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Workshop: OPT2020: Optimization for Machine Learning

Abstract:
We study training of Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) with ReLU activations and introduce exact convex optimization formulations with a polynomial complexity with respect to the number of data samples, the number of neurons and data dimension. Particularly, we develop a convex analytic framework utilizing semi-infinite duality to obtain equivalent convex optimization problems for two-layer CNNs, where convex problems are regularized by the sum of $\ell_2$ norms of variables.