On the integrality of the uncapacitated facility location polytope

We study a system of linear inequalities associated with the uncapacitated facility location problem. We show that this system defines a polytope with integer extreme points if and only if the graph does not contain a certain type of odd cycles. We also derive odd cycle inequalities and give a separation algorithm. Article Download View … Read more

A Retrospective Trust-Region Method for Unconstrained Optimization

We introduce a new trust-region method for unconstrained optimization where the radius update is computed using the model information at the current iterate rather than at the preceding one. The update is then performed according to how well the current model retrospectively predicts the value of the objective function at last iterate. Global convergence to … Read more

Adaptive Constraint Reduction for Training Support Vector Machines

A support vector machine (SVM) determines whether a given observed pattern lies in a particular class. The decision is based on prior training of the SVM on a set of patterns with known classification, and training is achieved by solving a convex quadratic programming problem. Since there are typically a large number of training patterns, … Read more

Automated Tuning of Optimization Software Parameters

We present a method to tune software parameters using ideas from software testing and machine learning. The method is based on the key observation that for many classes of instances, the software shows improved performance if a few critical parameters have “good” values, although which parameters are critical depends on the class of instances. Our … Read more

Adjoint Broyden a la GMRES

It is shown that a compact storage implementation of a quasi-Newton method based on the adjoint Broyden update reduces in the affine case exactly to the well established GMRES procedure. Generally, storage and linear algebra effort per step are small multiples of n k, where n is the number of variables and k the number … Read more

A new, solvable, primal relaxation for nonlinear integer programming problems with linear constraints

This paper describes a new primal relaxation for nonlinear integer programming problems with linear constraints. This relaxation, contrary to the standard Lagrangean relaxation, can be solved efficiently. It requires the solution of a nonlinear penalized problem whose linear constraint set is known only implicitly, but whose solution is made possible by the use of a … Read more

Relaxing the Optimality Conditions of Box QP

We present semidefinite relaxations of nonconvex, box-constrained quadratic programming, which incorporate the first- and second-order necessary optimality conditions. We compare these relaxations with a basic semidefinite relaxation due to Shor, particularly in the context of branch-and-bound to determine a global optimal solution, where it is shown empirically that the new relaxations are significantly stronger. We … Read more

Sparse Reconstruction by Separable Approximation

Finding sparse approximate solutions to large underdetermined linear systems of equations is a common problem in signal/image processing and statistics. Basis pursuit, the least absolute shrinkage and selection operator (LASSO), wavelet-based deconvolution and reconstruction, and compressed sensing (CS) are a few well-known areas in which problems of this type appear. One standard approach is to … Read more

Enclosing Machine Learning

This report introduces a new machine learning paradigm called enclosing machine learning for data mining. This novel method utilizes the virtues of human being’s cognition process and tries to imitate the two basic principles of cognition process from a macroscopical view, which are cognizing things of the same kind, recognizing things of a new kind … Read more