A GSS method for oblique l_1 Procrustes problems

We propose a Generating Search Set method for solving the oblique l_1 Procrustes problem. Implementative details, algorithmic choices and theoretical properties of the method are discussed. The results of some numerical experiments are reported. Citation in Applied and Industrial Mathematics in Italy III – Proceedings of the 9th Conference SIMAI, De Bernardis et. Al. (eds), … Read more

Generating set search methods for piecewise smooth problems

We consider a direct search approach for solving nonsmooth minimization problems where the objective function is locally Lipschitz continuous and piecewise continuously differentiable on a finite family of polyhedra. A generating set search method is proposed, which is named “structured” because the structure of the set of nondifferentiability near the current iterate is exploited to … Read more

Pattern Search Method for Discrete L_1 – Approximation

We propose a pattern search method to solve a classical nonsmooth optimization problem. In a deep analogy with pattern search methods for linear constrained optimization, the set of search directions at each iteration is defined in such a way that it conforms to the local geometry of the set of points of nondifferentiability near the … Read more