Preemptive scheduling with position costs

This paper is devoted to basic scheduling problems in which the scheduling cost of a job is not a function of its completion time. Instead, the cost is derived from the integration of a cost function over the time intervals on which the job is processed. This criterion is specially meaningful when job preemption is … Read more

How Far Can We Go With Primal-Dual Interior Point Methods for SDP?

Primal–dual interior point methods and the HKM method in particular have been implemented in a number of software packages for semidefinite programming. These methods have performed well in practice on small to medium sized SDP’s. However, primal–dual codes have had some trouble in solving larger problems because of the method’s storage requirements. In this paper … Read more

A New Primal-Dual Interior-Point Algorithm for Second-Order Cone Optimization

We present a primal-dual interior-point algorithm for second-order conic optimization problems based on a specific class of kernel functions. This class has been investigated earlier for the case of linear optimization problems. In this paper we derive the complexity bounds $O(\sqrt{N})(\log N)\log\frac{N}{\epsilon})$ for large- and $O(\sqrt{N})\log\frac{N}{\epsilon}$ for small- update methods, respectively. Here $N$ denotes the … Read more

Newton-KKT Interior-Point Methods for Indefinite Quadratic Programming

Two interior-point algorithms are proposed and analyzed, for the (local) solution of (possibly) indefinite quadratic programming problems. They are of the Newton-KKT variety in that (much like in the case of primal-dual algorithms for linear programming) search directions for the `primal´ variables and the Karush-Kuhn-Tucker (KKT) multiplier estimates are components of the Newton (or quasi-Newton) … Read more

Primal-Dual Interior-Point Algorithms for Semidefinite Optimization Based on a Simple Kernel Function

Interior-point methods (IPMs) for semidefinite optimization (SDO) have been studied intensively, due to their polynomial complexity and practical efficiency. Recently, J.Peng et al. introduced so-called self-regular kernel (and barrier) functions and designed primal-dual interior-point algorithms based on self-regular proximity for linear optimization (LO) problems. They have also extended the approach for LO to SDO. In … Read more

Implementation of Infinite Dimensional Interior Point Method for Solving Multi-criteria Linear-Quadratic Control Problem

We describe an implementation of an infinite-dimensional primal-dual algorithm based on the Nesterov-Todd direction. Several applications to both continuous and discrete-time multi-criteria linear-quadratic control problems and linear-quadratic control problem with quadratic constraints are described. Numerical results show a very fast convergence (typically, within 3-4 iterations) to optimal solutions Citation Preprint, May, 2004, University of Notre … Read more

An interior-point method for MPECs based on strictly feasible relaxations

An interior-point method for solving mathematical programs with equilibrium constraints (MPECs) is proposed. At each iteration of the algorithm, a single primal-dual step is computed from each subproblem of a sequence. Each subproblem is defined as a relaxation of the MPEC with a nonempty strictly feasible region. In contrast to previous approaches, the proposed relaxation … Read more

Linear-quadratic control problem with a linear term on semiinfinite interval:theory and applications

We describe a complete solution of the linear-quaratic control problem with the linear term in the objective function on a semiinfinite interval. This problem has important applications to calculation of Nesterov-Todd and other primal-dual directions in infinite-dimensional setting. Citation Technical report, University of Notre Dame, December, 2003 Article Download View Linear-quadratic control problem with a … Read more

A Comparative Study of New Barrier Functions for Primal-Dual Interior-Point Algorithms in Linear Optimization

Recently, so-called self-regular barrier functions for primal-dual interior-point methods (IPMs) for linear optimization were introduced. Each such barrier function is determined by its (univariate) self-regular kernel function. We introduce a new class of kernel functions. The class is defined by some simple conditions on the kernel function and its derivatives. These properties enable us to … Read more

Primal-dual algorithms and infinite-dimensional Jordan algebras of finite rank

We consider primal-dual algorithms for certain types of infinite-dimensional optimization problems. Our approach is based on the generalization of the technique of finite-dimensional Euclidean Jordan algebras to the case of infinite-dimensional JB-algebras of finite rank. This generalization enables us to develop polynomial-time primal-dual algorithms for “infinite-dimensional second-order cone programs.” We consider as an example a … Read more