A parallel method for large scale convex regression problems

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Convex regression (CR) problem deals with fitting a convex function to a finite number of observations. It has many applications in various disciplines, such as statistics, economics, operations research, and electrical engineering. Computing the least squares (LS) estimator via solving a quadratic program (QP) is the most common technique to fit a piecewise-linear convex function to the observed data. Since the number of constraints in the QP formulation increases quadratically in N, the number of observed data points, computing the LS estimator is not practical using interior point methods when N is very large. The first-order method proposed in this paper carefully manages the memory usage through parallelization, and efficiently solves large-scale instances of CR.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7040283
Pages (from-to)5710-5717
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
Issue numberFebruary
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event2014 53rd IEEE Annual Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2014 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: Dec 15 2014Dec 17 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Control and Optimization

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