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Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium
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Friday (2/17/2006) at 2:30pm in 304 Pickard Hall "The proximal point algorithm and an augmented lagrangean method for optimization"Abstract: In this talk we present a method of solving convex optimization problems which also works in infinite dimensional spaces. The method is based on a generalized proximal point algorithm. We show that application of the generalized proximal point algorithm to the dual optimization problem in conjunction with an iterative procedure of updating the primal variables produces sequences of vectors (x^k,y^k) in the primaldual space which, in certain conditions, approximate solutions of the KarushKuhnTucker system associated to the primal problem and, implicitly, optimal pairs.

