Projection-Free Bandit Convex Optimization


Lin Chen, Mingrui Zhang, Amin Karbasi ;
Proceedings of Machine Learning Research, PMLR 89:2047-2056, 2019.


In this paper, we propose the first computationally efficient projection-free algorithm for bandit convex optimization (BCO) with a general convex constraint. We show that our algorithm achieves a sublinear regret of $O(nT^{4/5})$ (where $T$ is the horizon and $n$ is the dimension) for any bounded convex functions with uniformly bounded gradients. We also evaluate the performance of our algorithm against baselines on both synthetic and real data sets for quadratic programming, portfolio selection and matrix completion problems.

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