Variational Properties of Value Functions

Regularization plays a key role in a variety of optimization formulations of inverse problems. A recurring question in regularization approaches is the selection of regularization parameters, and its effect on the solution and on the optimal value of the optimization problem. The sensitivity of the value function to the regularization parameter can be linked directly … Read more

Optimization problems with value function objectives

The family of optimization problems with value function objectives includes the minmax programming problem and the bilevel optimization problem. In this paper, we derive necessary optimality conditions for this class of problems. The main focus is on the case where the functions involved are nonsmooth and the constraints are the very general operator constraints. Citation … Read more

Two-Stage Quadratic Integer Programs with Stochastic Right-Hand Sides

We consider two-stage quadratic integer programs with stochastic right-hand sides, and present an equivalent reformulation using value functions. We fi rst derive some basic properties of value functions of quadratic integer programs. We then propose a two-phase solution approach. The first phase constructs the value functions of quadratic integer programs in both stages. The second phase … Read more