Efficient Formulations for Multiple Allocation Hub Network Interdiction Problems

In this paper, we study a network interdiction problem on a multiple allocation, uncapacitated hub network. The problem is formulated as a bilevel Stackelberg game between an attacker and a defender, where the attacker identifies r out of p hubs to interdict so as to maximize the worst-case post-interdiction performance of the system with the … Read more

Shortest Path Network Interdiction with Asymmetric Uncertainty

This paper considers an extension of the shortest path network interdiction problem that incorporates robustness to account for parameter uncertainty. The shortest path interdiction problem is a game of two players with conflicting agendas and capabilities: an evader, who traverses the arcs of a network from a source node to a sink node using the … Read more

Portfolio optimization in the presence of estimation errors on the expected asset returns

It is well known that the classical Markowitz model for portfolio optimization is extremely sensitive to estimation errors on the expected asset returns. Robust optimization mitigates this issue. We focus on ellipsoidal uncertainty sets around the point estimates of the expected asset returns. We investigate the performance of diagonal estimation-error matrices in the description of … Read more