An Efficient Interior-Point Method for Convex Multicriteria Optimization Problems

In multicriteria optimization, several objective functions, conflicting with each other, have to be minimized simultaneously. We propose a new efficient method for approximating the solution set of a multiobjective programming problem, where the objective functions involved are arbitary convex functions and the set of feasible points is convex. The method is based on generating warm-start … Read more

Linear-quadratic control problem with a linear term on semiinfinite interval:theory and applications

We describe a complete solution of the linear-quaratic control problem with the linear term in the objective function on a semiinfinite interval. This problem has important applications to calculation of Nesterov-Todd and other primal-dual directions in infinite-dimensional setting. Citation Technical report, University of Notre Dame, December, 2003 Article Download View Linear-quadratic control problem with a … Read more

Inferring efficient weights from pairwise comparison matrices

Several Multi-Criteria-Decision-Making methodologies assume the existence of weights associated with the different criteria, reflecting their relative importance. One of the most popular ways to infer such weights is the Analytic Hierarchy Process, which constructs first a matrix of pairwise comparisons, from which weights are derived following one out of many existing procedures, such as the … Read more

Envelope Theorems For Finite Choice Sets

This paper is concerned with the study of envelope theorems for finite choice sets. More specifically, we consider the problem of differentiability of the value function arising out of the maximization of a parametrized objective function, when the set of alternatives is non-empty and finite. The parameter is confined to the closed interval [0,1] and … Read more

A Multicriteria Approach to Bilevel Optimization

In this paper we study the relationship between bilevel optimization and bicriteria optimization. Given a bilevel optimization problem, we introduce an order relation such that the optimal solutions of the bilevel problem are the nondominated points with respect to the order relation. In the case where the lower level problem of the bilevel optimization problem … Read more

Stable Sets of Weak Tournaments

The purpose of this paper is to obtain conditions on weak tournaments, which guarantee that every non-empty subset of alternatives admits a stable set. We show that every stable set always contains the core. We also show that there exists a unique stable set for each non-empty subset of alternatives which coincides with its core … Read more

Solving Method for a Class of Bilevel Linear Programming based on Genetic Algorithms

The paper studies and designs an genetic algorithm (GA) of the bilevel linear programming problem (BLPP) by constructing the fitness function of the upper-level programming problem based on the definition of the feasible degree. This GA avoids the use of penalty function to deal with the constraints, by changing the randomly generated initial population into … Read more

Optimality Conditions for Vector Optimization with Set-Valued Maps

Based on near convexity, we introduce the concepts of nearly convexlike set-valued maps and nearly semiconvexlike set-valued maps, give some charaterizations of them, and investigate the relationships between them. Then a Farkas-Minkowski type alternative theorem is shown under the assumption of near semiconvexlikeness. By using the alternative theorem and some other lemmas, we establish necessary … Read more

Constructing Approximations to the Efficient Set of Convex Quadratic Multiobjective Problems

In multicriteria optimization, several objective functions have to be minimized simultaneously. For this kind of problem, no single solution can adequately represent the whole set of optimal points. We propose a new efficient method for approximating the solution set of a convex quadratic multiobjective programming problem. The method is based on a warm-start interior point … Read more

Dynamic Weighted Aggregation for Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimization

Weighted sum based approaches to multiobjective optimization is computationally very efficient. However,they have two main weakness: 1) Only one Pareto solution can be obtained in one run 2) The solutions in the concave part of the Pareto front cannot be obtained. This paper proposes a new theory on multiobjective optimization using weighted aggregation approach. Based … Read more