NeurIPS 2019
Sun Dec 8th through Sat the 14th, 2019 at Vancouver Convention Center
Paper ID: 3202 Efficiently escaping saddle points on manifolds

The reviewers initially pointed out that the analysis derived in the paper is rather simple. After discussion, they also agreed that this simplicity is also a strength as the results are much easier to grasp than prior/concurrent work. This could make the analysis easier to extend and re-usable to solve similar problems. Therefore, this seems like a valuable contribution for the community.