Newton’s method that incorporate derivatives of an arbitrary order $$d$$ but maintain a polynomial dependence on dimension in their cost per iteration. At each step, our $$d^{\text{th}}$$-order method uses semidefinite programming to construct and minimize a sum of squares-convex approximation to the $$d^{\text{th}}$$-order Taylor expansion of the function we wish … Read more

## On Inexact Solution of Auxiliary Problems in Tensor Methods for Convex Optimization

In this paper we study the auxiliary problems that appear in p-order tensor methods for unconstrained minimization of convex functions with \nu-Holder continuous pth derivatives. This type of auxiliary problems corresponds to the minimization of a (p+\nu)-order regularization of the pth order Taylor approximation of the objective. For the case p=3, we consider the use … Read more

## Tensor Methods for Finding Approximate Stationary Points of Convex Functions

In this paper we consider the problem of finding \epsilon-approximate stationary points of convex functions that are p-times differentiable with \nu-Hölder continuous pth derivatives. We present tensor methods with and without acceleration. Specifically, we show that the non-accelerated schemes take at most O(\epsilon^{-1/(p+\nu-1)}) iterations to reduce the norm of the gradient of the objective below … Read more

## On the Complexity of an Augmented Lagrangian Method for Nonconvex Optimization

In this paper we study the worst-case complexity of an inexact Augmented Lagrangian method for nonconvex constrained problems. Assuming that the penalty parameters are bounded, we prove a complexity bound of $\mathcal{O}(|\log(\epsilon)|)$ outer iterations for the referred algorithm to generate an $\epsilon$-approximate KKT point, for $\epsilon\in (0,1)$. When the penalty parameters are unbounded, we prove … Read more

## Tensor Methods for Minimizing Convex Functions with Hölder Continuous Higher-Order Derivatives

In this paper we study p-order methods for unconstrained minimization of convex functions that are p-times differentiable with $\nu$-Hölder continuous pth derivatives. We propose tensor schemes with and without acceleration. For the schemes without acceleration, we establish iteration complexity bounds of $\mathcal{O}\left(\epsilon^{-1/(p+\nu-1)}\right)$ for reducing the functional residual below a given $\epsilon\in (0,1)$. Assuming that $\nu$ … Read more