An Adaptive Primal-Dual Warm-Start Technique for Quadratic Multiobjective Optimization

We present a new primal-dual algorithm for convex quadratic multicriteria optimization. The algorithm is able to adaptively refine the approximation to the set of efficient points by way of a warm-start interior-point scalarization approach. Results of this algorithm when applied on a three-criteria real-world power plant optimization problem are reported, thereby illustrating the feasibility of … Read more

Efficient Evaluation of Polynomials and Their Partial Derivatives in Homotopy Continuation Methods

The aim of this paper is to study how efficiently we evaluate a system of multivariate polynomials and their partial derivatives in homotopy continuation methods. Our major tool is an extension of the Hornor scheme, which is popular in evaluating a univariate polynomial, to a multivariate polynomial. But the extension is not unique, and there … Read more

Fast computation of the leastcore and prenucleolus of cooperative games

The computation of leastcore and prenucleolus is an efficient way of allocating a common resource among N players. It has, however, the drawback being a linear programming problem with 2^N-2 constraints. In this paper we show how, in the case of convex production games, generate constraints by solving small size linear programming problems, with both … Read more

A Path to the Arrow-Debreu Competitive Market Equilibrium

We present polynomial-time interior-point algorithms for solving the Fisher and Arrow-Debreu competitive market equilibrium problems with linear utilities and $n$ players. Both of them have the arithmetic operation complexity bound of $O(n^4\log(1/\epsilon))$ for computing an $\epsilon$-equilibrium solution. If the problem data are rational numbers and their bit-length is $L$, then the bound to generate an … Read more

A Note on Exchange Market Equilibria with Leontief’s Utility: Freedom of Pricing Leads to Rationality

We extend the analysis of [27] to handling more general utility functions: piece-wise linear functions, which include Leontief’s utility. We show that the problem reduces to the general analytic center model discussed in [27]. Thus, the same linear programming complexity bound applies to approximating the Fisher equilibrium problem with these utilities. More importantly, we show … Read more

Improved bounds for the symmetric rendezvous search problem on the line

A notorious open problem in the field of rendezvous search is to decide the rendezvous value of the symmetric rendezvous search problem on the line, when the initial distance apart between the two players is 2. We show that the symmetric rendezvous value is within the interval (4.1520, 4.2574), which considerably improves the previous best … Read more

New Korkin-Zolotarev Inequalities

Korkin and Zolotarev showed that if $$\sum_i A_i(x_i-\sum_{j>i} \alpha_{ij}x_j)^2$$ is the Lagrange expansion of a Korkin–Zolotarev reduced positive definite quadratic form, then $A_{i+1}\geq \frac{3}{4} A_i$ and $A_{i+2}\geq \frac{2}{3}A_i$. They showed that the implied bound $A_{5}\geq \frac{4}{9}A_1$ is not attained by any KZ-reduced form. We propose a method to optimize numerically over the set of Lagrange … Read more

On Rates of Convergence for Stochastic Optimization Problems Under Non-I.I.D. Sampling

In this paper we discuss the issue of solving stochastic optimization problems by means of sample average approximations. Our focus is on rates of convergence of estimators of optimal solutions and optimal values with respect to the sample size. This is a well-studied problem in case the samples are independent and identically distributed (i.e., when … Read more

Nonserial dynamic programming and local decomposition algorithms in discrete programming

One of perspective ways to exploit sparsity in the dependency graph of an optimization problem as J.N. Hooker stressed is nonserial dynamic programming (NSDP) which allows to compute solution in stages, each of them uses results from previous stages. The class of discrete optimization problems with the block-tree-structure matrix of constraints is considered. Nonserial dynamic … Read more

New solution approaches to the general single machine earliness-tardiness problem

This paper addresses the general single-machine earliness-tardiness problem with distinct release dates, due dates, and unit costs. The aim of this research is to obtain an exact nonpreemptive solution in which machine idle time is allowed. In a hybrid approach, we formulate and then solve the problem using dynamic programming (DP) while incorporating techniques from … Read more