How to Transform One Convex Function Continuously into Another

  title={How to Transform One Convex Function Continuously into Another},
  author={Heinz H. Bauschke and Yves Lucet and Michael Trienis},
  journal={SIAM Review},
The proximal average operator provides a parametric family of convex functions that continuously transform one convex function into another even when the domains of the two functions do not intersect. We prove that the proximal average operator is a homotopy with respect to the epi-topology, study its properties, and present several explicit formulas for specific classes of functions. The parametric family inherits desirable properties such as differentiability and strict convexity from the… CONTINUE READING

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