A primal-dual interior-point algorithm for nonsymmetric exponential-cone optimization.

A new primal-dual interior-point algorithm applicable to nonsymmetric conic optimization is proposed. It is a generalization of the famous algorithm suggested by Nesterov and Todd for the symmetric conic case, and uses primal-dual scalings for nonsymmetric cones proposed by Tuncel. We specialize Tuncel’s primal-dual scalings for the important case of 3 dimensional exponential-cones, resulting in … Read more

Solving conic optimization problems via self-dual embedding and facial reduction: a unified approach

We establish connections between the facial reduction algorithm of Borwein and Wolkowicz and the self-dual homogeneous model of Goldman and Tucker when applied to conic optimization problems. Specifically, we show the self-dual homogeneous model returns facial reduction certificates when it fails to return a primal-dual optimal solution or a certificate of infeasibility. Using this observation, … Read more

Warmstarting the Homogeneous and Self-Dual Interior Point Method for Linear and Conic Quadratic Problems

We present two strategies for warmstarting primal-dual interior point methods for the homogeneous self-dual model when applied to mixed linear and quadratic conic optimization problems. Common to both strategies is their use of only the final (optimal) iterate of the initial problem and their negligible computational cost. This is a major advantage when comparing to … Read more

On exploiting structure induced when modelling an intersection of cones in conic optimization

Conic optimization is the problem of optimizing a linear function over an intersection of an affine linear manifold with the Cartesian product of convex cones. However, many real world conic models involves an intersection rather than the product of two or more cones. It is easy to deal with an intersection of one or more … Read more

On implementing a primal-dual interior-point method for conic quadratic optimization

Conic quadratic optimization is the problem of minimizing a linear function subject to the intersection of an affine set and the product of quadratic cones. The problem is a convex optimization problem and has numerous applications in engineering, economics, and other areas of science. Indeed, linear and convex quadratic optimization is a special case. Conic … Read more