Accelerated Multi-Agent Optimization Method over Stochastic Networks

Wicak Ananduta, Carlos Ocampo-Martinez, Angelia Nedic

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We propose a distributed method to solve a multi-agent optimization problem with strongly convex cost function and equality coupling constraints. The method is based on Nesterov's accelerated gradient approach and works over stochastically time-varying communication networks. We consider the standard assumptions of Nesterov's method and show that the sequence of the expected dual values converge toward the optimal value with the rate of \mathcal{O}(1/{k^2}). Furthermore, we provide a simulation study of solving an optimal power flow problem with a well-known benchmark case.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 59th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2020
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, USA
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-7447-1
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event59th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2020 - Virtual, Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 14 Dec 202018 Dec 2020


Conference59th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2020
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
CityVirtual, Jeju Island


  • accelerated gradient method
  • distributed method
  • distributed optimal power flow problem
  • multi-agent optimization


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