Fair stochastic vehicle routing with partial deliveries

A common assumption in the models for the vehicle routing problem with stochastic demands is that all demands must be satisfied. This is achieved by including recourse actions in two-stage stochastic programming formulations or by ensuring with a high probability that all demand fits within the vehicle capacity (chance-constrained formulations). In this work, we relax … Read more

When Deep Learning Meets Polyhedral Theory: A Survey

In the past decade, deep learning became the prevalent methodology for predictive modeling thanks to the remarkable accuracy of deep neural networks in tasks such as computer vision and natural language processing. Meanwhile, the structure of neural networks converged back to simpler representations based on piecewise constant and piecewise linear functions such as the Rectified … Read more

First-Order Methods for Nonsmooth Nonconvex Functional Constrained Optimization with or without Slater Points

Constrained optimization problems where both the objective and constraints may be nonsmooth and nonconvex arise across many learning and data science settings. In this paper, we show a simple first-order method finds a feasible, ϵ-stationary point at a convergence rate of O(ϵ−4) without relying on compactness or Constraint Qualification (CQ). When CQ holds, this convergence is measured by … Read more

A Stochastic-Gradient-based Interior-Point Algorithm for Solving Smooth Bound-Constrained Optimization Problems

A stochastic-gradient-based interior-point algorithm for minimizing a continuously differentiable objective function (that may be nonconvex) subject to bound constraints is presented, analyzed, and demonstrated through experimental results. The algorithm is unique from other interior-point methods for solving smooth (nonconvex) optimization problems since the search directions are computed using stochastic gradient estimates. It is also unique … Read more

A New Inexact Proximal Linear Algorithm with Adaptive Stopping Criteria for Robust Phase Retrieval

This paper considers the robust phase retrieval problem, which can be cast as a nonsmooth and nonconvex optimization problem. We propose a new inexact proximal linear algorithm with the subproblem being solved inexactly. Our contributions are two adaptive stopping criteria for the subproblem. The convergence behavior of the proposed methods is analyzed. Through experiments on … Read more

A minimal face constant rank constraint qualification for reducible conic programming

\(\) In a previous paper [R. Andreani, G. Haeser, L. M. Mito, H. Ramírez, T. P. Silveira. First- and second-order optimality conditions for second-order cone and semidefinite programming under a constant rank condition. Mathematical Programming, 2023. DOI: 10.1007/s10107-023-01942-8] we introduced a constant rank constraint qualification for nonlinear semidefinite and second-order cone programming by considering all … Read more

Differential Privacy via Distributionally Robust Optimization

In recent years, differential privacy has emerged as the de facto standard for sharing statistics of datasets while limiting the disclosure of private information about the involved individuals. This is achieved by randomly perturbing the statistics to be published, which in turn leads to a privacy-accuracy trade-off: larger perturbations provide stronger privacy guarantees, but they … Read more

Multi-model Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes

We propose a new multi-model partially observable Markov decision process (MPOMDP) model to address the issue of model ambiguity in partially observable Markov decision process. Here, model ambiguity is defined as the case where there are multiple credible optimization models with the same structure but different model parameters. The proposed MPOMDP model aims to learn … Read more

A descent method for nonsmooth multiobjective optimization problems on Riemannian manifolds

In this paper, a descent method for nonsmooth multiobjective optimization problems on complete Riemannian manifolds is proposed. The objective functions are only assumed to be locally Lipschitz continuous instead of convexity used in existing methods. A necessary condition for Pareto optimality in Euclidean space is generalized to the Riemannian setting. At every iteration, an acceptable … Read more

Per-RMAP: Feasibility-Seeking and Superiorization Methods for Floorplanning with I/O Assignment

The feasibility-seeking approach provides a systematic scheme to manage and solve complex constraints for continuous problems, and we explore it for the floorplanning problems with increasingly heterogeneous constraints. The classic legality constraints can be formulated as the union of convex sets. However, the convergence of conventional projection-based algorithms is not guaranteed when the constraints sets … Read more