Quasi-Monte Carlo methods for two-stage stochastic mixed-integer programs

We consider randomized QMC methods for approximating the expected recourse in two-stage stochastic optimization problems containing mixed-integer decisions in the second stage. It is known that the second-stage optimal value function is piecewise linear-quadratic with possible kinks and discontinuities at the boundaries of certain convex polyhedral sets. This structure is exploited to provide conditions implying … Read more

Tractable Reformulations of Distributionally Robust Two-stage Stochastic Programs with $\infty- Distance

In the optimization under uncertainty, decision-makers first select a wait-and-see policy before any realization of uncertainty and then place a here-and-now decision after the uncertainty has been observed. Two-stage stochastic programming is a popular modeling paradigm for the optimization under uncertainty that the decision-makers first specifies a probability distribution, and then seek the best decisions … Read more

Two-stage Stochastic Programming with Linearly Bi-parameterized Quadratic Recourse

This paper studies the class of two-stage stochastic programs (SP) with a linearly bi-parameterized recourse function defined by a convex quadratic program. A distinguishing feature of this new class of stochastic programs is that the objective function in the second stage is linearly parameterized by the first-stage decision variable, in addition to the standard linear … Read more

Distributionally robust simple integer recourse

The simple integer recourse (SIR) function of a decision variable is the expectation of the integer round-up of the shortage/surplus between a random variable with a known distribution and the decision variable. It is the integer analogue of the simple (continuous) recourse function in two stage stochastic linear programming. Structural properties and approximations of SIR … Read more

Quantitative Stability Analysis of Stochastic Generalized Equations

We consider the solution of a system of stochastic generalized equations (SGE) where the underlying functions are mathematical expectation of random set-valued mappings. SGE has many applications such as characterizing optimality conditions of a nonsmooth stochastic optimization problem and a stochastic equilibrium problem. We derive quantitative continuity of expected value of the set-valued mapping with … Read more