An Integer L-shaped algorithm for the vehicle routing problem with time windows and stochastic demands

This paper addresses the vehicle routing problem with time windows and stochastic demands (VRPTWSD). The problem is modeled as a two-stage stochastic program with recourse, in which routes are designed in the first stage and executed in the second. In this configuration, a failure can occur if the load of the vehicle is insufficient to … Read more

Novel formulations for general and security Stackelberg games

In this paper we analyze general Stackelberg games (SGs) and Stackelberg security games (SSGs). SGs are hierarchical adversarial games where players select actions or strategies to optimize their payoffs in a sequential manner. SSGs are a type of SGs that arise in security applications, where the strategies of the player that acts first consist in … Read more

A CONSTRUCTIVE HEURISTIC FOR THE INTEGRATED INVENTORY-DISTRIBUTION PROBLEM

We study the integrated inventory distribution problem which is concerned with multiperiod inventory holding, backlogging, and vehicle routing decisions for a set of customers who receive units of a single item from a depot with infinite supply. We consider an environment in which the demand at each customer is deterministic and relatively small compared to … Read more

Behavioral Measures and their Correlation with IPM Iteration Counts on Semi-Definite Programming Problems

We study four measures of problem instance behavior that might account for the observed differences in interior-point method (IPM) iterations when these methods are used to solve semidefinite programming (SDP) problem instances: (i) an aggregate geometry measure related to the primal and dual feasible regions (aspect ratios) and norms of the optimal solutions, (ii) the … Read more

Robust Capacity Expansion of Transit Networks

In this paper we present a methodology to decide capacity expansions for a transit network that finds a robust solution with respect to the uncertainty in demands and travel times. We show that solving for a robust solution is a computationally tractable problem under conditions that are reasonable for a transportation system. For example, the … Read more

On an Extension of Condition Number Theory to Non-Conic Convex Optimization

The purpose of this paper is to extend, as much as possible, the modern theory of condition numbers for conic convex optimization: z_* := min_x {c’x | Ax-b \in C_Y, x \in C_X }, to the more general non-conic format: (GP_d): z_* := min_x {c’x | Ax-b \in C_Y, x \in P}, where P is … Read more

Computational Experience and the Explanatory Value of Condition Numbers for Linear Optimization

The goal of this paper is to develop some computational experience and test the practical relevance of the theory of condition numbers C(d) for linear optimization, as applied to problem instances that one might encounter in practice. We used the NETLIB suite of linear optimization problems as a test bed for condition number computation and … Read more