A sequential quadratic optimization algorithm for minimizing an objective function defined by an expectation subject to nonlinear inequality and equality constraints is proposed, analyzed, and tested. The context of interest is when it is tractable to evaluate constraint function and derivative values in each iteration, but it is intractable to evaluate the objective function or its derivatives in any iteration, and instead an algorithm can only make use of stochastic objective gradient estimates. Under loose assumptions, including that the gradient estimates are unbiased, the algorithm is proved to possess convergence guarantees in expectation. The results of numerical experiments are presented to demonstrate that the proposed algorithm can outperform an alternative approach that relies on the ability to compute more accurate gradient estimates.

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