Equivalences and Differences in Conic Relaxations of Combinatorial Quadratic Optimization Problems

Various conic relaxations of quadratic optimization problems in nonnega- tive variables for combinatorial optimization problems, such as the binary integer quadratic problem, quadratic assignment problem (QAP), and maximum stable set problem have been proposed over the years. The binary and complementarity conditions of the combi- natorial optimization problems can be expressed in several ways, each … Read more

Statistical Inference of Semidefinite Programming

In this paper we consider covariance structural models with which we associate semidefinite programming problems. We discuss statistical properties of estimates of the respective optimal value and optimal solutions when the `true’ covariance matrix is estimated by its sample counterpart. The analysis is based on perturbation theory of semidefinite programming. As an example we consider … Read more

Differentiability properties of metric projections onto convex sets

It is known that directional differentiability of metric projection onto a closed convex set in a finite dimensional space is not guaranteed. In this paper we discuss sufficient conditions ensuring directional differentiability of such metric projections. The approach is based on a general theory of sensitivity analysis of parameterized optimization problems. Article Download View Differentiability … Read more

Full stability of locally optimal solutions in second-order cone programming

The paper presents complete characterizations of Lipschitzian full stability of locally optimal solutions to problems of second-order cone programming (SOCP) expressed entirely in terms of their initial data. These characterizations are obtained via appropriate versions of the quadratic growth and strong second-order sucient conditions under the corresponding constraint quali cations. We also establish close relationships between … Read more

Positive Semidefinite Matrix Completion, Universal Rigidity and the Strong Arnold Property

This paper addresses the following three topics: positive semidefinite (psd) matrix completions, universal rigidity of frameworks, and the Strong Arnold Property (SAP). We show some strong connections among these topics, using semidefinite programming as unifying theme. Our main contribution is a sufficient condition for constructing partial psd matrices which admit a unique completion to a … Read more

Semi-algebraic functions have small subdifferentials

We prove that the subdifferential of any semi-algebraic extended-real-valued function on $\R^n$ has $n$-dimensional graph. We discuss consequences for generic semi-algebraic optimization problems. Citation Cornell University, School of Operations Research and Information Engineering, 206 Rhodes Hall Cornell University Ithaca, NY 14853. April 2010. Article Download View Semi-algebraic functions have small subdifferentials

A robust SQP method for mathematical programs with linear complementarity constraints

The relationship between the mathematical program with linear complementarity constraints (MPCC) and its inequality relaxation is studied. A new sequential quadratic programming (SQP) method is presented for solving the MPCC based on this relationship. A certain SQP technique is introduced to deal with the possible infeasibility of quadratic programming subproblems. Global convergence results are derived … Read more