Solving Black-Box Optimization Challenge via Learning Search Space Partition for Local Bayesian Optimization
Proceedings of the NeurIPS 2020 Competition and Demonstration Track, PMLR 133:77-85, 2021.
Black-box optimization is one of the vital tasks in machine learning, since it approximates real-world conditions, in that we do not always know all the properties of a given system, up to knowing almost nothing but the results. This paper describes our approach to solving the black-box optimization challenge at NeurIPS 2020 through learning search space partition for local Bayesian optimization. We describe the task of the challenge as well as our algorithm for low budget optimization that we named SPBOpt. We optimize the hyper-parameters of our algorithm for the competition finals using multi-task Bayesian optimization on results from the first two evaluation settings. Our approach has ranked third in the competition finals.