A Class of Randomized Primal-Dual Algorithms for Distributed Optimization

Based on a preconditioned version of the randomized block-coordinate forward-backward algorithm recently proposed in [Combettes,Pesquet,2014], several variants of block-coordinate primal-dual algorithms are designed in order to solve a wide array of monotone inclusion problems. These methods rely on a sweep of blocks of variables which are activated at each iteration according to a random rule, … Read more

An improved and simplified full-Newton step O(n) infeasible interior-point method for Linear Optimization

We present an improved version of an infeasible interior-point method for linear optimization published in 2006. In the earlier version each iteration consisted of one so-called infeasibility step and a few – at most three – centering steps. In this paper each iteration consists of only a infeasibility step, whereas the iteration bound improves the … Read more

A Regularized SQP Method with Convergence to Second-Order Optimal Points

Regularized and stabilized sequential quadratic programming methods are two classes of sequential quadratic programming (SQP) methods designed to resolve the numerical and theoretical difficulties associated with ill-posed or degenerate nonlinear optimization problems. Recently, a regularized SQP method has been proposed that provides a strong connection between augmented Lagrangian methods and stabilized SQP methods. The method … Read more

Primal-dual methods for solving infinite-dimensional games

In this paper we show that the infinite-dimensional differential games with simple objective functional can be solved in a finite-dimensional dual form in the space of dual multipliers for the constraints related to the end points of the trajectories. The primal solutions can be easily reconstructed by the appropriate dual subgradient schemes. The suggested schemes … Read more


Sequential quadratic programming (SQP) methods are a popular class of methods for nonlinearly constrained optimization. They are particularly effective for solving a sequence of related problems, such as those arising in mixed-integer nonlinear programming and the optimization of functions subject to differential equation constraints. Recently, there has been considerable interest in the formulation of \emph{stabilized} … Read more

A primal-dual splitting method for convex optimization involving Lipschitzian, proximable and linear composite terms

We propose a new first-order splitting algorithm for solving jointly the primal and dual formulations of large-scale convex minimization problems involving the sum of a smooth function with Lipschitzian gradient, a nonsmooth proximable function, and linear composite functions. This is a full splitting approach in the sense that the gradient and the linear operators involved … Read more

Regularized Sequential Quadratic Programming

We present the formulation and analysis of a new sequential quadratic programming (\SQP) method for general nonlinearly constrained optimization. The method pairs a primal-dual generalized augmented Lagrangian merit function with a \emph{flexible} line search to obtain a sequence of improving estimates of the solution. This function is a primal-dual variant of the augmented Lagrangian proposed … Read more

Curvature Integrals and Iteration Complexities in SDP and Symmetric Cone Programs

In this paper, we study iteration complexities of Mizuno-Todd-Ye predictor-corrector (MTY-PC) algorithms in SDP and symmetric cone programs by way of curvature integrals. The curvature integral is defined along the central path, reflecting the geometric structure of the central path. The idea to exploit the curvature of the central path for the analysis of iteration … Read more

Information Geometry and Interior-Point Algorithms in SDP and Symmetric Cone Programs

This paper is a continuation of the paper Kakihara, Ohara and Tsuchiya by the authors where they demonstrated that the number of iterations of Mizuno-Todd-Ye predictor-corrector primal-dual interior-point methods for SDP and more generally symmetric cone programs is (asymptotically) expressed with an integral over the central trajectory called “curvature integral.” It was shown that the … Read more

Local path-following property of inexact interior methods in nonlinear programming

We study the local behavior of a primal-dual inexact interior point methods for solving nonlinear systems arising from the solution of nonlinear optimization problems or more generally from nonlinear complementarity problems. The algorithm is based on the Newton method applied to a sequence of perturbed systems that follows by perturbation of the complementarity equations of … Read more