A relaxed interior point method for low-rank semidefinite programming problems with applications to matrix completion

A new relaxed variant of interior point method for low-rank semidefinite programming problems is proposed in this paper. The method is a step outside of the usual interior point framework. In anticipation to converging to a low-rank primal solution, a special nearly low-rank form of all primal iterates is imposed. To accommodate such a (restrictive) … Read more

Mathematical models for stable matching problems with ties and incomplete lists

We present new integer linear programming (ILP) models for NP-hard optimisation problems in instances of the Stable Marriage problem with Ties and Incomplete lists (SMTI) and its many-to-one generalisation, the Hospitals / Residents problem with Ties (HRT). These models can be used to efficiently solve these optimisation problems when applied to (i) instances derived from … Read more

Global Solutions of Nonconvex Standard Quadratic Programs via Mixed Integer Linear Programming Reformulations

A standard quadratic program is an optimization problem that consists of minimizing a (nonconvex) quadratic form over the unit simplex. We focus on reformulating a standard quadratic program as a mixed integer linear programming problem. We propose two alternative mixed integer linear programming formulations. Our first formulation is based on casting a standard quadratic program … Read more

Implementation of an Interior Point Method with Basis Preconditioning

The implementation of a linear programming interior point solver is described that is based on iterative linear algebra. The linear systems are preconditioned by a basis matrix, which is updated from one interior point iteration to the next to bound the entries in a certain tableau matrix. The update scheme is based on simplex-type pivot … Read more

Quasi-Newton approaches to Interior Point Methods for quadratic problems

Interior Point Methods (IPM) rely on the Newton method for solving systems of nonlinear equations. Solving the linear systems which arise from this approach is the most computationally expensive task of an interior point iteration. If, due to problem’s inner structure, there are special techniques for efficiently solving linear systems, IPMs enjoy fast convergence and … Read more

The robust vehicle routing problem with time windows: compact formulation and branch-price-and-cut method

We address the robust vehicle routing problem with time windows (RVRPTW) under customer demand and travel time uncertainties. As presented thus far in the literature, robust counterparts of standard formulations have challenged general-purpose optimization solvers and specialized branch-and-cut methods. Hence, optimal solutions have been reported for small-scale instances only. Additionally, although the most successful methods … Read more

Maintaining a Basis Matrix in the Linear Programming Interior Point Method

To precondition the normal equation system from the linear programming (LP) interior point method, basis preconditioners choose a basis matrix dependent on column scaling factors. Two criteria for choosing the basis matrix are compared which yield a maximum volume or maximum weight basis. Finding a maximum volume basis requires a combinatorial effort, but it gives … Read more

Permuting Spiked Matrices to Triangular Form and its Application to the Forrest-Tomlin Update

This paper is concerned with the problem of permuting a spiked matrix to triangular form. A spiked matrix results from changing one column or one row in a triangular matrix. In this paper we focus on changing one column in an upper triangular matrix. Spiked matrices arise in updating the LU factors of a matrix … Read more

An inexact dual logarithmic barrier method for solving sparse semidefinite programs

A dual logarithmic barrier method for solving large, sparse semidefinite programs is proposed in this paper. The method avoids any explicit use of the primal variable X and therefore is well-suited to problems with a sparse dual matrix S. It relies on inexact Newton steps in dual space which are computed by the conjugate gradient … Read more

An inexact potential reduction method for linear programming

A class of interior point methods using inexact directions is analysed. The linear system arising in interior point methods for linear programming is reformulated such that the solution is less sensitive to perturbations in the right-hand side. For the new system an implementable condition is formulated that controls the relative error in the solution. Based … Read more