The extreme rays of the \times6$ copositive cone

We provide a complete classification of the extreme rays of the $6 \times 6$ copositive cone ${\cal COP}^6$. We proceed via a coarse intermediate classification of the possible minimal zero support set of an exceptional extremal matrix $A \in {\cal COP}^6$. To each such minimal zero support set we construct a stratified semi-algebraic manifold in … Read more

Generating irreducible copositive matrices using the stable set problem

In this paper it is considered how graphs can be used to generate copositive matrices, and necessary and sufficient conditions are given for these generated matrices to then be irreducible with respect to the set of positive semidefinite plus nonnegative matrices. This is done through combining the well known copositive formulation of the stable set … Read more

Erratum to: On the DJL conjecture for order 6

In this note an erratum is provided to the article “On the DJL conjecture for order 6” by Naomi Shaked-Monderer, published in Operators and Matrices 11(1), 2017, 71–88. We will demonstrate and correct two errors in this article. The first error is in the statement of a proposition, which omits a certain category of extreme … Read more

A fresh CP look at mixed-binary QPs: New formulations and relaxations

Triggered by Burer’s seminal characterization from 2009, many copositive (CP) reformulations of mixed-binary QPs have been discussed by now. Most of them can be used as proper relaxations, if the intractable co(mpletely )positive cones are replaced by tractable approximations. While the widely used approximation hierarchies have the disadvantage to use positive-semidefinite (psd) matrices of orders … Read more

Considering Copositivity Locally

Let $A$ be an element of the copositive cone $\mathcal{COP}^n$. A zero $\mathbf{u}$ of $A$ is a nonnegative vector whose elements sum up to one and such that $\mathbf{u}^TA\mathbf{u} = 0$. The support of $\mathbf{u}$ is the index set $\mathrm{supp}\mathbf{u} \subset \{1,\dots,n\}$ corresponding to the nonzero entries of $\mathbf{u}$. A zero $\mathbf{u}$ of $A$ is … Read more

A new approximation hierarchy for polynomial conic optimization

In this paper we consider polynomial conic optimization problems, where the feasible set is defined by constraints in the form of given polynomial vectors belonging to given nonempty closed convex cones, and we assume that all the feasible solutions are nonnegative. This family of problems captures in particular polynomial optimization problems, polynomial semidefinite polynomial optimization … Read more

On a generalization of Pólya’s and Putinar-Vasilescu’s Positivstellensätze

In this paper we provide a generalization of two well-known positivstellensätze, namely the positivstellensatz from Pólya [Georg Pólya. Über positive darstellung von polynomen vierteljschr. In Naturforsch. Ges. Zürich, 73: 141-145, 1928] and the positivestellensatz from Putinar and Vasilescu [Mihai Putinar and Florian-Horia Vasilescu. Positive polynomials on semialgebraic sets. Comptes Rendus de l’Académie des Sciences – … Read more

Erratum to: On the set-semidefinite representation of nonconvex quadratic programs over arbitrary feasible sets” [Optim. Letters, 2012]

In this paper, an erratum is provided to the article “\emph{On the set-semidefinite representation of nonconvex quadratic programs over arbitrary feasible sets}”, published in Optim.\ Letters, 2012. Due to precise observation of the first author, it has been found that the proof of Lemma 9 has a nontrivial gap, and consequently the main result (Theorem … Read more

On the Exhaustivity of Simplicial Partitioning

During the last 40 years, simplicial partitioning has shown itself to be highly useful, including in the field of Nonlinear Optimisation. In this article, we consider results on the exhaustivity of simplicial partitioning schemes. We consider conjectures on this exhaustivity which seem at first glance to be true (two of which have been stated as … Read more

Moment approximations for set-semidefinite polynomials

The set of polynomials which are nonnegative over a subset of the nonnegative orthant (we call them set semidefinite) have many uses in optimization. A common example of this type of set is the set of copositive matrices, where effectively we are considering nonnegativity over the entire nonnegative orthant and we limit the polynomials to … Read more