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Tutte seminar - Yurii NesterovExport this event to calendar

Friday, August 21, 2009 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

Efficiency of random search methods on huge-scale optimization problems

Speaker: Yurii Nesterov
Affiliation: Catholic University of Louvain
Room: Mathematics & Computer Building (MC) 5158

Abstract:

In this talk we discuss new methods for solving huge-scale optimization problems. For problems of this size, even the simplest full-dimensional vector operations are very expensive. Hence, we analyze an optimization technique with random partial update of the decision variables. For our method we prove the global estimates of the rate of convergence. Surprisingly enough, for certain classes of the objective functions, our results are better than the standard worst-case bounds for deterministic methods.

Location 
MC - Mathematics & Computer Building
5158
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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