Journal of Global Optimization

, Volume 56, Issue 4, pp 1773–1790 | Cite as

Examples of inconsistency in optimization by expected improvement

  • Dmitry YarotskyEmail author


We consider the 1D Expected Improvement optimization based on Gaussian processes having spectral densities converging to zero faster than exponentially. We give examples of problems where the optimization trajectory is not dense in the design space. In particular, we prove that for Gaussian kernels there exist smooth objective functions for which the optimization does not converge on the optimum.


Bayesian optimization Expected improvement Gaussian covariance function Analytic kernel 


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  1. 1.Datadvance llcMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Institute for Information Transmission ProblemsMoscowRussia

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