We propose a feasible active set method for convex quadratic programming problems with non-negativity constraints. This method is specifically designed to be embedded into a branch-and-bound algorithm for convex quadratic mixed integer programming problems. The branch-and-bound algorithm generalizes the approach for unconstrained convex quadratic integer programming proposed by Buchheim, Caprara and Lodi to the presence of linear constraints. The main feature of the latter approach consists in a sophisticated preprocessing phase, leading to a fast enumeration of the branch-and-bound nodes. Moreover, the feasible active set method takes advantage of this preprocessing phase and is well suited for reoptimization. Experimental results for randomly generated instances show that the new approach significantly outperforms the MIQP solver of CPLEX 12.6 for instances with a small number of constraints.
SIAM Journal on Optimization, 26(3), pp. 1695-1714, (2016).