A Projected-Search Interior Method for Nonlinear Optimization

This paper concerns the formulation and analysis of a new interior method for general nonlinearly constrained optimization that combines a shifted primal-dual interior method with a projected-search method for bound-constrained optimization. The method involves the computation of an approximate Newton direction for a primal-dual penalty-barrier function that incorporates shifts on both the primal and dual … Read more

An interior point algorithm for nonlinear minimax problems

We present a primal-dual interior point method for constrained nonlinear, discrete minimax problems where the objective functions and constraints are not necessarily convex. The algorithm uses two merit functions to ensure progress towards the points satisfying the first order optimality conditions of the original problem. Convergence properties are described and numerical results provided. Citation Dept. … Read more

Constrained Nonlinear Programming for Volatility Estimation with GARCH Models

The paper proposes a constrained Nonlinear Programming methodology for volatility estimation with GARCH models. These models are usually developed and solved as unconstrained optimization problems whereas they actually fit into nonlinear, nonconvex problems. Computational results on FTSE 100 and S & P 500 indices with up to 1500 data points are given and contrasted to … Read more