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Section: New Software and Platforms

Function optimization

Participants : Jean-Bastien Grill, Michal Valko, Rémi Munos.


This is a black-box function optimization toolkit that finds the global optimum of a function given a finite budget of noisy evaluations. The algorithm does not require the knowledge of the function's smoothness. It works for a larger class of functions than what was previously considered, especially for functions that are difficult to optimize, in a precise sense.