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A trust region method based on interior point techniques for nonlinear programming
 Mathematical Programming
, 1996
"... Jorge Nocedal z An algorithm for minimizing a nonlinear function subject to nonlinear inequality constraints is described. It applies sequential quadratic programming techniques to a sequence of barrier problems, and uses trust regions to ensure the robustness of the iteration and to allow the direc ..."
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Jorge Nocedal z An algorithm for minimizing a nonlinear function subject to nonlinear inequality constraints is described. It applies sequential quadratic programming techniques to a sequence of barrier problems, and uses trust regions to ensure the robustness of the iteration and to allow the direct use of second order derivatives. This framework permits primal and primaldual steps, but the paper focuses on the primal version of the new algorithm. An analysis of the convergence properties of this method is presented. Key words: constrained optimization, interior point method, largescale optimization, nonlinear programming, primal method, primaldual method, SQP iteration, barrier method, trust region method.
CUTEr (and SifDec), a constrained and unconstrained testing environment, revisited
 ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software
, 2001
"... Abstract. The initial release of CUTE, a widely used testing environment for optimization software was described in [2]. The latest version, now known as CUTEr is presented. New features include reorganisation of the environment to allow simultaneous multiplatform installation, new tools for, and i ..."
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Abstract. The initial release of CUTE, a widely used testing environment for optimization software was described in [2]. The latest version, now known as CUTEr is presented. New features include reorganisation of the environment to allow simultaneous multiplatform installation, new tools for, and interfaces to, optimization packages, and a considerably simplified and entirely automated installation procedure for unix systems. The SIF decoder, which used to be a part of CUTE, has become a separate tool, easily callable by various packages. It features simple extensions to the SIF test problem format and the generation of files suited to automatic differentiation packages. Key words. Nonlinear constrained optimization, testing environment, shared filesystems, heterogeneous environment, SIF format 1.
Global Convergence of a Class of Trust Region Algorithms for Optimization Using Inexact Projections on Convex Constraints
, 1995
"... A class of trust region based algorithms is presented for the solution of nonlinear optimization problems with a convex feasible set. At variance with previously published analysis of this type, the theory presented allows for the use of general norms. Furthermore, the proposed algorithms do not r ..."
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A class of trust region based algorithms is presented for the solution of nonlinear optimization problems with a convex feasible set. At variance with previously published analysis of this type, the theory presented allows for the use of general norms. Furthermore, the proposed algorithms do not require the explicit computation of the projected gradient, and can therefore be adapted to cases where the projection onto the feasible domain may be expensive to calculate. Strong global convergence results are derived for the class. It is also shown that the set of linear and nonlinear constraints that are binding at the solution are identified by the algorithms of the class in a finite number of iterations.
A Global Convergence Theory for General TrustRegionBased Algorithms for Equality Constrained Optimization
 SIAM Journal on Optimization
, 1992
"... This work presents a global convergence theory for a broad class of trustregion algorithms for the smooth nonlinear progro.mmln S problem with equality constraints. The main result generalizes Powell's 1975 result for unconstrained trustregion algorithms. ..."
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This work presents a global convergence theory for a broad class of trustregion algorithms for the smooth nonlinear progro.mmln S problem with equality constraints. The main result generalizes Powell's 1975 result for unconstrained trustregion algorithms.
On the implementation of an algorithm for largescale equality constrained optimization
 SIAM Journal on Optimization
, 1998
"... Abstract. This paper describes a software implementation of Byrd and Omojokun’s trust region algorithm for solving nonlinear equality constrained optimization problems. The code is designed for the efficient solution of large problems and provides the user with a variety of linear algebra techniques ..."
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Abstract. This paper describes a software implementation of Byrd and Omojokun’s trust region algorithm for solving nonlinear equality constrained optimization problems. The code is designed for the efficient solution of large problems and provides the user with a variety of linear algebra techniques for solving the subproblems occurring in the algorithm. Second derivative information can be used, but when it is not available, limited memory quasiNewton approximations are made. The performance of the code is studied using a set of difficult test problems from the CUTE collection.
Minimizing a Quadratic Over a Sphere
 SIAM J. Optim
, 2000
"... A new method, the sequential subspace method (SSM), is developed for the problem of minimizing a quadratic over a sphere. In our scheme, the quadratic is minimized over a subspace which is adjusted in successive iterations to ensure convergence to an optimum. When a sequential quadratic programming ..."
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A new method, the sequential subspace method (SSM), is developed for the problem of minimizing a quadratic over a sphere. In our scheme, the quadratic is minimized over a subspace which is adjusted in successive iterations to ensure convergence to an optimum. When a sequential quadratic programming iterate is included in the subspace, convergence is locally quadratic. Numerical comparisons with other recent methods are given.
Trust Region Algorithms For Constrained Optimization
 Math. Prog
, 1990
"... We review the main techniques used in trust region algorithms for nonlinear constrained optimization. 1. Trust Region Idea Constrained optimization is to minimize a function subject to finitely many algebraic equation and inequality conditions. It has the following form min x2! n f(x) (1.1) subj ..."
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We review the main techniques used in trust region algorithms for nonlinear constrained optimization. 1. Trust Region Idea Constrained optimization is to minimize a function subject to finitely many algebraic equation and inequality conditions. It has the following form min x2! n f(x) (1.1) subject to c i (x) = 0; i = 1; 2; : : : ; m e ; (1.2) c i (x) 0; i = m e + 1; : : : ; m; (1.3) where f(x) and c i (x) (i = 1; : : : ; m) are real functions defined in ! n , and m m e are two nonnegative integers. Numerical methods for nonlinear optimization problems can be grouped as two types. One are line search methods and the other are trust region algorithms. Line search algorithms at each iteration use a direction to carry a line search. The direction is called the search direction, which is normally computed by solving a subproblem that approximates the original problem near the current iterate. A line search means to search for a new point along the search direction. For example, ...
Approximation Algorithms for Quadratic Programming
, 1998
"... We consider the problem of approximating the global minimum of a general quadratic program (QP) with n variables subject to m ellipsoidal constraints. For m = 1, we rigorously show that an fflminimizer, where error ffl 2 (0; 1), can be obtained in polynomial time, meaning that the number of arithme ..."
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We consider the problem of approximating the global minimum of a general quadratic program (QP) with n variables subject to m ellipsoidal constraints. For m = 1, we rigorously show that an fflminimizer, where error ffl 2 (0; 1), can be obtained in polynomial time, meaning that the number of arithmetic operations is a polynomial in n, m, and log(1=ffl). For m 2, we present a polynomialtime (1 \Gamma 1 m 2 )approximation algorithm as well as a semidefinite programming relaxation for this problem. In addition, we present approximation algorithms for solving QP under the box constraints and the assignment polytope constraints. Key words. Quadratic programming, global minimizer, polynomialtime approximation algorithm The work of the first author was supported by the Australian Research Council; the second author was supported in part by the Department of Management Sciences of the University of Iowa where he performed this research during a research leave, and by the Natural Scien...
InexactRestoration Method with Lagrangian Tangent Decrease and New Merit Function for Nonlinear Programming
, 1999
"... . A new InexactRestoration method for Nonlinear Programming is introduced. The iteration of the main algorithm has two phases. In Phase 1, feasibility is explicitly improved and in Phase 2 optimality is improved on a tangent approximation of the constraints. Trust regions are used for reducing the ..."
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. A new InexactRestoration method for Nonlinear Programming is introduced. The iteration of the main algorithm has two phases. In Phase 1, feasibility is explicitly improved and in Phase 2 optimality is improved on a tangent approximation of the constraints. Trust regions are used for reducing the step when the trial point is not good enough. The trust region is not centered in the current point, as in many Nonlinear Programming algorithms, but in the intermediate "more feasible" point. Therefore, in this semifeasible approach, the more feasible intermediate point is considered to be essentially better than the current point. This is the first method in which intermediatepointcentered trust regions are combined with the decrease of the Lagrangian in the tangent approximation to the constraints. The merit function used in this paper is also new: it consists of a convex combination of the Lagrangian and the (nonsquared) norm of the constraints. The Euclidean norm is used for simplicity but other norms for measuring infeasibility are admissible. Global convergence theorems are proved, a theoretically justified algorithm for the first phase is introduced and some numerical insight is given. Key Words: Nonlinear Programming, trust regions, GRG methods, SGRA methods, restoration methods, global convergence. 1
Nonlinear programming algorithms using trust regions and augmented Lagrangians with nonmonotone penalty parameters
, 1997
"... A model algorithm based on the successive quadratic programming method for solving the general nonlinear programming problem is presented. The objective function and the constraints of the problem are only required to be differentiable and their gradients to satisfy a Lipschitz condition. The strate ..."
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A model algorithm based on the successive quadratic programming method for solving the general nonlinear programming problem is presented. The objective function and the constraints of the problem are only required to be differentiable and their gradients to satisfy a Lipschitz condition. The strategy for obtaining global convergence is based on the trust region approach. The merit function is a type of augmented Lagrangian. A new updating scheme is introduced for the penalty parameter, by means of which monotone increase is not necessary. Global convergence results are proved and numerical experiments are presented. Key words: Nonlinear programming, successive quadratic programming, trust regions, augmented Lagrangians, Lipschitz conditions. Department of Applied Mathematics, IMECCUNICAMP, University of Campinas, CP 6065, 13081970 Campinas SP, Brazil (chico@ime.unicamp.br). This author was supported by FAPESP (Grant 903724 6), FINEP and FAEPUNICAMP. y Department of Mathematics...