Trajectory of Alternating Direction Method of Multipliers and Adaptive Acceleration

Part of Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 32 (NeurIPS 2019)

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Clarice Poon, Jingwei Liang


<p>The alternating direction method of multipliers (ADMM) is one of the most widely used first-order optimisation methods in the literature owing to its simplicity, flexibility and efficiency. Over the years, numerous efforts are made to improve the performance of the method, such as the inertial technique. By studying the geometric properties of ADMM, we discuss the limitations of current inertial accelerated ADMM and then present and analyze an adaptive acceleration scheme for the method. Numerical experiments on problems arising from image processing, statistics and machine learning demonstrate the advantages of the proposed acceleration approach.</p>