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SPSA algorithms with measurement reuse

Abdulla, Mohammed Shahid and Bhatnagar, Shalabh (2006) SPSA algorithms with measurement reuse. In: 2006 Winter Simulation Conference,, Dec 03-06, 2006, Monterey, CA,, pp. 319-327.

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Four algorithms, all variants of Simultaneous Perturbation Stochastic Approximation (SPSA), are proposed. The original one-measurement SPSA uses an estimate of the gradient of objective function L containing an additional bias term not seen in two-measurement SPSA. As a result, the asymptotic covariance matrix of the iterate convergence process has a bias term. We propose a one-measurement algorithm that eliminates this bias, and has asymptotic convergence properties making for easier comparison with the two-measurement SPSA. The algorithm, under certain conditions, outperforms both forms of SPSA with the only overhead being the storage of a single measurement. We also propose a similar algorithm that uses perturbations obtained from normalized Hadamard matrices. The convergence w.p. 1 of both algorithms is established. We extend measurement reuse to design two second-order SPSA algorithms and sketch the convergence analysis. Finally, we present simulation results on an illustrative minimization problem.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
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Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Computer Science & Automation
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2010 10:08
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2012 06:52
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/30532

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