A Vectorization Scheme for Nonconvex Set Optimization Problems

In this paper, we study a solution approach for set optimization problems with respect to the lower set less relation. This approach can serve as a base for numerically solving set optimization problems by using established solvers from multiobjective optimization. Our strategy consists of deriving a parametric family of multiobjective optimization problems whose optimal solution … Read more

On the Value of Multistage Risk-Averse Stochastic Facility Location With or Without Prioritization

We consider a multiperiod stochastic capacitated facility location problem under uncertain demand and budget in each period. Using a scenario tree representation of the uncertainties, we formulate a multistage stochastic integer program to dynamically locate facilities in each period and compare it with a two-stage approach that determines the facility locations up front. In the … Read more

Beyond Symmetry: Best Submatrix Selection for the Sparse Truncated SVD

Truncated singular value decomposition (SVD), also known as the best low-rank matrix approximation, has been successfully applied to many domains such as biology, healthcare, and others, where high-dimensional datasets are prevalent. To enhance the interpretability of the truncated SVD, sparse SVD (SSVD) is introduced to select a few rows and columns of the original matrix … Read more

Solving set-valued optimization problems using a multiobjective approach

Set-valued optimization using the set approach is a research topic of high interest due to its practical relevance and numerous interdependencies to other fields of optimization. However, it is a very difficult task to solve these optimzation problems even for specific cases. In this paper we study set-valued optimization problems and develop a multiobjective optimization … Read more

An approximation algorithm for multi-objective optimization problems using a box-coverage

For a continuous multi-objective optimization problem, it is usually not a practical approach to compute all its nondominated points because there are infinitely many of them. For this reason, a typical approach is to compute an approximation of the nondominated set. A common technique for this approach is to generate a polyhedron which contains the … Read more

Selective Maximum Coverage and Set Packing

In this paper we introduce the selective maximum coverage and the selective maximum set packing problem and variants of them. Both problems are strongly related to well studied problems such as maximum coverage, set packing, and (bipartite) hypergraph matching. The two problems are given by a collection of subsets of a ground set and index … Read more

Exact and Approximation Algorithms for Sparse PCA

Sparse PCA (SPCA) is a fundamental model in machine learning and data analytics, which has witnessed a variety of application areas such as finance, manufacturing, biology, healthcare. To select a prespecified-size principal submatrix from a covariance matrix to maximize its largest eigenvalue for the better interpretability purpose, SPCA advances the conventional PCA with both feature … Read more

The Multi-Stop Station Location Problem

We introduce the (directed) multi-stop station location problem. The goal is to install stations such that ordered (multi-)sets of stops can be traversed with respect to range restrictions that are reset whenever a station is visited. Applications arise in telecommunications and transportation, e.g., charging station placement problems. The problem generalizes several network optimization problems such … Read more

Adaptive Two-stage Stochastic Programming with an Application to Capacity Expansion Planning

Multi-stage stochastic programming is a well-established framework for sequential decision making under uncertainty by seeking policies that are fully adapted to the uncertainty. Often, e.g. due to contractual constraints, such flexible and adaptive policies are not desirable, and the decision maker may need to commit to a set of actions for a certain number of … Read more

On the Optimality of Affine Policies for Budgeted Uncertainty Sets

In this paper, we study the performance of affine policies for two-stage adjustable robust optimization problem with uncertain right hand side belonging to a budgeted uncertainty set. This is an important class of uncertainty sets widely used in practice where we can specify a budget on the adversarial deviations of the uncertain parameters from the … Read more