A multiplicative weights update algorithm for MINLP

We discuss an application of the well-known Multiplicative Weights Update (MWU) algorithm to non-convex and mixed-integer nonlinear programming. We present applications to: (a) the distance geometry problem, which arises in the positioning of mobile sensors and in protein conformation; (b) a hydro unit commitment problem arising in the energy industry, and (c) a class of … Read more

An Overview on Mathematical Programming Approaches for the Deterministic Unit Commitment Problem in Hydro Valleys

With the fast-growing demand in the electricity market of the last decades, attention has been focused on alternative and flexible sources of energy such as hydro valleys. Managing the hydroelectricity produced by the plants in hydro valleys is called the hydro unit commitment problem. This problem consists in finding the optimal power production schedule of … Read more