Search-Enhanced Instantaneous Frequency Detection Algorithm: A Preliminary Design

This paper presents a method developed for finding sinusoidal components within a nonlinear non-stationary time-series data using Genetic Algorithm (GA) (a global optimization technique). It is called Search-Enhanced Instantaneous Frequency Detection (SEIFD) algorithm. The GA adaptively define the configuration of the components by simulating the solution finding process as a series of genetic evolutions. The … Read more

JuMP: A modeling language for mathematical optimization

JuMP is an open-source modeling language that allows users to express a wide range of optimization problems (linear, mixed-integer, quadratic, conic-quadratic, semidefinite, and nonlinear) in a high-level, algebraic syntax. JuMP takes advantage of advanced features of the Julia programming language to offer unique functionality while achieving performance on par with commercial modeling tools for standard … Read more

A Lex-BFS-based recognition algorithm for Robinsonian matrices

Robinsonian matrices arise in the classical seriation problem and play an important role in many applications where unsorted similarity (or dissimilarity) information must be reordered. We present a new polynomial time algorithm to recognize Robinsonian matrices based on a new characterization of Robinsonian matrices in terms of straight enumerations of unit interval graphs. The algorithm … Read more

First order optimality conditions for mathematical programs with second-order cone complementarity constraints

In this paper we consider a mathematical program with second-order cone complementarity constraints (SOCMPCC). The SOCMPCC generalizes the mathematical program with complementarity constraints (MPCC) in replacing the set of nonnegative reals by a second-order cone. We show that if the SOCMPCC is considered as an optimization problem with convex cone constraints, then Robinson’s constraint qualification … Read more

A second-order sequential optimality condition associated to the convergence of optimization algorithms

Sequential optimality conditions have recently played an important role on the analysis of the global convergence of optimization algorithms towards first-order stationary points and justifying their stopping criteria. In this paper we introduce the first sequential optimality condition that takes into account second-order information. We also present a companion constraint qualification that is less stringent … Read more

Robust nonlinear optimization via the dual

Robust nonlinear optimization is not as well developed as the linear case, and limited in the constraints and uncertainty sets it can handle. In this work we extend the scope of robust optimization by showing how to solve a large class of robust nonlinear optimization problems. The fascinating and appealing property of our approach is … Read more


Let $\Phi:\mathcal{H}\longrightarrow\mathbb{R\cup}\left\{ +\infty\right\} $ be a closed convex proper function on a real Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$, and $\partial\Phi:\mathcal{H}\rightrightarrows\mathcal{H}$ its subdifferential. For any control function $\epsilon:\mathbb{R}_{+}\longrightarrow\mathbb{R}_{+}$ which tends to zero as $t$ goes to $+\infty$, and $\lambda$ a positive parameter, we study the asymptotic behavior of the trajectories of the regularized Newton dynamical system \begin{eqnarray*} & … Read more

A mean-risk MINLP for transportation network protection

This paper focuses on transportation network protection to hedge against extreme events such as earthquakes. Traditional two-stage stochastic programming has been widely adopted to obtain solutions under a risk-neutral preference through the use of expectations in the recourse function. In reality, decision makers hold different risk preferences. We develop a mean-risk two-stage stochastic programming model … Read more

Relaxations and discretizations for the pooling problem

The pooling problem is a folklore NP-hard global optimization problem that finds applications in industries such as petrochemical refining, wastewater treatment, and mining. This paper assimilates the vast literature on this problem that is dispersed over different areas and gives unifying arguments and new insights on prevalent techniques. We also present new ideas for computing … Read more