Computing closest stable non-negative matrices

Problem of finding the closest stable matrix for a dynamical system has many applications. It is well studied both for continuous and discrete-time systems, and the corresponding optimization problems are formulated for various matrix norms. As a rule, non-convexity of these formulations does not allow finding their global solutions. In this paper, we analyze positive … Read more

Optimizing the Spectral Radius

We suggest an approach for finding the maximal and the minimal spectral radius of linear operators from a given compact family of operators, which share a common invariant cone (e.g. for a family of nonnegative matrices). In case of families with so-called product structure, this leads to efficient algorithms for optimizing the spectral radius and … Read more