Structure-Adaptive, Variance-Reduced, and Accelerated Stochastic Optimization

Junqi Tang 1 Francis Bach 2 Mohammad Golbabaee 1 Mike Davies 1
2 SIERRA - Statistical Machine Learning and Parsimony
DI-ENS - Département d'informatique de l'École normale supérieure, CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Inria de Paris
Abstract : In this work we explore the fundamental structure-adaptiveness of state of the art randomized first order algorithms on regularized empirical risk minimization tasks, where the solution has intrinsic low-dimensional structure (such as sparsity and low-rank). Such structure is often enforced by non-smooth regu-larization or constraints. We start by establishing the fast linear convergence rate of the SAGA algorithm on non-strongly-convex objectives with convex constraints, via an argument of cone-restricted strong convexity. Then for the composite minimization task with a coordinate-wise separable convex regularization term, we propose and analyse a two stage accelerated coordinate descend algorithm (Two-Stage APCG). We provide the convergence analysis showing that the proposed method has a global convergence in general and enjoys a local accelerated linear convergence rate with respect to the low-dimensional structure of the solution. Then based on this convergence result, we proposed an adaptive variant of the two-stage APCG method which does not need to foreknow the restricted strong convexity beforehand, but estimate it on the fly. In numerical experiments we compare the adaptive two-stage APCG with various state of the art variance-reduced stochastic gradient methods on sparse regression tasks, and demonstrate the effectiveness of our approach.
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Junqi Tang, Francis Bach, Mohammad Golbabaee, Mike Davies. Structure-Adaptive, Variance-Reduced, and Accelerated Stochastic Optimization. 2017. 〈hal-01658487v1〉



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