
Does Knowledge Transfer Always Help to Learn a Better Policy?
One of the key approaches to save samples when learning a policy for a r...
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ODE Analysis of Stochastic Gradient Methods with Optimism and Anchoring for Minimax Problems and GANs
Despite remarkable empirical success, the training dynamics of generativ...
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PlugandPlay Methods Provably Converge with Properly Trained Denoisers
Plugandplay (PnP) is a nonconvex framework that integrates modern den...
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On Markov Chain Gradient Descent
Stochastic gradient methods are the workhorse (algorithms) of largescal...
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LASG: Lazily Aggregated Stochastic Gradients for CommunicationEfficient Distributed Learning
This paper targets solving distributed machine learning problems such as...
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Theoretical Linear Convergence of Unfolded ISTA and its Practical Weights and Thresholds
In recent years, unfolding iterative algorithms as neural networks has b...
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Provably Efficient Exploration for RL with Unsupervised Learning
We study how to use unsupervised learning for efficient exploration in r...
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Multilevel Optimal Transport: a Fast Approximation of Wasserstein1 distances
We propose a fast algorithm for the calculation of the Wasserstein1 dis...
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Online Convolutional Dictionary Learning
Convolutional sparse representations are a form of sparse representation...
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A Primer on Coordinate Descent Algorithms
This monograph presents a class of algorithms called coordinate descent ...
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Coordinate Friendly Structures, Algorithms and Applications
This paper focuses on coordinate update methods, which are useful for so...
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ARock: an Algorithmic Framework for Asynchronous Parallel Coordinate Updates
Finding a fixed point to a nonexpansive operator, i.e., x^*=Tx^*, abstra...
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Sparse Recovery via Differential Inclusions
In this paper, we recover sparse signals from their noisy linear measure...
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A fast patchdictionary method for whole image recovery
Various algorithms have been proposed for dictionary learning. Among tho...
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Video Compressive Sensing for Dynamic MRI
We present a video compressive sensing framework, termed ktCSLDS, to ac...
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A Matlab Implementation of a Flat Norm Motivated Polygonal Edge Matching Method using a Decomposition of Boundary into Four 1Dimensional Currents
We describe and provide code and examples for a polygonal edge matching ...
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Straggler Mitigation in Distributed Optimization Through Data Encoding
Slow running or straggler tasks can significantly reduce computation spe...
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Denoising Prior Driven Deep Neural Network for Image Restoration
Deep neural networks (DNNs) have shown very promising results for variou...
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More Iterations per Second, Same Quality  Why Asynchronous Algorithms may Drastically Outperform Traditional Ones
In this paper, we consider the convergence of a very general asynchronou...
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A New Use of DouglasRachford Splitting and ADMM for Identifying Infeasible, Unbounded, and Pathological Conic Programs
In this paper, we present a method for identifying infeasible, unbounded...
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A CommunicationEfficient RandomWalk Algorithm for Decentralized Optimization
This paper addresses consensus optimization problem in a multiagent net...
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Redundancy Techniques for Straggler Mitigation in Distributed Optimization and Learning
Performance of distributed optimization and learning systems is bottlene...
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LAG: Lazily Aggregated Gradient for CommunicationEfficient Distributed Learning
This paper presents a new class of gradient methods for distributed mach...
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Markov Chain Block Coordinate Descent
The method of block coordinate gradient descent (BCD) has been a powerfu...
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AsyncQVI: AsynchronousParallel QValue Iteration for Reinforcement Learning with NearOptimal Sample Complexity
In this paper, we propose AsyncQVI: AsynchronousParallel Qvalue Iterat...
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Walkman: A CommunicationEfficient RandomWalk Algorithm for Decentralized Optimization
This paper addresses consensus optimization problems in a multiagent ne...
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XPipe: Efficient Pipeline Model Parallelism for MultiGPU DNN Training
We propose XPipe, an efficient asynchronous pipeline model parallelism a...
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Scaled Relative Graph of Normal Matrices
The Scaled Relative Graph (SRG) by Ryu, Hannah, and Yin (arXiv:1902.0978...
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Safeguarded Learned Convex Optimization
Many applications require repeatedly solving a certain type of optimizat...
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Wotao Yin
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Applied mathematician and professor in the Mathematics department at the University of California, Los Angeles