The least-intensity feasible solution for aperture-based inverse planning in radiation therapy.

Aperture-based inverse planning (ABIP) for intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) treatment planning starts with external radiation fields (beams) that fully conform to the target(s) and then superimposes sub-fields called segments to achieve complex shaping of 3D dose distributions. The segments’ intensities are determined by solving a feasibility problem. The least-intensity feasible (LIF) solution, proposed and … Read more

DSDP4 Software User Guide

DSDP4 is an implementation of the dual-scaling algorithm for semidefinite program ming. New features in this version include a Lanczos procedure for determining the step size, more precise primal solutions, a parallel solver, and improved performance on the standard test suites. Citation ANL/MCS-TM-255; Mathematics and Computer Science Division; Argonne National Laboratory; Argonne, IL; March 2002 … Read more

Parallel Computing on Semidefinite Programs

This paper demonstrates how interior-point methods can use multiple processors efficiently to solve large semidefinite programs that arise in VLSI design, control theory, and graph coloring. Previous implementations of these methods have been restricted to a single processor. By computing and solving the Schur complement matrix in parallel, multiple processors enable the faster solution of … Read more

CUTEr (and SifDec), a Constrained and Unconstrained Testing Environment, revisited

The initial release of CUTE, a widely used testing environment for optimization software was described by Bongartz, Conn, Gould and Toint. The latest version, now known as CUTEr, is presented. New features include reorganisation of the environment to allow simultaneous multi-platform installation, new tools for, and interfaces to, optimization packages, and a considerably simplified and … Read more

Reduntant axioms in the definitionof Bregman functions

The definition of a Bregman function, given by Censor and Lent in 1981 on the basis of Bregman’s seminal 1967 paper, was subsequently used in a plethora of research works as a tool for building sequential and inherently parallel feasibility and optimization algorithms. Solodov and Svaiter have recently shown that it is not Citation Journal … Read more

A Note on Approximating the 2-Catalog Segmentation Problem

We present a $.73$-approximation algorithm for a disjoint $2$-Catalog Segmentation and $.63$-approximation algorithm for the joint version of the problem. Previously best known results are $.65$ and $.56$, respectively. The results are based on semidefinite programming and a subtle rounding method. Citation Working Paper, Department of Management Sciences, Henry, B. Tippie College of Business, The … Read more

A New Mathematical-Programming Framework for Facility-Layout Design

We present a new framework for efficiently finding competitive solutions for the facility-layout problem. This framework is based on the combination of two new mathematical-programming models. The first model is a relaxation of the layout problem and is intended to find good starting points for the iterative algorithm used to solve the second model. The … Read more

Block-Iterative Algorithms with Underrelaxed Bregman Projections

The notion of relaxation is well understood for orthogonal projections onto convex sets. For general Bregman projections it was considered only for hyperplanes and the question of how to relax Bregman projections onto convex sets that are not linear (i.e., not hyperplanes or half-spaces) has remained open. A definition of underrelaxation of Bregman projections onto … Read more

A GRASP heuristic for the capacitated minimum spanning tree problem using a memory-based local search strategy

We describe a new neighborhood structure for the capacitated minimum spanning tree problem. This neighborhood structure is used by a local search strategy, leading to good trade-offs between solution quality and computation time. We also propose a GRASP with path-relinking heuristic. It uses a randomized version of a savings heuristic in the construction phase and … Read more

A hybrid improvement heuristic for the one-dimensional bin packing problem

We propose in this work a hybrid improvement procedure for the bin packing problem. This heuristic has several features: the use of lower bounding strategies; the generation of initial solutions by reference to the dual min-max problem; the use of load redistribution based on dominance, differencing, and unbalancing; and the inclusion of an improvement process … Read more