An annotated bibliography of network interior point methods

This paper presents an annotated bibliography on interior point methods for solving network flow problems. We consider single and multi-commodity network flow problems, as well as preconditioners used in implementations of conjugate gradient methods for solving the normal systems of equations that arise in interior network flow algorithms. Applications in electrical engineering and miscellaneous papers … Read more

Detecting Infeasibility in Infeasible-Interior-Point Methods for Optimization

We study interior-point methods for optimization problems in the case of infeasibility or unboundedness. While many such methods are designed to search for optimal solutions even when they do not exist, we show that they can be viewed as implicitly searching for well-defined optimal solutions to related problems whose optimal solutions give certificates of infeasibility … Read more

A Local Convergence Theory of a Filter Line Search Method for Nonlinear Programming

In this paper the theory of local convergence for a class of line search filter type methods for nonlinear programming is presented. The algorithm presented here is globally convergent (see Chin [4]) and the rate of convergence is two-step superlinear. The proposed algorithm solves a sequence of quadratic progrmming subproblems to obtain search directions and … Read more

Smoothed Analysis of Interior-Point Algorithms: Termination

We perform a smoothed analysis of the termination phase of an interior-point method. By combining this analysis with the smoothed analysis of Renegar’s interior-point algorithm by Dunagan, Spielman and Teng, we show that the smoothed complexity of an interior-point algorithm for linear programming is $O (m^{3} \log (m/\sigma ))$. In contrast, the best known bound … Read more

Nonsmooth Matrix Valued Functions Defined by Singular Values

A class of matrix valued functions defined by singular values of nonsymmetric matrices is shown to have many properties analogous to matrix valued functions defined by eigenvalues of symmetric matrices. In particular, the (smoothed) matrix valued Fischer-Burmeister function is proved to be strongly semismooth everywhere. This result is also used to show the strong semismoothness … Read more

Solving large scale semidefinite programsvia an iterative solver onthe augmented systems

The search directions in an interior-point method for large scale semidefinite programming (SDP) can be computed by applying a Krylov iterative method to either the Schur complement equation (SCE) or the augmented equation. Both methods suffer from slow convergence as interior-point iterates approach optimality. Numerical experiments have shown that diagonally preconditioned conjugate residual method on … Read more

Approximation Bounds for Quadratic Maximization with Semidefinite Programming Relaxation

In this paper, we consider a class of quadratic maximization problems. One important instance in that class is the famous quadratic maximization formulation of the max-cut problem studied by Goemans and Williamson. Since the problem is NP-hard in general, following Goemans and Williamson, we apply the approximation method based on the semidefinite programming (SDP) relaxation. … Read more

Recursive Approximation of the High Dimensional Max Function

An alternative smoothing method for the high dimensional $\max $ function has been studied. The proposed method is a recursive extension of the two dimensional smoothing functions. In order to analyze the proposed method, a theoretical framework related to smoothing methods has been discussed. Moreover, we support our discussion by considering some application areas. This … Read more

Multivariate Nonnegative Quadratic Mappings

In this paper we study several issues related to the characterization of specific classes of multivariate quadratic mappings that are nonnegative over a given domain, with nonnegativity defined by a pre-specified conic order. In particular, we consider the set (cone) of nonnegative quadratic mappings defined with respect to the positive semidefinite matrix cone, and study … Read more

PHoM – a Polyhedral Homotopy Continuation Method for Polynomial Systems

PHoM is a software package in C++ for finding all isolated solutions of polynomial systems using a polyhedral homotopy continuation method. Among three modules constituting the package, the first module StartSystem constructs a family of polyhedral-linear homotopy functions, based on the polyhedral homotopy theory, from input data for a given system of polynomial equations $\f(\x) … Read more