Fast Generation of Potentials for Self-Assembly of Particles

We address the inverse problem of designing isotropic pairwise particle interaction potentials that lead to the formation of a desired lattice when a system of particles is cooled. The design problem is motivated by the desire to produce materials with pre-specified structure and properties. We present a heuristic computation-free geometric method, as well as a … Read more

A Numerical Algorithm for Block-Diagonal Decomposition of Matrix *-Algebras, Part II: General Algorithm

An algorithm is proposed for finding the finest simultaneous block-diagonalization of a finite number of square matrices, or equivalently the irreducible decomposition of a matrix *-algebra given in terms of its generators. This extends the approach initiated in Part I by Murota-Kanno-Kojima-Kojima. The algorithm, composed of numerical-linear algebraic computations, does not require any algebraic structure … Read more

On convex relaxations of quadrilinear terms

The best known method to find exact or at least epsilon-approximate solutions to polynomial programming problems is the spatial Branch-and-Bound algorithm, which rests on computing lower bounds to the value of the objective function to be minimized on each region that it explores. These lower bounds are often computed by solving convex relaxations of the … Read more

The L1-Norm Best-Fit Hyperplane Problem

We formalize an algorithm for solving the L1-norm best-fit hyperplane problem derived using first principles and geometric insights about L1 projection and L1 regression. The procedure follows from a new proof of global optimality and relies on the solution of a small number of linear programs. The procedure is implemented for validation and testing. This … Read more

Continuity of set-valued maps revisited in the light of tame geometry

Continuity of set-valued maps is hereby revisited: after recalling some basic concepts of variational analysis and a short description of the State-of-the-Art, we obtain as by-product two Sard type results concerning local minima of scalar and vector valued functions. Our main result though, is inscribed in the framework of tame geometry, stating that a closed-valued … Read more