A Bilevel Direct Search Method for Leader-Follower Optimization Problems and Applications

In the paper, we propose a bilevel direct search method for solving a type of leader-follower problems with each decision maker’s objective being a “black-box” function. First, we give a description for a leader-follower optimization problem. Then, we investigate a bilevel direct search method including two algorithms for combinatorially solving the upper and lower level … Read more

Stability Analysis of Two Stage Stochastic Mathematical Programs with Complementarity Constraints via NLP-Regularization

This paper presents numerical approximation schemes for a two stage stochastic programming problem where the second stage problem has a general nonlinear complementarity constraint: first, the complementarity constraint is approximated by a parameterized system of inequalities with a well-known regularization approach (SIOPT, Vol.11, 918-936) in deterministic mathematical programs with equilibrium constraints; the distribution of the … Read more