Practical Path-based Bayesian Optimization

Published: 27 Oct 2023, Last Modified: 22 Dec 2023RealML-2023EveryoneRevisionsBibTeX
Keywords: Bayesian Optimization, Path-based, Design of Experiments, Machine Learning
TL;DR: We extend the SnAKe algorithm (path-based Bayesian Optimization) to be self-stopping, and to handle local search constraints, and multi-objective problems.
Abstract: There has been a surge in interest in data-driven experimental design with applications to chemical engineering and drug manufacturing. Bayesian optimization (BO) has proven to be adaptable to such cases, since we can model the reactions of interest as expensive black-box functions. Sometimes, the cost of this black-box functions can be separated into two parts: (a) the cost of the experiment itself, and (b) the cost of changing the input parameters. In this short paper, we extend the SnAKe algorithm to deal with both types of costs simultaneously. We further propose extensions to the case of a maximum allowable input change, as well as to the multi-objective setting.
Submission Number: 23