Conic Geometric Programming

We introduce and study conic geometric programs (CGPs), which are convex optimization problems that unify geometric programs (GPs) and conic optimization problems such as linear programs (LPs) and semidefinite programs (SDPs). A CGP consists of a linear objective function that is to be minimized subject to affine constraints, convex conic constraints, and upper bound constraints … Read more

Unharnessing the power of Schrijver’s permanental inequality

Let $A \in \Omega_n$ be doubly-stochastic $n \times n$ matrix. Alexander Schrijver proved in 1998 the following remarkable inequality \begin{equation} \label{le} per(\widetilde{A}) \geq \prod_{1 \leq i,j \leq n} (1- A(i,j)); \widetilde{A}(i,j) =: A(i,j)(1-A(i,j)), 1 \leq i,j \leq n \end{equation} We prove in this paper the following generalization (or just clever reformulation) of (\ref{le}):\\ For all … Read more

Hyperbolic Polynomials Approach to Van der Waerden/Schrijver-Valiant like Conjectures :\

The paper describes various combinatorial and algorithmic applications of hyperbolic (multivariate) polynomials . Section 2.2 introduces a new class of polynomials , which include as hyperbolic polynomials as well volume polynomials $Vol(x_1C_1+…+x_nC_n)$ , where $C_i$ are convex compact subsets of $R^n$. This extension leads to randomized poly-time algorithm to approximate $M(C_1,…,C_n)$ (the mixed volume) within … Read more