Global Linear Convergence in Operator Splitting Methods

G. Banjac and P. J. Goulart

in IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Las Vegas, NV, USA, pp. 233-238, December 2016.
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  author = {G. Banjac and P. J. Goulart},
  title = {Global Linear Convergence in Operator Splitting Methods},
  booktitle = {IEEE Conference on Decision and Control},
  year = {2016},
  pages = {233-238},
  url = {},
  doi = {10.1109/CDC.2016.7798275}

We establish necessary and sufficient conditions for linear convergence of operator splitting methods for a general class of convex optimization problems where the associated fixed-point operator is averaged. Most existing results establishing linear convergence in such methods require restrictive assumptions regarding strong convexity and smoothness of the constituent functions in the optimization problem. However, there are several examples in the literature showing that linear convergence is possible even when these properties do not hold. We provide a unifying analysis method for establishing linear convergence based on linear regularity and show that many existing results are special cases of our approach. Moreover, we propose a novel linearly convergent splitting method for linear programming.