On Inexact Accelerated Proximal Gradient Methods with Relative Error Rules

One of the most popular and important first-order iterations that provides optimal complexity of the classical proximal gradient method (PGM) is the “Fast Iterative Shrinkage/Thresholding Algorithm” (FISTA). In this paper, two inexact versions of FISTA for minimizing the sum of two convex functions are studied. The proposed schemes inexactly solve their subproblems by using relative … Read more

Noisy Euclidean distance realization: robust facial reduction and the Pareto frontier

We present two algorithms for large-scale low-rank Euclidean distance matrix completion problems, based on semidefinite optimization. Our first method works by relating cliques in the graph of the known distances to faces of the positive semidefinite cone, yielding a combinatorial procedure that is provably robust and parallelizable. Our second algorithm is a first order method … Read more

Explicit Sensor Network Localization using Semidefinite Representations and Facial Reductions

The sensor network localization, SNL, problem in embedding dimension r, consists of locating the positions of wireless sensors, given only the distances between sensors that are within radio range and the positions of a subset of the sensors (called anchors). Current solution techniques relax this problem to a weighted, nearest, (positive) semidefinite programming, SDP, completion … Read more

Sensor Network Localization, Euclidean Distance Matrix Completions, and Graph Realization

We study Semidefinite Programming, \SDPc relaxations for Sensor Network Localization, \SNLc with anchors and with noisy distance information. The main point of the paper is to view \SNL as a (nearest) Euclidean Distance Matrix, \EDM, completion problem and to show the advantages for using this latter, well studied model. We first show that the current … Read more

Robust Semidefinite Programming Approaches for Sensor Network Localization with Anchors

We derive a robust primal-dual interior-point algorithm for a semidefinite programming, SDP, relaxation for sensor localization with anchors and with noisy distance information. The relaxation is based on finding a Euclidean Distance Matrix, EDM, that is nearest in the Frobenius norm for the known noisy distances and that satisfies given upper and lower bounds on … Read more