The exact worst-case convergence rate of the alternating direction method of multipliers

Recently, semidefinite programming performance estimation has been employed as a strong tool for the worst-case performance analysis of first order methods. In this paper, we derive new non-ergodic convergence rates for the alternating direction method of multipliers (ADMM) by using performance estimation. We give some examples which show the exactness of the given bounds. We … Read more

A Generalized Formulation for Group Selection via ADMM

This paper studies a statistical learning model where the model coefficients have a pre-determined non-overlapping group sparsity structure. We consider a combination of a loss function and a regularizer to recover the desired group sparsity patterns, which can embrace many existing works. We analyze the directional stationary solution of the proposed formulation, obtaining a sufficient … Read more

An inexact ADMM with proximal-indefinite term and larger stepsize

In this paper, an inexact Alternating Direction Method of Multipliers (ADMM) has been proposed for solving the two-block separable convex optimization problem subject to linear equality constraints. The first resulting subproblem is solved inexactly under relative error criterion, while another subproblem called regularization problem is solved inexactly by introducing an indefinite proximal term. Meanwhile, the … Read more

ADMM-based Unit and Time Decomposition for Price Arbitrage by Cooperative Price-Maker Electricity Storage Units

Decarbonization via the integration of renewables poses significant challenges for electric power systems, but also creates new market opportunities. Electric energy storage can take advantage of these opportunities while providing flexibility to power systems that can help address these challenges. We propose a solution method for the optimal control of multiple price-maker electric energy storage … Read more

Deriving Solution Value Bounds from the ADMM

This short paper describes a simple subgradient-based techniques for deriving bounds on the optimal solution value when using the ADMM to solve convex optimization problems. The technique requires a bound on the magnitude of some optimal solution vector, but is otherwise completely general. Some computational examples using LASSO problems demonstrate that the technique can produce … Read more

Relative-error inertial-relaxed inexact versions of Douglas-Rachford and ADMM splitting algorithms

This paper derives new inexact variants of the Douglas-Rachford splitting method for maximal monotone operators and the alternating direction method of multipliers (ADMM) for convex optimization. The analysis is based on a new inexact version of the proximal point algorithm that includes both an inertial step and overrelaxation. We apply our new inexact ADMM method … Read more

On Electricity Market Equilibria with Storage: Modeling, Uniqueness, and a Distributed ADMM

We consider spot-market trading of electricity including storage operators as additional agents besides producers and consumers. Storages allow for shifting produced electricity from one time period to a later one. Due to this, multiple market equilibria may occur even if classical uniqueness assumptions for the case without storages are satisfied. For models containing storage operators, … Read more

An ADMM-Based Interior-Point Method for Large-Scale Linear Programming

In this paper, we propose a new framework to implement interior point method (IPM) in order to solve some very large scale linear programs (LP). Traditional IPMs typically use Newton’s method to approximately solve a subproblem that aims to minimize a log-barrier penalty function at each iteration. Due its connection to Newton’s method, IPM is … Read more

A Fully Distributed Dual Consensus ADMM Based on Partition for DC-OPF with Carbon Emission Trading

This paper presents a novel fully distributed alternating direction method of multipliers (ADMM) approach for solving the direct current optimal power flow with carbon emission trading (DC-OPF-CET) problem. Different from the other ADMM-based distributed approaches which disclosing boundary buses and branches information among adjacent subsystems, our proposed method adopts a new strategy by using ADMM … Read more

Fast Multilevel Algorithms for Compressive Principle Component Pursuit

Recovering a low-rank matrix from highly corrupted measurements arises in compressed sensing of structured high-dimensional signals (e.g., videos and hyperspectral images among others). Robust principal component analysis (RPCA), solved via principal component pursuit (PCP), recovers a low-rank matrix from sparse corruptions that are of unknown value and support by decomposing the observation matrix into two … Read more