Line Search Fixed Point Algorithms Based on Nonlinear Conjugate Gradient Directions: Application to Constrained Smooth Convex Optimization

Research paper by Hideaki Iiduka

Indexed on: 18 Sep '15Published on: 18 Sep '15Published in: Mathematics - Optimization and Control


This paper considers the fixed point problem for a nonexpansive mapping on a real Hilbert space and proposes novel line search fixed point algorithms to accelerate the search. The termination conditions for the line search are based on the well-known Wolfe conditions that are used to ensure the convergence and stability of unconstrained optimization algorithms. The directions to search for fixed points are generated by using the ideas of the steepest descent direction and conventional nonlinear conjugate gradient directions for unconstrained optimization. We perform convergence as well as convergence rate analyses on the algorithms for solving the fixed point problem under certain assumptions. The main contribution of this paper is to make a concrete response to an issue of constrained smooth convex optimization; that is, whether or not we can devise nonlinear conjugate gradient algorithms to solve constrained smooth convex optimization problems. We show that the proposed fixed point algorithms include ones with nonlinear conjugate gradient directions which can solve constrained smooth convex optimization problems. To illustrate the practicality of the algorithms, we apply them to concrete constrained smooth convex optimization problems, such as constrained quadratic programming problems and generalized convex feasibility problems, and numerically compare them with previous algorithms based on the Krasnosel'ski\u\i-Mann fixed point algorithm. The results show that the proposed algorithms dramatically reduce the running time and iterations needed to find optimal solutions to the concrete optimization problems compared with the previous algorithms.