DMS Applied and Computational Mathematics Seminar

Time: Apr 26, 2024 (02:00 PM)
Location: 328 Parker Hall



Speaker: Yuanzhe Xi (Emory)

Title:  Acceleration methods for scientific and data science applications


Abstract:  There has been a surge of interest in recent years in general-purpose `acceleration' methods that take a sequence of vectors converging to the limit of a fixed point iteration, and produce from it a faster converging sequence. A prototype of these methods that attracted much attention recently is the Anderson Acceleration (AA) procedure. In this talk, we will discuss a new class of nonlinear acceleration algorithms based on extending conjugate residual-type procedures from linear to nonlinear equations. The main algorithm has strong similarities with Anderson acceleration as well as with inexact Newton methods- depending on which variant is implemented. We will demonstrate the efficiency of the proposed method on a variety of problems from simulation experiments to deep learning applications.


This is joint work with Yousef Saad, Huan He, Ziyuan Tang, and Shifan Zhao.