Estimating Computational Noise

Computational noise in deterministic simulations is as ill-defined a concept as can be found in scientific computing. When coupled with adaptive strategies, the effects of finite precision destroy smoothness of the simulation output and complicate subsequent analysis. Following the work of Hamming on roundoff errors, we present a new algorithm, ECnoise, for quantifying the noise … Read more

An inexact primal-dual path following algorithm for convex quadratic SDP

We propose primal-dual path-following Mehrotra-type predictor-corrector methods for solving convex quadratic semidefinite programming (QSDP) problems of the form: $\min_{X} \{ \frac{1}{2} X\bullet {\cal Q}(X) + C\bullet X : {\cal A} (X) = b, X\succeq 0\}$, where ${\cal Q}$ is a self-adjoint positive semidefinite linear operator on ${\cal S}^n$, $b\in R^m$, and ${\cal A}$ is a … Read more

Multiscale Concepts for Moving Horizon Optimization

In chemical engineering complex dynamic optimization problems formulated on moving horizons have to be solved on-line. In this work, we present a multiscale approach based on wavelets where a hierarchy of successively, adaptively refined problems are constructed.They are solved in the framework of nested iteration as long as the real-time restrictions are fulfilled. To avoid … Read more