Two-stage and Lagrangian Dual Decision Rules for Multistage Adaptive Robust Optimization

In this work, we design primal and dual bounding methods for multistage adaptive robust optimization (MSARO) problems by adapting two decision rules rooted in the stochastic programming literature. This approach approximates the primal and dual formulations of an MSARO problem with two-stage models. From the primal perspective, this is achieved by applying two-stage decision rules … Read more

Decomposition-based approaches for a class of two-stage robust binary optimization problems

In this paper, we study a class of two-stage robust binary optimization problems with objective uncertainty where recourse decisions are restricted to be mixed-binary. For these problems, we present a deterministic equivalent formulation through the convexification of the recourse feasible region. We then explore this formulation under the lens of a relaxation, showing that the … Read more

Bulk Ship Fleet Renewal and Deployment under Uncertainty: A Multi-Stage Stochastic Programming Approach

We study a maritime fleet renewal and deployment problem under demand and charter cost uncertainty. A decision-maker for an industrial bulk shipping company must determine a suitable fleet size, mix, and deployment strategy to satisfy stochastic demand over a given planning horizon. She may acquire vessels in two ways: time chartering and voyage chartering. Time … Read more

On the Polyhedral Structure of Two-Level Lot-Sizing Problems with Supplier Selection

In this paper, we study a two-level lot-sizing problem with supplier selection (LSS). This NP-hard problem arises in different production planning and supply chain management applications. We first present a dynamic programming algorithm for LSS that is polynomial when the number of plants is fixed. We use this algorithm to describe the convex hull of … Read more