A sparse optimization approach for energy-efficient timetabling in metro railway systems

In this paper we propose a sparse optimization approach to maximize the utilization of regenerative energy produced by baking trains for energy-efficient timetabling in metro railway systems. By introducing the cardinality function and the square of the Euclidean norm function as the objective function, the resulting sparse optimization model can characterize the utilization of the … Read more

Sparse Recovery on Euclidean Jordan Algebras

We consider the sparse recovery problem on Euclidean Jordan algebra (SREJA), which includes sparse signal recovery and low-rank symmetric matrix recovery as special cases. We introduce the restricted isometry property, null space property (NSP), and $s$-goodness for linear transformations in $s$-sparse element recovery on Euclidean Jordan algebra (SREJA), all of which provide sufficient conditions for … Read more

S-semigoodness for Low-Rank Semidefinite Matrix Recovery

We extend and characterize the concept of $s$-semigoodness for a sensing matrix in sparse nonnegative recovery (proposed by Juditsky , Karzan and Nemirovski [Math Program, 2011]) to the linear transformations in low-rank semidefinite matrix recovery. We show that s-semigoodness is not only a necessary and sufficient condition for exact $s$-rank semidefinite matrix recovery by a … Read more

{0.5}$ Regularization Methods and Fixed Point Algorithms for Affine Rank Minimization Problems

The affine rank minimization problem is to minimize the rank of a matrix under linear constraints. It has many applications in various areas such as statistics, control, system identification and machine learning. Unlike the literatures which use the nuclear norm or the general Schatten $q~(0

Lowest-rank Solutions of Continuous and Discrete Lyapunov Equations over Symmetric Cone

The low-rank solutions of continuous and discrete Lyapunov equations are of great importance but generally difficult to achieve in control system analysis and design. Fortunately, Mesbahi and Papavassilopoulos [On the rank minimization problems over a positive semidefinite linear matrix inequality, IEEE Trans. Auto. Control, Vol. 42, No. 2 (1997), 239-243] showed that with the semidefinite … Read more

The Nonnegative $ Norm Minimization under Generalized hBcmatrix Measurement

In this paper, we consider the $l_0$ norm minimization problem with linear equation and nonnegativity constraints. By introducing the concept of generalized $Z$-matrix for a rectangular matrix, we show that this $l_0$ norm minimization with such a kind of measurement matrices and nonnegative observations can be exactly solved via the corresponding $l_p$ ($0

Simultaneous approximation of multi-criteria submodular function maximization

Recently there has been intensive interest on approximation of the NP-hard submodular maximization problem due to their theoretical and practical significance. In this work, we extend this line of research by focusing on the simultaneous approximation of multiple submodular function maximization. We address existence and nonexistence results for both deterministic and randomized approximation when the … Read more

Improved approximation algorithms for the facility location problems with linear/submodular penalty

We consider the facility location problem with submodular penalty (FLPSP) and the facility location problem with linear penalty (FLPLP), two extensions of the classical facility location problem (FLP). First, we introduce a general algorithmic framework for a class of covering problems with submodular penalty, extending the recent result of Geunes et al. [12] with linear … Read more