A second-order optimality condition with first- and second-order complementarity associated with global convergence of algorithms

We develop a new notion of second-order complementarity with respect to the tangent subspace related to second-order necessary optimality conditions by the introduction of so-called tangent multipliers. We prove that around a local minimizer, a second-order stationarity residual can be driven to zero while controlling the growth of Lagrange multipliers and tangent multipliers, which gives … Read more

Solving Linear Programs with Complementarity Constraints using Branch-and-Cut

A linear program with linear complementarity constraints (LPCC) requires the minimization of a linear objective over a set of linear constraints together with additional linear complementarity constraints. This class has emerged as a modeling paradigm for a broad collection of problems, including bilevel programs, Stackelberg games, inverse quadratic programs, and problems involving equilibrium constraints. The … Read more

Quadratic regularization with cubic descent for unconstrained optimization

Cubic-regularization and trust-region methods with worst case first-order complexity $O(\varepsilon^{-3/2})$ and worst-case second-order complexity $O(\varepsilon^{-3})$ have been developed in the last few years. In this paper it is proved that the same complexities are achieved by means of a quadratic regularization method with a cubic sufficient-descent condition instead of the more usual predicted-reduction based descent. … Read more

Combining Penalty-based and Gauss-Seidel Methods for solving Stochastic Mixed-Integer Problems

In this paper, we propose a novel decomposition approach for mixed-integer stochastic programming (SMIP) problems that is inspired by the combination of penalty-based Lagrangian and block Gauss-Seidel methods (PBGS). In this sense, PBGS is developed such that the inherent decomposable structure that SMIPs present can be exploited in a computationally efficient manner. The performance of … Read more

Tighter MIP Models for Barge Container Ship Routing

This paper addresses the problem of optimal planning of a line for a barge container shipping company. Given estimated weekly splittable demands between pairs of ports and bounds for the turnaround time, our goal is to determine the subset of ports to be called and the amount of containers to be shipped between each pair … Read more

Novel formulations for general and security Stackelberg games

In this paper we analyze general Stackelberg games (SGs) and Stackelberg security games (SSGs). SGs are hierarchical adversarial games where players select actions or strategies to optimize their payoffs in a sequential manner. SSGs are a type of SGs that arise in security applications, where the strategies of the player that acts first consist in … Read more

A Spatial Branch-and-Cut Method for Nonconvex QCQP with Bounded Complex Variables

We develop a spatial branch-and-cut approach for nonconvex Quadratically Constrained Quadratic Programs with bounded complex variables (CQCQP). Linear valid inequalities are added at each node of the search tree to strengthen semidefinite programming relaxations of CQCQP. These valid inequalities are derived from the convex hull description of a nonconvex set of $2 \times 2$ positive … Read more

On the local convergence analysis of the Gradient Sampling method

The Gradient Sampling method is a recently developed tool for solving unconstrained nonsmooth optimization problems. Using just first order information about the objective function, it generalizes the steepest descent method, one of the most classical methods to minimize a smooth function. This manuscript aims at determining under which circumstances one can expect the same local … Read more

Error bounds for nonlinear semidefinite optimization

In this paper, error bounds for nonlinear semidefinite optimization problem is considered. We assume the second order sufficient condition, the strict complementarity condition and the MFCQ condition at the KKT point. The nondegeneracy condition is not assumed in this paper. Therefore the Jacobian operator of the equality part of the KKT conditions is not assumed … Read more

A general double-proximal gradient algorithm for d.c. programming

The possibilities of exploiting the special structure of d.c. programs, which consist of optimizing the difference of convex functions, are currently more or less limited to variants of the DCA proposed by Pham Dinh Tao and Le Thi Hoai An in 1997. These assume that either the convex or the concave part, or both, are … Read more