Linearized Alternating Direction Method of Multipliers via Positive-Indefinite Proximal Regularization for Convex Programming

The alternating direction method of multipliers (ADMM) is being widely used for various convex minimization models with separable structures arising in a variety of areas. In the literature, the proximalversion of ADMM which allows ADMM’s subproblems to be proximally regularized has been well studied. Particularly the linearized version of ADMM can be yielded when the … Read more

Polynomial Time Algorithms and Extended Formulations for Unit Commitment Problems

Recently increasing penetration of renewable energy generation brings challenges for power system operators to perform efficient power generation daily scheduling, due to the intermittent nature of the renewable generation and discrete decisions of each generation unit. Among all aspects to be considered, unit commitment polytope is fundamental and embedded in the models at different stages … Read more

An inexact potential reduction method for linear programming

A class of interior point methods using inexact directions is analysed. The linear system arising in interior point methods for linear programming is reformulated such that the solution is less sensitive to perturbations in the right-hand side. For the new system an implementable condition is formulated that controls the relative error in the solution. Based … Read more

An inexact dual logarithmic barrier method for solving sparse semidefinite programs

A dual logarithmic barrier method for solving large, sparse semidefinite programs is proposed in this paper. The method avoids any explicit use of the primal variable X and therefore is well-suited to problems with a sparse dual matrix S. It relies on inexact Newton steps in dual space which are computed by the conjugate gradient … Read more

Convex Relaxations for Quadratic On/Off Constraints and Applications to Optimal Transmission Switching

This paper studies mixed-integer nonlinear programs featuring disjunctive constraints and trigonometric functions. We first characterize the convex hull of univariate quadratic on/off constraints in the space of original variables using perspective functions. We then introduce new tight quadratic relaxations for trigonometric functions featuring variables with asymmetrical bounds. These results are used to further tighten recent … Read more

Adjustable Robust Optimization via Fourier-Motzkin Elimination

We demonstrate how adjustable robust optimization (ARO) problems with fixed recourse can be casted as static robust optimization problems via Fourier-Motzkin elimination (FME). Through the lens of FME, we characterize the structures of the optimal decision rules for a broader class of ARO problems. A scheme based on a blending of classical FME and a … Read more

A Two-Stage Active-Set Algorithm for Bound-Constrained Optimization

In this paper, we describe a two-stage method for solving optimization problems with bound constraints. It combines the active-set estimate described in [Facchinei and Lucidi, 1995] with a modification of the non-monotone line search framework recently proposed in [De Santis et al., 2012]. In the first stage, the algorithm exploits a property of the active-set … Read more

Random permutations fix a worst case for cyclic coordinate descent

Variants of the coordinate descent approach for minimizing a nonlinear function are distinguished in part by the order in which coordinates are considered for relaxation. Three common orderings are cyclic (CCD), in which we cycle through the components of $x$ in order; randomized (RCD), in which the component to update is selected randomly and independently … Read more

Facets for Node-Capacitated Multicut Polytopes from Path-Block Cycles with Two Common Nodes

A path-block cycle is a graph that consists of several cycles that all intersect in a common subset of nodes. The associated path-block-cycle inequalities are valid, and sometimes facet-defining, inequalities for polytopes in connection with graph partitioning problems and corresponding multicut problems. Special cases of the inequalities were introduced by De Souza & Laurent (1995) … Read more

Step lengths in BFGS method for monotone gradients

In this paper, we consider how to directly apply the BFGS method to finding a zero point of any given monotone gradient and thus suggest new conditions to locate the corresponding step lengths. The suggested conditions involve curvature condition and merely use gradients’ computations. Furthermore, they can guarantee convergence without any other restrictions. Finally, preliminary … Read more