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An Algorithm for Nonlinear Optimization Using Linear Programming and Equality Constrained Subproblems
, 2003
"... This paper describes an activeset algorithm for largescale nonlinear programming based on the successive linear programming method proposed by Fletcher and Sainz de la Maza [10]. The step computation is performed in two stages. In the first stage a linear program is solved to estimate the activ ..."
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This paper describes an activeset algorithm for largescale nonlinear programming based on the successive linear programming method proposed by Fletcher and Sainz de la Maza [10]. The step computation is performed in two stages. In the first stage a linear program is solved to estimate the active set at the solution. The linear program is obtained by making a linear approximation to the ` 1 penalty function inside a trust region. In the second stage, an equality constrained quadratic program (EQP) is solved involving only those constraints that are active at the solution of the linear program.
Aircraft turbofan engine health estimation using constrained Kalman filtering
 In ASME Turbo Expo
, 2003
"... Kalman ¯lters are often used to estimate the state variables of a dynamic system. However, in the application of Kalman ¯lters some known signal information is often either ignored or dealt with heuristically. For instance, state variable constraints (which may be based on physical considerations) a ..."
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Kalman ¯lters are often used to estimate the state variables of a dynamic system. However, in the application of Kalman ¯lters some known signal information is often either ignored or dealt with heuristically. For instance, state variable constraints (which may be based on physical considerations) are often neglected because they do not ¯t easily into the structure of the Kalman ¯lter. This paper develops an analytic method of incorporating state variable inequality constraints in the Kalman ¯lter. The resultant ¯lter is a combination of a standard Kalman ¯lter and a quadratic programming problem. The incorporation of state variable constraints increases the computational e®ort of the ¯lter but signi¯cantly improves its estimation accuracy. The improvement is proven theoretically and shown via simulation results obtained from application to a turbofan engine model. This model contains 16 state variables, 12 measurements, and 8 component health parameters. It is shown that the new algorithms provide improved performance in this example over unconstrained Kalman ¯ltering.
An Affine Scaling Algorithm For Minimizing Total Variation In Image Enhancement
, 1994
"... . A computational algorithm is proposed for image enhancement based on total variation minimization with constraints. This constrained minimization problem is introduced by Rudin et al [13, 14, 15] to enhance blurred and noisy images. Our computational algorithm solves the constrained minimization p ..."
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. A computational algorithm is proposed for image enhancement based on total variation minimization with constraints. This constrained minimization problem is introduced by Rudin et al [13, 14, 15] to enhance blurred and noisy images. Our computational algorithm solves the constrained minimization problem directly by adapting the affine scaling method for the unconstrained l 1 problem [3]. The resulting computational scheme, when viewed as an image enhancement process, has the feature that it can be used in an interactive manner in situations where knowledge of the noise level is either unavailable or unreliable. This computational algorithm can be implemented with a conjugate gradient method. It is further demonstrated that the iterative enhancement process is efficient. Key Words. image enhancement, image reconstruction, deconvolution, minimal total variation, affine scaling algorithm, projected gradient method Department of Computer Science and Advanced Computing Research Institut...
Preconditioning Reduced Matrices
, 1996
"... We study preconditioning strategies for linear systems with positivedefinite matrices of the form Z T GZ, where Z is rectangular and G is symmetric but not necessarily positive definite. The preconditioning strategies are designed to be used in the context of a conjugategradient iteration, and a ..."
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We study preconditioning strategies for linear systems with positivedefinite matrices of the form Z T GZ, where Z is rectangular and G is symmetric but not necessarily positive definite. The preconditioning strategies are designed to be used in the context of a conjugategradient iteration, and are suitable within algorithms for constrained optimization problems. The techniques have other uses, however, and are applied here to a class of problems in the calculus of variations. Numerical tests are also included.
A game theory approach to constrained minimax state estimation
 IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing
, 2006
"... This paper presents a game theory approach to the constrained state estimation of linear discrete time dynamic systems. In the application of state estimators there is often known model or signal information that is either ignored or dealt with heuristically. For example, constraints on the state va ..."
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This paper presents a game theory approach to the constrained state estimation of linear discrete time dynamic systems. In the application of state estimators there is often known model or signal information that is either ignored or dealt with heuristically. For example, constraints on the state values (which may be based on physical considerations) are often neglected because they do not easily ¯t into the structure of the state estimator. This paper develops a method for incorporating state equality constraints into a minimax state estimator. The algorithm is demonstrated on a simple vehicle tracking simulation.
TimeCritical Multiresolution Rendering of Large Complex Models
 Journal of ComputerAided Design
"... Very large and geometrically complex scenes, exceeding millions of polygons and hundreds of objects, arise naturally in many areas of interactive computer graphics. Timecritical rendering of such scenes requires the ability to trade visual quality with speed. Previous work has shown that this can b ..."
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Very large and geometrically complex scenes, exceeding millions of polygons and hundreds of objects, arise naturally in many areas of interactive computer graphics. Timecritical rendering of such scenes requires the ability to trade visual quality with speed. Previous work has shown that this can be done by representing individual scene components as multiresolution triangle meshes, and performing at each frame a convex constrained optimization to choose the mesh resolutions that maximize image quality while meeting timing constraints. In this paper we demonstrate that the nonlinear optimization problem with linear constraints associated to a large class of quality estimation heuristics is efficiently solved using an activeset strategy. By exploiting the problem structure, Lagrange multipliers estimates and equality constrained problem solutions are computed in linear time. Results show that our algorithms and data structures provide low memory overhead, smooth levelof detail contro...
Extreme Learning Machine for Regression and Multiclass Classification
"... Abstract—Due to the simplicity of their implementations, least square support vector machine (LSSVM) and proximal support vector machine (PSVM) have been widely used in binary classification applications. The conventional LSSVM and PSVM cannot be used in regression and multiclass classification ap ..."
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Abstract—Due to the simplicity of their implementations, least square support vector machine (LSSVM) and proximal support vector machine (PSVM) have been widely used in binary classification applications. The conventional LSSVM and PSVM cannot be used in regression and multiclass classification applications directly, although variants of LSSVM and PSVM have been proposed to handle such cases. This paper shows that both LSSVM and PSVM can be simplified further and a unified learning framework of LSSVM, PSVM, and other regularization algorithms referred to extreme learning machine (ELM) can be built. ELM works for the “generalized ” singlehiddenlayer feedforward networks (SLFNs), but the hidden layer (or called feature mapping) in ELM need not be tuned. Such SLFNs include but are not limited to SVM, polynomial network, and the conventional feedforward neural networks. This paper shows the following: 1) ELM provides a unified learning platform with a widespread type of feature mappings and can be applied in regression and multiclass classification applications directly; 2) from the optimization method point of view, ELM has milder optimization constraints compared to LSSVM and PSVM; 3) in theory, compared to ELM, LSSVM and PSVM achieve suboptimal solutions and require higher computational complexity; and 4) in theory, ELM can approximate any target continuous function and classify any disjoint regions. As verified by the simulation results, ELM tends to have better scalability and achieve similar (for regression and binary class cases) or much better (for multiclass cases) generalization performance at much faster learning speed (up to thousands times) than traditional SVM and LSSVM. Index Terms—Extreme learning machine (ELM), feature mapping, kernel, least square support vector machine (LSSVM), proximal support vector machine (PSVM), regularization network. I.
An activeset algorithm for nonlinear programming using linear programming and equality constrained subproblems
, 2002
"... This paper describes an activeset algorithm for largescale nonlinear programming based on the successive linear programming method proposed by Fletcher and Sainz de la Maza [9]. The step computation is performed in two stages. In the rst stage a linear program is solved to estimate the active set ..."
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This paper describes an activeset algorithm for largescale nonlinear programming based on the successive linear programming method proposed by Fletcher and Sainz de la Maza [9]. The step computation is performed in two stages. In the rst stage a linear program is solved to estimate the active set at the solution. The linear program is obtained by making a linear approximation to the `1 penalty function inside a trust region. In the second stage, an equality constrained quadratic program (EQP) is solved involving only those constraints that are active atthesolution of the linear program. The EQP incorporates a trustregion constraint and is solved (inexactly) by means of a projected conjugate gradient method. Numerical experiments are presented illustrating the performance of the algorithm on the CUTEr [1] test set.
Performance Analysis using Queueing Network Models with Variabilities and Uncertainties in Workload
, 1996
"... Computer and communication systems are often subject to variabilities and uncertainties in workload. For example, device demands at a server in a clientserver system may be different at different times of the day, or the service time in a transaction processing system may vary with the size of the ..."
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Computer and communication systems are often subject to variabilities and uncertainties in workload. For example, device demands at a server in a clientserver system may be different at different times of the day, or the service time in a transaction processing system may vary with the size of the database. Exact values for parameters may be unknown at early stages of software design but approximate ranges for these parameter values may be available. A conventional queueing network model used for evaluating the performance of computer and communication systems accepts single values as model inputs and computes a single value for each performance measure of interest. Existence of uncertainties or variabilities in service demands makes the use of a single mean value for each model parameter inappropriate causing the conventional modeling approach to become ineffective. This paper proposes to use histograms for characterizing one or more model parameters that are associated with such unc...
On Global Convergence of A Trust Region and Affine Scaling Method for Nonlinearly Constrained Minimization
 A: Math. Gen
, 1994
"... . A nonlinearly constrained optimization problem can be solved by the exact penalty approach involving nondifferentiable functions P i jc i (x)j and P i max(0; c i (x)). In [11], a trust region affine scaling approach based on a 2norm subproblem is proposed for solving a nonlinear l 1 problem ..."
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. A nonlinearly constrained optimization problem can be solved by the exact penalty approach involving nondifferentiable functions P i jc i (x)j and P i max(0; c i (x)). In [11], a trust region affine scaling approach based on a 2norm subproblem is proposed for solving a nonlinear l 1 problem. The (quadratic) approximation and the trust region subproblem are defined using affine scaling techniques. Explicit sufficient decrease conditions are proposed to obtain a limit point satisfying complementarity, dual feasibility, and second order optimality. In this paper, we present the global convergence properties of this new approach. Key Words. nonlinearly constrained minimization, trust region, sufficient decrease conditions, affine scaling, exact penalty, nonlinear l 1 problem, global convergence 1 Research partially supported by the Applied Mathematical Sciences Research Program (KC0402) of the Office of Energy Research of the U.S. Department of Energy under grant DEFG0290ER25...