A Data Efficient and Feasible Level Set Method for Stochastic Convex Optimization with Expectation Constraints

Stochastic convex optimization problems with expectation constraints (SOECs) are encountered in statistics and machine learning, business, and engineering. In data-rich environments, the SOEC objective and constraints contain expectations defined with respect to large datasets. Therefore, efficient algorithms for solving such SOECs need to limit the fraction of data points that they use, which we refer … Read more

MILP feasibility by nonlinear programming

We discuss a tightly feasible mixed-integer linear programs arising in the energy industry, for which branch-and-bound appears to be ineffective. We consider its hardness, measure the probability that randomly generated instances are feasible or almost feasible, and introduce heuristic solution methods based on relaxing different constraints of the problem. We show the computational efficiency of … Read more