## The Gomory-Chvatal closure of a non-rational polytope is a rational polytope

The question as to whether the Gomory-Chvatal closure of a non-rational polytope is a polytope has been a longstanding open problem in integer programming. In this paper, we answer this question in the affirmative, by combining ideas from polyhedral theory and the geometry of numbers. Article Download View The Gomory-Chvatal closure of a non-rational polytope … Read more

## The continuous d-step conjecture for polytopes

The curvature of a polytope, defined as the largest possible total curvature of the associated central path, can be regarded as the continuous analogue of its diameter. We prove the analogue of the result of Klee and Walkup. Namely, we show that if the order of the curvature is less than the dimension $d$ for … Read more

## Small Chvatal Rank

We introduce a new measure of complexity of integer hulls of rational polyhedra called the small Chvatal rank (SCR). The SCR of an integer matrix A is the number of rounds of a Hilbert basis procedure needed to generate all normals of a sufficient set of inequalities to cut out the integer hulls of all … Read more

## Polytopes and Arrangements : Diameter and Curvature

We introduce a continuous analogue of the Hirsch conjecture and a discrete analogue of the result of Dedieu, Malajovich and Shub. We prove a continuous analogue of the result of Holt and Klee, namely, we construct a family of polytopes which attain the conjectured order of the largest total curvature. Citation AdvOL-Report #2006/09 Advanced Optimization … Read more

## On forests, stable sets and polyhedras associated with clique partitions

Let $G=(V,E)$ be a simple graph on $n$ nodes. We show how to construct a partial subgraph $D$ of the line graph of $G$ satisfying the identity: $\overline \chi(G)+\alpha(D)=n$, where $\overline \chi(G)$ denotes the minimum number of cliques in a clique partition of $G$ and $\alpha(D)$ denotes the maximum size of a stable set of … Read more

## Parsimonious Binary-Encoding in Integer Programming

We describe an effective method for doing binary-encoded modeling, in the context of 0/1 linear programming, when the number of feasible configurations is not a power of two. Our motivation comes from modeling all-different restrictions. Article Download View Parsimonious Binary-Encoding in Integer Programming

## Linear inequalities among graph invariants: using GraPHedron to uncover optimal relationships

Optimality of a linear inequality in finitely many graph invariants is defined through a geometric approach. For a fixed number of graph nodes, consider all the tuples of values taken by the invariants on a selected class of graphs. Then form the polytope which is the convex hull of all these tuples. By definition, the … Read more

## Symmetry Points of Convex Set: Basic Properties and Computational Complexity

Given a convex body S and a point x \in S, let sym(x,S) denote the symmetry value of x in S: sym(x,S):= max{t : x + t(x – y) \in S for every y \in S}, which essentially measures how symmetric S is about the point x, and define sym(S):=\max{sym(x,S) : x \in S }. … Read more