Reoptimization Techniques for MIP Solvers

Recently, there have been many successful applications of optimization algorithms that solve a sequence of quite similar mixed-integer programs (MIPs) as subproblems. Traditionally, each problem in the sequence is solved from scratch. In this paper we consider reoptimization techniques that try to benefit from information obtained by solving previous problems of the sequence. We focus … Read more

Data-Driven Distributionally Robust Optimization Using the Wasserstein Metric: Performance Guarantees and Tractable Reformulations

We consider stochastic programs where the distribution of the uncertain parameters is only observable through a finite training dataset. Using the Wasserstein metric, we construct a ball in the space of (multivariate and non-discrete) probability distributions centered at the uniform distribution on the training samples, and we seek decisions that perform best in view of … Read more

Dual Face Algorithm Using Gauss-Jordan Elimination for Linear Programming

The dual face algorithm uses Cholesky factorization, as would be not very suitable for sparse computations. The purpose of this paper is to present a dual face algorithm using Gauss-Jordan elimination for solving bounded-variable LP problems. Article Download View Dual Face Algorithm Using Gauss-Jordan Elimination for Linear Programming

Distributionally robust expectation inequalities for structured distributions

Quantifying the risk of unfortunate events occurring, despite limited distributional information, is a basic problem underlying many practical questions. Indeed, quantifying constraint violation probabilities in distributionally robust programming or judging the risk of financial positions can both be seen to involve risk quantification, notwithstanding distributional ambiguity. In this work we discuss worst-case probability and conditional … Read more

What Works Best When? A Systematic Evaluation of Heuristics for Max-Cut and QUBO

Though empirical testing is broadly used to evaluate heuristics, there are shortcomings with how it is often applied in practice. In a systematic review of Max-Cut and Quadratic Unconstrained Binary Optimization (QUBO) heuristics papers, we found only 4% publish source code, only 14% compare heuristics with identical termination criteria, and most experiments are performed with … Read more

On the convergence of the Sakawa-Shindo algorithm in stochastic control

We analyze an algorithm for solving stochastic control problems, based on Pontryagin’s maximum principle, due to Sakawa and Shindo in the deterministic case and extended to the stochastic setting by Mazliak. We assume that either the volatility is an affine function of the state, or the dynamics are linear. We obtain a monotone decrease of … Read more

On the convergence rate of an inexact proximal point algorithm for quasiconvex minimization on Hadamard manifolds

In this paper we present a rate of convergence analysis of an inexact proximal point algorithm to solve minimization problems for quasiconvex objective functions on Hadamard manifolds. We prove that under natural assumptions the sequence generated by the algorithm converges linearly or superlinearly to a critical point of the problem. Article Download View On the … Read more