An analytic center cutting plane approach for conic programming

We analyze the problem of finding a point strictly interior to a bounded, fully dimensional set from a finite dimensional Hilbert space. We generalize the results obtained for the LP, SDP and SOCP cases. The cuts added by our algorithm are central and conic. In our analysis, we find an upper bound for the number … Read more

A Full-Newton Step (n)$ Infeasible Interior-Point Algorithm for Linear Optimization

We present a full-Newton step infeasible interior-point algorithm. It is shown that at most $O(n)$ (inner) iterations suffice to reduce the duality gap and the residuals by the factor $\frac1{e}$. The bound coincides with the best known bound for infeasible interior-point algorithms. It is conjectured that further investigation will improve the above bound to $O(\sqrt{n})$. … Read more

New Complexity Analysis of IIPMs for Linear Optimization Based on a Specific Self-Regular Function

Primal-dual Interior-Point Methods (IPMs) have shown their ability in solving large classes of optimization problems efficiently. Feasible IPMs require a strictly feasible starting point to generate the iterates that converge to an optimal solution. The self-dual embedding model provides an elegant solution to this problem with the cost of slightly increasing the size of the … Read more

The Strong Second-Order Sufficient Condition and Constraint Nondegeneracy in Nonlinear Semidefinite Programming and Their Implications

For a locally optimal solution to the nonlinear semidefinite programming problem, under Robinson’s constraint qualification, the following conditions are proved to be equivalent: the strong second order sufficient condition and constraint nondegeneracy; the nonsingularity of Clarke’s Jacobian of the Karush-Kuhn-Tucker system; the strong regularity of the Karush-Kuhn-Tucker point; and others. Citation Technical Report, Department of … Read more

A Dual Optimization Approach to Inverse Quadratic Eigenvalue Problems with Partial Eigenstructure

The inverse quadratic eigenvalue problem (IQEP) arises in the field of structural dynamics. It aims to find three symmetric matrices, known as the mass, the damping and the stiffness matrices, respectively such that they are closest to the given analytical matrices and satisfy the measured data. The difficulty of this problem lies in the fact … Read more

Termination and Verification for Ill-Posed Semidefinite Programming Problems

We investigate ill-posed semidefinite programming problems for which Slater’s constraint qualifications fail, and propose a new reliable termination criterium dealing with such problems. This criterium is scale-independent and provides verified forward error bounds for the true optimal value, where all rounding errors due to floating point arithmetic are taken into account. It is based on … Read more

New results for molecular formation under pairwise potential minimization

We establish new lower bounds on the distance between two points of a minimum energy configuration of $N$ points in $\mathbb{R}^3$ interacting according to a pairwise potential function. For the Lennard-Jones case, this bound is 0.67985 (and 0.7633 in the planar case). A similar argument yields an estimate for the minimal distance in Morse clusters, … Read more

Phylogenetic Analysis Via DC Programming

The evolutionary history of species may be described by a phylogenetic tree whose topology captures ancestral relationships among the species, and whose branch lengths denote evolution times. For a fixed topology and an assumed probabilistic model of nucleotide substitution, we show that the likelihood of a given tree is a d.c. (difference of convex) function … Read more

ACCPM with a nonlinear constraint and an active set strategy to solve nonlinear multicommodity flow problems

This paper proposes an implementation of a constrained analytic center cutting plane method to solve nonlinear multicommodity flow problems. The new approach exploits the property that the objective of the Lagrangian dual problem has a smooth component with second order derivatives readily available in closed form. The cutting planes issued from the nonsmooth component and … Read more


We consider a regularization proximal method with variable metric to solve the nonlinear complementarity problem (NCP) for P0-functions. We establish global convergence properties when the solution set is non empty and bounded. Furthermore, we prove, without boundedness of the solution set, that the sequence generated by the algorithm is a minimizing sequence for the implicit … Read more