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Interiorpoint Methods
, 2000
"... The modern era of interiorpoint methods dates to 1984, when Karmarkar proposed his algorithm for linear programming. In the years since then, algorithms and software for linear programming have become quite sophisticated, while extensions to more general classes of problems, such as convex quadrati ..."
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The modern era of interiorpoint methods dates to 1984, when Karmarkar proposed his algorithm for linear programming. In the years since then, algorithms and software for linear programming have become quite sophisticated, while extensions to more general classes of problems, such as convex quadratic programming, semidefinite programming, and nonconvex and nonlinear problems, have reached varying levels of maturity. We review some of the key developments in the area, including comments on both the complexity theory and practical algorithms for linear programming, semidefinite programming, monotone linear complementarity, and convex programming over sets that can be characterized by selfconcordant barrier functions.
Fast Linear Iterations for Distributed Averaging
 Systems and Control Letters
, 2003
"... We consider the problem of finding a linear iteration that yields distributed averaging consensus over a network, i.e., that asymptotically computes the average of some initial values given at the nodes. When the iteration is assumed symmetric, the problem of finding the fastest converging linear ..."
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We consider the problem of finding a linear iteration that yields distributed averaging consensus over a network, i.e., that asymptotically computes the average of some initial values given at the nodes. When the iteration is assumed symmetric, the problem of finding the fastest converging linear iteration can be cast as a semidefinite program, and therefore efficiently and globally solved. These optimal linear iterations are often substantially faster than several common heuristics that are based on the Laplacian of the associated graph.
Semidefinite Programming and Combinatorial Optimization
 DOC. MATH. J. DMV
, 1998
"... We describe a few applications of semide nite programming in combinatorial optimization. ..."
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We describe a few applications of semide nite programming in combinatorial optimization.
Grasp Analysis as Linear Matrix Inequality Problems
"... Three important problems in the study of grasping and manipulation by multifingered robotic hands are: (a) Given a grasp characterized by a set of contact points and the associated contact models, determine if the grasp has force closure; (b) If the grasp does not have force closure, determine if th ..."
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Three important problems in the study of grasping and manipulation by multifingered robotic hands are: (a) Given a grasp characterized by a set of contact points and the associated contact models, determine if the grasp has force closure; (b) If the grasp does not have force closure, determine if the ngers are able to apply a specified resultant wrench on the object; and (c) Compute "optimal" contact forces if the answer to problem (b) is affirmative. In this paper, based on an early result by Buss, Hashimoto and Moore, which transforms the nonlinear friction cone constraints into positive definiteness of certain symmetric matrices, we further cast the friction cone constraints into linear matrix inequalities (LMIs) and formulate all three of the problems stated above as a set of convex optimization problems involving LMIs. The latter problems have been extensively studied in optimization and control community and highly efficient algorithms with polynomial time complexity are now available for their solutions. We perform simulation studies to show the simplicity and efficiency of the LMI formulation to the three problems.
Optimal Wire and Transistor Sizing for Circuits with NonTree Topology
 in Proc. Int. Conf. on Computer Aided Design
, 1997
"... Conventional methods for optimal sizing of wires and transistors use linear RC circuit models and the Elmore delay as a measure of signal delay. If the RC circuit has a tree topology the sizing problem reduces to a convex optimization problem which can be solved using geometric programming. The tree ..."
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Conventional methods for optimal sizing of wires and transistors use linear RC circuit models and the Elmore delay as a measure of signal delay. If the RC circuit has a tree topology the sizing problem reduces to a convex optimization problem which can be solved using geometric programming. The tree topology restriction precludes the use of these methods in several sizing problems of significant importance to highperformance deep submicron design including, for example, circuits with loops of resistors, e.g., clock distribution meshes, and circuits with coupling capacitors, e.g., buses with crosstalk between the lines. The paper proposes a new optimization method which can be used to address these problems. The method uses the dominant time constant as a measure of signal propagation delay in an RC circuit, instead of Elmore delay. Using this measure, sizing of any RC circuit can be cast as a convex optimization problem which can be solved using the recently developed efficient interi...
APPLYING NEW OPTIMIZATION ALGORITHMS TO MODEL PREDICTIVE CONTROL
"... The connections between optimization and control theory have been explored by many researchers, and optimization algorithms have been applied with success to optimal control. The rapid pace of developments in model predictive control has given rise to a host of new problems to which optimization has ..."
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The connections between optimization and control theory have been explored by many researchers, and optimization algorithms have been applied with success to optimal control. The rapid pace of developments in model predictive control has given rise to a host of new problems to which optimization has yet to be applied. Concurrently, developments in optimization, and especially in interiorpoint methods, have produced a new set of algorithms that may be especially helpful in this context. In this paper, we reexamine the relatively simple problem of control of linear processes subject to quadratic objectives and general linear constraints. We show how new algorithms for quadratic programming can be applied efficiently to this problem. The approach extends to several more general problems in straightforward ways.
Resolution of conflicts involving many aircraft via semidefinite programming
, 1999
"... Aircraft conflict detection and resolution is currently attracting the interest of many air transportation service providers and is concerned with the following question: Given a set of airborne aircraft and their intended trajectories, what control strategy should be followed by the pilots and the ..."
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Aircraft conflict detection and resolution is currently attracting the interest of many air transportation service providers and is concerned with the following question: Given a set of airborne aircraft and their intended trajectories, what control strategy should be followed by the pilots and the air traffic service provider to prevent the aircraft from coming too close to each other? This paper addresses this problem by presenting a distributed airground architecture, whereby each aircraft proposes its desired heading while a centralized air traffic control architecture resolves any conflict arising between the aircraft involved in the conflict, while minimizing the deviation between desired and conflictfree heading for each aircraft. The resolution architecture relies on a combination of convex programming and randomized searches: It is shown that aversion of the planar, multiaircraft conflict resolution problem that accounts for all possible crossing patterns among aircraft might be recast as a nonconvex, quadratically constrained quadratic program. For this type of problem, there exist efficient numerical relaxations, based on semidefinite programming, that provide lower bounds
Optimization Of Multiclass Queueing Networks with Changeover Times via the Achievable Region Approach: Part I, The Singlestation Case
, 1999
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SEMIDEFINITE PROGRAMMING RELAXATIONS OF NONCONVEX PROBLEMS IN CONTROL AND COMBINATORIAL OPTIMIZATION
"... We point out some connections between applications of semidefinite programming in control and in combinatorial optimization. In both fields semidefinite programs arise as convex relaxations of NPhard quadratic optimization problems. We also show that these relaxations are readily extended to optimi ..."
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We point out some connections between applications of semidefinite programming in control and in combinatorial optimization. In both fields semidefinite programs arise as convex relaxations of NPhard quadratic optimization problems. We also show that these relaxations are readily extended to optimization problems over bilinear matrix inequalities.
Duality Results For Conic Convex Programming
, 1997
"... This paper presents a unified study of duality properties for the problem of minimizing a linear function over the intersection of an affine space with a convex cone infinite dimension. Existing duality results are carefully surveyed and some new duality properties are established. Examples are give ..."
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This paper presents a unified study of duality properties for the problem of minimizing a linear function over the intersection of an affine space with a convex cone infinite dimension. Existing duality results are carefully surveyed and some new duality properties are established. Examples are given to illustrate these new properties. The topics covered in this paper include GordonStiemke type theorems, Farkas type theorems, perfect duality, Slater condition, regularization, Ramana's duality, and approximate dualities. The dual representations of various convex sets, convex cones and conic convex programs are also discussed.