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Sean Deyo, Veit Elser, Avoiding traps in nonconvex problems

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DOI: 10.23952/jano.4.2022.2.03
Volume 4, Issue 2, 1 August 2022, Pages 143-159


Abstract. Iterative projection methods may become trapped at non-solutions when the constraint sets are nonconvex. Two kinds of parameters are available to help avoid this behavior and this study gives examples of both. The first kind of parameter, called a hyperparameter, includes any kind of parameter that appears in the definition of the iteration rule itself. The second kind comprises metric parameters in the definition of the constraint sets, a feature that arises when the problem to be solved has two or more kinds of variables. Through examples we show the importance of properly tuning both kinds of parameters and offer heuristic interpretations of the observed behavior.


How to Cite this Article:
S. Deyo, V. Elser, Avoiding traps in nonconvex problems, J. Appl. Numer. Optim. 4 (2022), 143-159.