Decomposition Algorithms for Some Deterministic and Two-Stage Stochastic Single-Leader Multi-Follower Games

We consider a certain class of hierarchical decision problems that can be viewed as single-leader multi-follower games, and be represented by a virtual market coordinator trying to set a price system for traded goods, according to some criterion that balances supply and demand. The objective function of the market coordinator involves the decisions of many … Read more

A Regularized Smoothing Method for Fully Parameterized Convex Problems with Applications to Convex and Nonconvex Two-Stage Stochastic Programming

We present an approach to regularize and approximate solution mappings of parametric convex optimization problems that combines interior penalty (log-barrier) solutions with Tikhonov regularization. Because the regularized mappings are single-valued and smooth under reasonable conditions, they can be used to build a computationally practical smoothing for the associated optimal value function. The value function in … Read more


This paper describes a nonlinear least squares framework to solve a separable nonlinear ill-posed inverse problems that arises in blind deconvolution. It is shown that with proper constraints and well chosen regularization parameters, it is possible to obtain an objective function that is fairly well behaved and the nonlinear minimization problem can be effectively solved … Read more

Strong asymptotic convergence of evolution equations governed by maximal monotone operators

We consider the Tikhonov-like dynamics $-\dot u(t)\in A(u(t))+\varepsilon(t)u(t)$ where $A$ is a maximal monotone operator and the parameter function $\eps(t)$ tends to 0 for $t\to\infty$ with $\int_0^\infty\eps(t)dt=\infty$. When $A$ is the subdifferential of a closed proper convex function $f$, we establish strong convergence of $u(t)$ towards the least-norm minimizer of $f$. In the general case … Read more