A Simulated Annealing Algorithm for the Directed Steiner Tree Problem

In \cite{siebert2019linear} the authors present a set of integer programs (IPs) for the Steiner tree problem, which can be used for both, the directed and the undirected setting of the problem. Each IP finds an optimal Steiner tree with a specific structure. A solution with the lowest cost, corresponds to an optimal solution to the … Read more

Worst-case convergence analysis of gradient and Newton methods through semidefinite programming performance estimation

We provide new tools for worst-case performance analysis of the gradient (or steepest descent) method of Cauchy for smooth strongly convex functions, and Newton’s method for self-concordant functions. The analysis uses semidefinite programming performance estimation, as pioneered by Drori en Teboulle [Mathematical Programming, 145(1-2):451–482, 2014], and extends recent performance estimation results for the method of … Read more

Solving maximum cut problems by simulated annealing

This paper gives a straightforward implementation of simulated annealing for solving maximum cut problems and compares its performance to that of some existing heuristic solvers. The formulation used is classical, dating to a 1989 paper of Johnson, Aragon, McGeoch, and Schevon. This implementation uses no structure peculiar to the maximum cut problem, but its low … Read more

COIN-OR METSlib: a Metaheuristics Framework in Modern C++.

The document describes COIN-OR METSlib, a C++ framework for local search based metaheuristics. METSlib has been used to implement a massively parallel VRP algorithm, a state of the art Vertex Coloring Problem solver, a Timetabling software, and in many other projects. Article Download View COIN-OR METSlib: a Metaheuristics Framework in Modern C++.

Approximate resolution of a resource-constrained scheduling problem

This paper is devoted to the approximate resolution of a strongly NP-hard resource-constrained scheduling problem which arises in relation to the operability of certain high availability real time distributed systems. We present an algorithm based on the simulated annealing metaheuristic and, building on previous research on exact resolution methods, extensive computational results demonstrating its practical … Read more

Mathematical optimization for the inverse problem of intensity modulated radiation therapy

In this tutorial we discuss modeling issues in intensity modulated radiation therapy, contrasting the continuous model with the fully-discretized one and considering feasibility formulations versus optimization setups. We review briefly some mathematical optimization techniques for IMRT. These include global optimization, multi-objective optimization, linear and mixed integer programming and projection methods. Citation in: J.R. Palta and … Read more

Adaptive Simulated Annealing (ASA)

Adaptive Simulated Annealing (ASA) is a C-language code developed to statistically find the best global fit of a nonlinear constrained non-convex cost-function over a D-dimensional space. Citation %A L. Ingber %R Global optimization C-code %I Caltech Alumni Association %C Pasadena, CA %T Adaptive Simulated Annealing (ASA) %D 1993 %K 200701 %L Ingber:1993:CODE-ASA %O URL http://www.ingber.com/#ASA-CODE … Read more