Lagrangian dual interior-point methods for semidefinite programs

This paper proposes a new predictor-corrector interior-point method for a class of semidefinite programs, which numerically traces the central trajectory in a space of Lagrange multipliers. The distinguished features of the method are full use of the BFGS quasi-Newton method in the corrector procedure and an application of the conjugate gradient method with an effective preconditioning matrix induced from the BFGS quasi-Newton method in the predictor procedure. Some preliminary numerical results are reported.


SIAM Journal on Optimization Vol 12, No.4, 1007-1031 (2002).