NeurIPS 2019
Sun Dec 8th through Sat the 14th, 2019 at Vancouver Convention Center
Paper ID:1916
Title:The Landscape of Non-convex Empirical Risk with Degenerate Population Risk

This paper generalizes the result of Mei and Montanari to show that (under some assumptions) as long as the population risk has nice behavior, the empirical risk also have nice properties. The main novelty is that it removed the assumption that saddle points need to be hyperbolic - this is important for the applications.