Sensitivity Analysis in Dantzig-Wolfe Decomposition

Dantzig-Wolfe decomposition is a well-known classical method for solving huge linear optimization problems with a block-angular structure. The most computationally expensive process in the method is pricing: solving block subproblems for a dual variable to produce new columns. Therefore, when we want to solve a slightly perturbated problem in which the block-angular structure is preserved … Read more

Cutting plane reusing methods for multiple dual optimizations

We consider solving a group of dual optimization problems that share a core structure: Every primal problem of the group is obtained by the right-hand side variation of constraints in the original primal problem, while the other core part of the original primal problem, such as the objective and the left-hand side of the constraints, … Read more

Positive semidefinite matrix approximation with a trace constraint

We propose an efficient algorithm to solve positive a semidefinite matrix approximation problem with a trace constraint. Without constraints, it is well known that positive semidefinite matrix approximation problem can be easily solved by one-time eigendecomposition of a symmetric matrix. In this paper, we confirmed that one-time eigendecomposition is also sufficient even if a trace … Read more

A primal-dual interior point method for nonlinear semidefinite programming

In this paper, we consider a primal-dual interior point method for solving nonlinear semidefinite programming problems. By combining the primal barrier penalty function and the primal-dual barrier function, a new primal-dual merit function is proposed within the framework of the line search strategy. We show the global convergence property of our method. Finally some numerical … Read more