Mean–variance portfolio optimization with shrinkage estimation for recommender systems

This paper is concerned with a mean-variance portfolio optimization model with cardinality constraint for generating high-quality lists of recommendations. It is usually difficult to accurately estimate the rating covariance matrix required for mean-variance portfolio optimization because of a shortage of observed user ratings. To improve the accuracy of covariance matrix estimation, we apply shrinkage estimation … Read more

Prescriptive price optimization using optimal regression trees

This paper focuses on prescriptive price optimization, which derives the optimal pricing strategy that maximizes future revenue or profit by using demand forecasting models for multiple products. Prescriptive price optimization requires accurate demand forecasting models because the accuracy of these models has a direct impact on pricing strategies aimed at increasing revenue or profit. However, … Read more

Cutting-plane algorithm for sparse estimation of the Cox proportional-hazards model

Survival analysis is a family of statistical methods for analyzing event occurrence times. In this paper, we address the mixed-integer optimization approach to sparse estimation of the Cox proportional-hazards model for survival analysis. Specifically, we propose a high-performance cutting-plane algorithm based on reformulation of bilevel optimization for sparse estimation. This algorithm solves the upper-level problem … Read more

Linear Control Policies for Online Vehicle Relocation in Shared Mobility Systems

In one-way station-based shared mobility systems, where system users share vehicles for making trips between vehicle stations, the accumulation of one-way trips inevitably causes vehicle imbalances between stations. To correct these imbalances, we focus on the effective use of linear control policies for calculating online vehicle relocations from a history of user trips. Our scenario-based … Read more

Branch-and-bound Algorithm for Optimal Sparse Canonical Correlation Analysis

Canonical correlation analysis (CCA) is a family of multivariate statistical methods for extracting mutual information contained in multiple datasets. To improve the interpretability of CCA, here we focus on the mixed-integer optimization (MIO) approach to sparse estimation. This approach was first proposed for sparse linear regression in the 1970s, but it has recently received renewed … Read more

Sparse Poisson regression via mixed-integer optimization

We present a mixed-integer optimization (MIO) approach to sparse Poisson regression. The MIO approach to sparse linear regression was first proposed in the 1970s, but has recently received renewed attention due to advances in optimization algorithms and computer hardware. In contrast to many sparse estimation algorithms, the MIO approach has the advantage of finding the … Read more

Dynamic Portfolio Selection with Linear Control Policies for Coherent Risk Minimization

This paper is concerned with a linear control policy for dynamic portfolio selection. We develop this policy by incorporating time-series behaviors of asset returns on the basis of coherent risk minimization. Analyzing the dual form of our optimization model, we demonstrate that the investment performance of linear control policies is directly connected to the intertemporal … Read more

Stochastic Discrete First-order Algorithm for Feature Subset Selection

This paper addresses the problem of selecting a significant subset of candidate features to use for multiple linear regression. Bertsimas et al. (2016) recently proposed the discrete first-order (DFO) algorithm to efficiently find near-optimal solutions to this problem. However, this algorithm is unable to escape from locally optimal solutions. To resolve this, we propose a … Read more

Multi-objective optimization models for many-to-one matching problems

This paper is concerned with many-to-one matching problems for assigning residents to hospitals according to their preferences. The stable matching model aims at finding a stable matching, and the assignment game model involves maximizing the total utility; however, these two objectives are incompatible in general. We also focus on a situation where there are predetermined … Read more

Best Subset Selection via Cross-validation Criterion

This paper is concerned with the cross-validation criterion for best subset selection in a linear regression model. In contrast with the use of statistical criteria (e.g., Mallows’ $C_p$, AIC, BIC, and various information criteria), the cross-validation only requires the mild assumptions, namely, samples are identically distributed, and training and validation samples are independent. For this … Read more