A Constraint-reduced Algorithm for Semidefinite Optimization Problems using HKM and AHO directions

We develop a new constraint-reduced infeasible predictor-corrector interior point method for semidefinite programming, and we prove that it has polynomial global convergence and superlinear local convergence. While the new algorithm uses HKM direction in predictor step, it adopts AHO direction in corrector step to obtain faster approach to the central path. In contrast to the … Read more

A Constraint-Reduced Algorithm for Semidefinite Optimization Problems with Superlinear Convergence

Constraint reduction is an essential method because the computational cost of the interior point methods can be effectively saved. Park and O’Leary proposed a constraint-reduced predictor-corrector algorithm for semidefinite programming with polynomial global convergence, but they did not show its superlinear convergence. We first develop a constraint-reduced algorithm for semidefinite programming having both polynomial global … Read more

A Polynomial Time Constraint-Reduced Algorithm for Semidefinite Optimization Problems, with Convergence Proofs

We present an infeasible primal-dual interior point method for semidefinite optimization problems, making use of constraint reduction. We show that the algorithm is globally convergent and has polynomial complexity, the first such complexity result for primal-dual constraint reduction algorithms for any class of problems. Our algorithm is a modification of one with no constraint reduction … Read more

Addressing rank degeneracy in constraint-reduced interior-point methods for linear optimization

In earlier work (Tits et al., SIAM J. Optim., 17(1):119–146, 2006; Winternitz et al., COAP, doi=10.1007/s10589-010-9389-4, 2011), the present authors and their collaborators proposed primal-dual interior-point (PDIP) algorithms for linear optimization that, at each iteration, use only a subset of the (dual) inequality constraints in constructing the search direction. For problems with many more constraints … Read more

Constraint Reduction with Exact Penalization for Model-Predictive Rotorcraft Control

Model Predictive Control (also known as Receding Horizon Control (RHC)) has been highly successful in process control applications. Its use for aerospace applications has been hindered by its high computational requirements. In the present paper, we propose using enhanced primal-dual interior-point optimization techniques in the convex-quadratic-program-based RHC control of a rotorcraft. Our enhancements include a … Read more

Adaptive Constraint Reduction for Convex Quadratic Programming

We propose an adaptive, constraint-reduced, primal-dual interior-point algorithm for convex quadratic programming with many more inequality constraints than variables. We reduce the computational e ort by assembling, instead of the exact normal-equation matrix, an approximate matrix from a well chosen index set which includes indices of constraints that seem to be most critical. Starting with a … Read more

Adaptive Constraint Reduction for Training Support Vector Machines

A support vector machine (SVM) determines whether a given observed pattern lies in a particular class. The decision is based on prior training of the SVM on a set of patterns with known classification, and training is achieved by solving a convex quadratic programming problem. Since there are typically a large number of training patterns, … Read more

A Constraint-Reduced Variant of Mehrotra’s Predictor-Corrector Algorithm

Consider linear programs in dual standard form with n constraints and m variables. When typical interior-point algorithms are used for the solution of such problems, updating the iterates, using direct methods for solving the linear systems and assuming a dense constraint matrix A, requires O(nm^2) operations. When n>>m it is often the case that at … Read more

Constraint Reduction for Linear Programs with Many Inequality Constraints

Consider solving a linear program in standard form, where the constraint matrix $A$ is $m \times n$, with $n \gg m \gg 1$. Such problems arise, for example, as the result of finely discretizing a semi-infinite program. The cost per iteration of typical primal-dual interior-point methods on such problems is $O(m^2n)$. We propose to reduce … Read more