Subsampling Algorithms for Semidefinite Programming
TITLE: Subsampling Algorithms for Semidefinite Programming.
AUTHORS: Alexandre d'Aspremont
ABSTRACT: We derive a stochastic gradient algorithm for semidefinite optimization using randomization techniques. The algorithm uses subsampling to reduce the computational cost of each iteration and the subsampling ratio explicitly controls the algorithm's granularity, i.e. the tradeoff between cost per iteration and total number of iterations. Furthermore, the total computational cost is directly proportional to the complexity (i.e. rank) of the solution. We study numerical performance on some largescale problems arising in statistical learning.
STATUS: Submitted.
ArXiv PREPRINT: arXiv:0803.1990
SOFTWARE: Source code reproducing the experiments in the paper.
PAPER: [PDF/ColSubSamp.pdf Subsampling Algorithms for Semidefinite Programming in pdf
