June 12, 2018, 11:10 AM - 11:40 AM
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Radu Bot, University of Vienna
We present two numerical algorithms for minimizing the sum of a smooth function and the composition of a nonsmooth function with a linear operator in the fully nonconvex setting. The iterative schemes are formulated in the spirit of the proximal and proximal linearized alternating direction method of multipliers, respectively. The proximal terms are introduced through variable metrics, which facilitates the derivation of proximal splitting algorithms for nonconvex complexly structured optimization problems as particular instances of the general schemes. Convergence of the iterates to a KKT point of the objective function is proved under mild conditions on the sequence of variable metrics and by assuming that a regularization of the associated augmented Lagrangian has the Kurdyka- Lojasiewicz property. If the augmented Lagrangian has the Lojasiewicz property, then convergence rates of both augmented Lagrangian and iterates are derived.