On strong duality, theorems of the alternative, and projections in conic optimization

A conic program is the problem of optimizing a linear function over a closed convex cone intersected with an affine preimage of another cone. We analyse three constraint qualifications, namely a Closedness CQ, Slater CQ, and Boundedness CQ (also called Clark- Duffin theorem), that are sufficient for achieving strong duality and show that the first … Read more

On generalized-convex constrained multi-objective optimization

In this paper, we consider multi-objective optimization problems involving not necessarily convex constraints and componentwise generalized-convex (e.g., semi-strictly quasi-convex, quasi-convex, or explicitly quasi-convex) vector-valued objective functions that are acting between a real linear topological pre-image space and a finite dimensional image space. For these multi-objective optimization problems, we show that the set of (strictly, weakly) … Read more

Exact Penalization, Level Function Method and Modified Cutting-Plane Method for Stochastic Programs with Second Order Stochastic Dominance Constraints

Level function methods and cutting plane methods have been recently proposed to solve stochastic programs with stochastic second order dominance (SSD) constraints. A level function method requires an exact penalization setup because it can only be applied to the objective function, not the constraints. Slater constraint qualification (SCQ) is often needed for deriving exact penalization. … Read more