In this project, it is intended to study optimization methods, especially stochastic algorithms, applied to the training of neural networks. In a recent paper proposed by BUENO, L. F. and MARTÍNES,J. M., "On the complexity of solving feasibility problems", 2018, a first-order algorithm was presented with good complexity results for least squares problems. One of this project's research main point is to develop a stochastic version of this algorithm. The performance of the studied algorithms will be analyzed when applied to fraud detection in credit card operations using Kaggle's Credit Card Fraud Detection database.
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