Fast Rates for Bandit Optimization with Upper-Confidence Frank-Wolfe
We consider the problem of bandit optimization, inspired by stochastic optimization and online learning with bandit feedback. In this problem, the objective is to minimize a global, not necessarily cumulative, convex loss function. This framework allows us to study a very general class of problems, with applications in statistics, machine learning, and other fields. To solve this problem, we analyze the Upper-Confidence Frank-Wolfe algorithm, inspired by techniques ranging from bandits to convex optimization. We identify slow and fast of convergence of the optimization error over various classes of functions, and discuss the optimality of these results.