Facially dual complete (nice) cones and lexicographic tangents

We study the boundary structure of closed convex cones, with a focus on facially dual complete (nice) cones. These cones form a proper subset of facially exposed convex cones, and they behave well in the context of duality theory for convex optimization. Using the well-known and very commonly used concept of tangent cones in nonlinear … Read more

Einstein-Hessian barriers on convex cones

On the interior of a regular convex cone $K \subset \mathbb R^n$ there exist two canonical Hessian metrics, the one generated by the logarithm of the characteristic function, and the Cheng-Yau metric. The former is associated with a self-concordant logarithmically homogeneous barrier on $K$ with parameter of order $O(n)$, the universal barrier. This barrier is … Read more

Multivariate Nonnegative Quadratic Mappings

In this paper we study several issues related to the characterization of specific classes of multivariate quadratic mappings that are nonnegative over a given domain, with nonnegativity defined by a pre-specified conic order. In particular, we consider the set (cone) of nonnegative quadratic mappings defined with respect to the positive semidefinite matrix cone, and study … Read more

A D-Induced Duality and Its Applications

This paper attempts to extend the notion of duality for convex cones, by basing it on a pre-described conic ordering and a fixed bilinear mapping. This is an extension of the standard definition of dual cones, in the sense that the {\em nonnegativity}\/ of the inner-product is replaced by a pre-specified conic ordering, defined by … Read more

A New Self-Dual Embedding Method for Convex Programming

In this paper we introduce a conic optimization formulation for inequality-constrained convex programming, and propose a self-dual embedding model for solving the resulting conic optimization problem. The primal and dual cones in this formulation are characterized by the original constraint functions and their corresponding conjugate functions respectively. Hence they are completely symmetric. This allows for … Read more