We present a novel procedure for optimization based on the combination of efficient quantized tensor train representation and a generalized maximum matrix volume principle. We demonstrate the applicability of the new Tensor Train Optimizer (TTOpt) method for various tasks, ranging from minimization of multidimensional functions to reinforcement learning. Our algorithm compares favorably to popular evolutionary-based methods and outperforms them by the number of function evaluations or execution time, often by a significant margin.
We propose a Reinforcement Learning based approach to approximately solve the Tree Decomposition (TD)problem. TD is a combinatorial problem, which is central to the analysis of graph minor structure and computational complexity, as well as in the algorithms of probabilistic inference, register allocation, and other practical tasks. Recently, it has been shown that combinatorial problems can be successively solved by learned heuristics. However, the majority of existing works do not address the question of the generalization of learning-based solutions. Our model is based on the graph convolution neural network (GCN) for learning graph representations. We show that the agent builton GCN and trained on a single graph using an Actor-Critic method can efficiently generalize to real-world TD problem instances. We establish that our method successfully generalizes from small graphs, where TD can be found by exact algorithms, to large instances of practical interest, while still having very low time-to-solution. On the other hand, the agent-based approach surpasses all greedy heuristics by the quality of the solution.