Tight bounds on Lyapunov rank

The Lyapunov rank of a cone is the number of independent equations obtainable from an analogue of the complementary slackness condition in cone programming problems, and more equations are generally thought to be better. Bounding the Lyapunov rank of a proper cone in R^n from above is an open problem. Gowda and Tao gave an … Read more

Convex Hull Representations for Bounded Products of Variables

It is well known that the convex hull of {(x,y,xy)}, where (x,y) is constrained to lie in a box, is given by the Reformulation-Linearization Technique (RLT) constraints. Belotti et al. (2010) and Miller et al. (2011) showed that if there are additional upper and/or lower bounds on the product z=xy, then the convex hull can … Read more

Submodularity in conic quadratic mixed 0-1 optimization

We describe strong convex valid inequalities for conic quadratic mixed 0-1 optimization. These inequalities can be utilized for solving numerous practical nonlinear discrete optimization problems from value-at-risk minimization to queueing system design, from robust interdiction to assortment optimization through appropriate conic quadratic mixed 0-1 relaxations. The inequalities exploit the submodularity of the binary restrictions and … Read more

Robust optimization for models with uncertain SOC and SDP constraints

In this paper we consider uncertain second-order cone (SOC) and semidefinite programming (SDP) constraints with polyhedral uncertainty, which are in general computationally intractable. We propose to reformulate an uncertain SOC or SDP constraint as a set of adjustable robust linear optimization constraints with an ellipsoidal or semidefinite representable uncertainty set, respectively. The resulting adjustable problem … Read more

A Complete Characterization of Disjunctive Conic Cuts for Mixed Integer Second Order Cone Optimization

We study the convex hull of the intersection of a disjunctive set defined by parallel hyperplanes and the feasible set of a mixed integer second order cone optimization problem. We extend our prior work on disjunctive conic cuts, which has thus far been restricted to the case in which the intersection of the hyperplanes and … Read more

CBLIB 2014: A benchmark library for conic mixed-integer and continuous optimization

The Conic Benchmark Library (CBLIB 2014) is a collection of more than a hundred conic optimization instances under a free and open license policy. It is the first extensive benchmark library for the advancing field of conic mixed-integer and continuous optimization, which is already supported by all major commercial solvers and spans a wide range … Read more

Variational Analysis of Circular Cone Programs

This paper conducts variational analysis of circular programs, which form a new class of optimization problems in nonsymmetric conic programming important for optimization theory and its applications. First we derive explicit formulas in terms of the initial problem data to calculate various generalized derivatives/coderivatives of the projection operator associated with the circular cone. Then we … Read more


Recently, the globally uniquely solvable (GUS) property of the linear transformation $M\in R^{n\times n}$ in the second-order cone linear complementarity problem (SOCLCP) receives much attention and has been studied substantially. Yang and Yuan [30] contributed a new characterization of the GUS property of the linear transformation, which is formulated by basic linear-algebra-related properties. In this … Read more

An efficient matrix splitting method for the second-order cone complementarity problem

Given a symmetric and positive (semi)definite $n$-by-$n$ matrix $M$ and a vector, in this paper, we consider the matrix splitting method for solving the second-order cone linear complementarity problem (SOCLCP). The matrix splitting method is among the most widely used approaches for large scale and sparse classical linear complementarity problems (LCP), and its linear convergence … Read more

The Globally Uniquely Solvable Property of Second-Order Cone Linear Complementarity Problems

The globally uniquely solvable (GUS) property of the linear transformation of the linear complementarity problems over symmetric cones has been studied recently by Gowda et al. via the approach of Euclidean Jordan algebra. In this paper, we contribute a new approach to characterizing the GUS property of the linear transformation of the second-order cone linear … Read more