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Convex Nondifferentiable Optimization: A Survey Focussed On The Analytic Center Cutting Plane Method.
, 1999
"... We present a survey of nondifferentiable optimization problems and methods with special focus on the analytic center cutting plane method. We propose a selfcontained convergence analysis, that uses the formalism of the theory of selfconcordant functions, but for the main results, we give direct pr ..."
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We present a survey of nondifferentiable optimization problems and methods with special focus on the analytic center cutting plane method. We propose a selfcontained convergence analysis, that uses the formalism of the theory of selfconcordant functions, but for the main results, we give direct proofs based on the properties of the logarithmic function. We also provide an in depth analysis of two extensions that are very relevant to practical problems: the case of multiple cuts and the case of deep cuts. We further examine extensions to problems including feasible sets partially described by an explicit barrier function, and to the case of nonlinear cuts. Finally, we review several implementation issues and discuss some applications.
A Cutting Plane Method from Analytic Centers for Stochastic Programming
 Mathematical Programming
, 1994
"... The stochastic linear programming problem with recourse has a dual block angular structure. It can thus be handled by Benders decomposition or by Kelley's method of cutting planes; equivalently the dual problem has a primal block angular structure and can be handled by DantzigWolfe decompositi ..."
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The stochastic linear programming problem with recourse has a dual block angular structure. It can thus be handled by Benders decomposition or by Kelley's method of cutting planes; equivalently the dual problem has a primal block angular structure and can be handled by DantzigWolfe decomposition the two approaches are in fact identical by duality. Here we shall investigate the use of the method of cutting planes from analytic centers applied to similar formulations. The only significant difference form the aforementioned methods is that new cutting planes (or columns, by duality) will be generated not from the optimum of the linear programming relaxation, but from the analytic center of the set of localization. 1 Introduction The study of optimization problems in the presence of uncertainty still taxes the limits of methodology and software. One of the most approachable settings is that of twostaged planning under uncertainty, in which a first stage decision has to be taken bef...
Solving Nonlinear Multicommodity Flow Problems By The Analytic Center Cutting Plane Method
, 1995
"... The paper deals with nonlinear multicommodity flow problems with convex costs. A decomposition method is proposed to solve them. The approach applies a potential reduction algorithm to solve the master problem approximately and a column generation technique to define a sequence of primal linear prog ..."
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The paper deals with nonlinear multicommodity flow problems with convex costs. A decomposition method is proposed to solve them. The approach applies a potential reduction algorithm to solve the master problem approximately and a column generation technique to define a sequence of primal linear programming problems. Each subproblem consists of finding a minimum cost flow between an origin and a destination node in an uncapacited network. It is thus formulated as a shortest path problem and solved with the Dijkstra's dheap algorithm. An implementation is described that that takes full advantage of the supersparsity of the network in the linear algebra operations. Computational results show the efficiency of this approach on wellknown nondifferentiable problems and also large scale randomly generated problems (up to 1000 arcs and 5000 commodities). This research has been supported by the Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique Suisse, grant #12 \Gamma 34002:92, NSERCCanada and ...
HOMOTOPY CONTINUATION METHODS FOR NONLINEAR COMPLEMENTARITY PROBLEMS
, 1991
"... A complementarity problem with a continuous mapping f from Rn into itself can be written as the system of equations F(x, y) = 0 and (x, y)> 0. Here F is the mapping from R ~ " into itself defined by F(x, y) = ( xl y,, x2yZ,..., x, ~ ye, y ffx)). Under the assumption that the mapping f is ..."
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A complementarity problem with a continuous mapping f from Rn into itself can be written as the system of equations F(x, y) = 0 and (x, y)> 0. Here F is the mapping from R ~ " into itself defined by F(x, y) = ( xl y,, x2yZ,..., x, ~ ye, y ffx)). Under the assumption that the mapping f is a P,,function, we study various aspects of homotopy continuation methods that trace a trajectory consisting of solutions of the family of systems of equations F(x, y) = t(a, b) and (x, y) 8 0 until the parameter t> 0 attains 0. Here (a, b) denotes a 2ndimensional constant positive vector. We establish the existence of a trajectory which leads to a solution of the problem, and then present a numerical method for tracing the trajectory. We also discuss the global and local convergence of the method.
Homogeneous Analytic Center Cutting Plane Methods for Convex Problems and Variational Inequalities
, 1997
"... In this paper we consider a new analytic center cutting plane method in a projective space. We prove the efficiency estimates for the general scheme and show that these results can be used in the analysis of a feasibility problem, the variational inequality problem and the problem of constrained min ..."
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In this paper we consider a new analytic center cutting plane method in a projective space. We prove the efficiency estimates for the general scheme and show that these results can be used in the analysis of a feasibility problem, the variational inequality problem and the problem of constrained minimization. Our analysis is valid even for the problems whose solution belongs to the boundary of the domain. Keywords: Cutting plane, analytic centers. This research is partially supported by the Fonds National Suisse (grant # 1242503.94) 1 Introduction Cutting plane methods are designed to solve convex problems with the following property. A socalled oracle provides a first order information in the form of cutting planes that separate the query point from the set of solutions. Given a sequence of query points, the oracle answers a set of cutting planes that generates a polyhedral relaxation of the solution set. As the sequence of query points increases, the relaxation gets increasin...
On the linear convergence of descent methods for convex essentially smooth minimization
 SIAM J. Control Optim
, 1992
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The Analytic Center Cutting Plane Method with Semidefinite Cuts
 SIAM JOURNAL ON OPTIMIZATION
, 2000
"... We analyze an analytic center cutting plane algorithm for the convex feasibility problems with semidefinite cuts. At each iteration the oracle returns a pdimensional semidefinite cut at an approximate analytic center of the set of localization. The set of localization, which contains the solution s ..."
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We analyze an analytic center cutting plane algorithm for the convex feasibility problems with semidefinite cuts. At each iteration the oracle returns a pdimensional semidefinite cut at an approximate analytic center of the set of localization. The set of localization, which contains the solution set, is a compact set consists of piecewise algebraic surfaces. We prove that the analytic center is recovered after adding a pdimensional cut in O(p log(p 1)) damped Newton's iteration. We also prove that the algorithm stops when the dimension of the accumulated block diagonal matrix cut reaches to the bound of O (p 2 m 3 =ffl 2 ), where p is the maximum dimension cut and ffl is radius of the largest ball contained in the solution set.
A LogBarrier Method With Benders Decomposition For Solving TwoStage Stochastic Programs
 Mathematical Programming 90
, 1999
"... An algorithm incorporating the logarithmic barrier into the Benders decomposition technique is proposed for solving twostage stochastic programs. Basic properties concerning the existence and uniqueness of the solution and the underlying path are studied. When applied to problems with a finite numb ..."
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An algorithm incorporating the logarithmic barrier into the Benders decomposition technique is proposed for solving twostage stochastic programs. Basic properties concerning the existence and uniqueness of the solution and the underlying path are studied. When applied to problems with a finite number of scenarios, the algorithm is shown to converge globally and to run in polynomialtime. Key Words: Stochastic programming, Largescale linear programming, Barrier function, Interior point methods, Benders decomposition, Complexity. Abbreviated Title: A logbarrier method with Benders decomposition AMS(MOS) subject classifications: 90C15, 90C05, 90C06, 90C60. 1 1. Introduction In this paper we propose an algorithm for solving twostage stochastic programs, establish fundamental properties of the algorithm, and analyze the convergence. An example of a twostage stochastic program is a production planning problem. The production and demand take place in the first and second periods, resp...
A multiplecut analytic center cutting plane method for semidefinite feasibility problems
 SIAM Journal on Optimization
, 2002
"... form of these problems can be described as finding a point in a nonempty bounded convex body Γ in the cone of symmetric positive semidefinite matrices. Assume that Γ is defined by an oracle, which for any given m × m symmetric positive semidefinite matrix ˆ Y either confirms that ˆ Y ∈ Γ or returns ..."
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form of these problems can be described as finding a point in a nonempty bounded convex body Γ in the cone of symmetric positive semidefinite matrices. Assume that Γ is defined by an oracle, which for any given m × m symmetric positive semidefinite matrix ˆ Y either confirms that ˆ Y ∈ Γ or returns a cut, i.e., a symmetric matrix A such that Γ is in the halfspace {Y: A • Y ≤ A • ˆ Y}. We study an analytic center cutting plane algorithm for this problem. At each iteration the algorithm computes an approximate analytic center of a working set defined by the cuttingplane system generated in the previous iterations. If this approximate analytic center is a solution, then the algorithm terminates; otherwise the new cutting plane returned by the oracle is added into the system. As the number of iterations increases, the working set shrinks and the algorithm eventually finds a solution of the problem. All iterates generated by the algorithm are positive definite matrices. The algorithm has a worst case complexity of O ∗ (m 3 /ɛ 2) on the total number of cuts to be used, where ɛ is the maximum radius of a ball contained by Γ.