A Polyhedral Study on Chance Constrained Program with Random Right-Hand Side

The essential structure of the mixed–integer programming formulation for chance–constrained program (CCP) is the intersection of multiple mixing sets with a $0-1$ knapsack. To improve our computational capacity on CCP, an underlying substructure, the (single) mixing set with a $0-1$ knapsack, has received substantial attentions recently. In this study, we consider a CCP problem with … Read more

Convex Hull Characterizations of Lexicographic Orderings

Given a p-dimensional nonnegative, integral vector α, this paper characterizes the convex hull of the set S of nonnegative, integral vectors x that is lexicographically less than or equal to α. To obtain a finite number of elements in S, the vectors x are restricted to be component-wise upper-bounded by an integral vector u. We … Read more

A Branch-and-Bound Algorithm for the Knapsack Problem with Conflict Graph

We study the Knapsack Problem with Conflict Graph (KPCG), an extension of the 0-1 Knapsack Problem, in which a conflict graph describing incompatibilities between items is given. The goal of the KPCG is to select the maximum profit set of compatible items while satisfying the knapsack capacity constraint. We present a new Branch-and-Bound approach to … Read more

Certificates of Optimality and Sensitivity Analysis using Generalized Subadditive Generator Functions: A test study on Knapsack Problems

We introduce a family of subadditive functions called Generator Functions for mixed integer linear programs. These functions were previously defined for pure integer programs with non-negative entries by Klabjan [13]. They are feasible in the subadditive dual and we show that they are enough to achieve strong duality. Several properties of the functions are shown. … Read more

The Multi-Band Robust Knapsack Problem — A Dynamic Programming Approach —

In this paper, we consider the multi-band robust knapsack problem which generalizes the Γ-robust knapsack problem by subdividing the single deviation band into several smaller bands. We state a compact ILP formulation and develop two dynamic programming algorithms based on the presented model where the first has a complexity linear in the number of items … Read more

On the Coupled Continuous Knapsack Problems: Projection Onto the Volume Constrained Gibbs N-Simplex

Coupled continuous quadratic knapsack problems (CCK) are introduced in the present study. The solution of a CCK problem is equivalent to the projection of an arbitrary point onto the volume constrained Gibbs N-simplex, which has a wide range of applications in computational science and engineering. Three algorithms have been developed in the present study to … Read more

Exact Solution of the Robust Knapsack Problem

We consider an uncertain variant of the knapsack problem in which the weight of the items is not exactly known in advance, but belongs to a given interval, and an upper bound is imposed on the number of items whose weight di ffers from the expected one. For this problem, we provide a dynamic programming algorithm … Read more

Maximizing expected utility over a knapsack constraint

The expected utility knapsack problem is to pick a set of items whose values are described by random variables so as to maximize the expected utility of the total value of the items picked while satisfying a constraint on the total weight of items picked. We consider the following solution approach for this problem: (i) … Read more

A Dynamic Programming Heuristic for the Quadratic Knapsack Problem

It is well known that the standard (linear) knapsack problem can be solved exactly by dynamic programming in O(nc) time, where n is the number of items and c is the capacity of the knapsack. The quadratic knapsack problem, on the other hand, is NP-hard in the strong sense, which makes it unlikely that it … Read more

Interdiction Branching

This paper introduces interdiction branching, a new branching method for binary integer programs that is designed to overcome the difficulties encountered in solving problems for which branching on variables is inherently weak. Unlike traditional methods, selection of the disjunction in interdiction branching takes into account the best feasible solution found so far. In particular, the … Read more