TU Dortmund




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Technische Universität Dortmund
Fak. Mathematik, LS X
44221 Dortmund

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Technische Universität Dortmund
Fak. Mathematik, LS X
Vogelpothsweg 87
44227 Dortmund

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Fiona Drees (Sekretariat):
(+49) 231 / 755-5411

Prof. Dr. H. Blum:
(+49) 231 / 755-5410

Prof. Dr. Ch. Kreuzer:
(+49) 231 / 755-5425

Prof. Dr. Ch. Meyer:
(+49) 231 / 755-5412

Fax: (+49) 231 / 755-5416


Aktuelle Informationen

Oberseminar Numerische Analysis und Optimierung

Termine Wintersemester 23/24:

Das Oberseminar findet jeweils ab 16:00 Uhr im Raum M511 statt.


Vortragender: Robert J Baraldi, Sandia National Laboratories

Raum und Zeit: um 13:30 Uhr in Raum M511

Abstract: We develop a novel trust-region method to minimize the sum of a smooth nonconvex function and a nonsmooth convex function. This class of problems that is ubiquitous in data science, learning, optimal control, and inverse problems. Our method is unique in that it permits and systematically controls the use of inexact objective function and derivative evaluations inherent in large-scale system solves and compression techniques, e.g. randomized sketching. When using a quadratic Taylor model for the trust-region subproblem, our algorithm is an inexact, matrix-free proximal Newton-type method that permits indefinite Hessians. We prove global convergence of our method in Hilbert space and elaborate on potential nonsmooth subproblem solvers based on ideas taken from their smooth counter-parts. Under additional assumptions, we can also prove superlinear, or even quadratic convergence to local minima. We demonstrate its efficacy on examples from data science and PDE-constrained optimization.