On the computation of $C^*$ certificates

The cone of completely positive matrices $C^*$ is the convex hull of all symmetric rank-1-matrices $xx^T$ with nonnegative entries. Determining whether a given matrix $B$ is completely positive is an $\cal NP$-complete problem. We examine a simple algorithm which — for a given input $B$ — either determines a certificate proving that $B\in C^*$ or … Read more