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Advancing the Lower Bounds: an Accelerated, Stochastic, Second-order Method with Optimal Adaptation to Inexactness

Artem Agafonov · Dmitry Kamzolov · Alexander Gasnikov · Ali Kavis · Kimon Antonakopoulos · Volkan Cevher · Martin Takáč

Halle B #149
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Wed 8 May 7:30 a.m. PDT — 9:30 a.m. PDT


We present a new accelerated stochastic second-order method that is robust to both gradient and Hessian inexactness, typical in machine learning. We establish theoretical lower bounds and prove that our algorithm achieves optimal convergence in both gradient and Hessian inexactness in this key setting. We further introduce a tensor generalization for stochastic higher-order derivatives. When the oracles are non-stochastic, the proposed tensor algorithm matches the global convergence of Nesterov Accelerated Tensor method. Both algorithms allow for approximate solutions of their auxiliary subproblems with verifiable conditions on the accuracy of the solution.

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