At the beginning of November our “A Multilevel Acceleration for l1-regularized Logistic Regression” work on how to accelerate the L1-regularized logistic regression problem was accepted to the Optimization workshop at NIPS 2015. Last week, I presented the work in the Optimization workshop at NIPS 2015. This year the Optimization workshop grew a lot, having about 50 posters in several optimization topics.
This work was a collaboration between Earn Treister (Univ. Of British Columbia) and myself (Intel Labs).