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Method of centers for minimizing generalized eigenvalues
 Linear Algebra Appl
, 1993
"... We consider the problem of minimizing the largest generalized eigenvalue of a pair of symmetric matrices, each of which depends affinely on the decision variables. Although this problem may appear specialized, it is in fact quite general, and includes for example all linear, quadratic, and linear fr ..."
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We consider the problem of minimizing the largest generalized eigenvalue of a pair of symmetric matrices, each of which depends affinely on the decision variables. Although this problem may appear specialized, it is in fact quite general, and includes for example all linear, quadratic, and linear fractional programs. Many problems arising in control theory can be cast in this form. The problem is nondifferentiable but quasiconvex, so methods such as Kelley's cuttingplane algorithm or the ellipsoid algorithm of Shor, Nemirovksy, and Yudin are guaranteed to minimize it. In this paper we describe relevant background material and a simple interior point method that solves such problems more efficiently. The algorithm is a variation on Huard's method of centers, using a selfconcordant barrier for matrix inequalities developed by Nesterov and Nemirovsky. (Nesterov and Nemirovsky have also extended their potential reduction methods to handle the same problem [NN91b].) Since the problem is quasiconvex but not convex, devising a nonheuristic stopping criterion (i.e., one that guarantees a given accuracy) is more difficult than in the convex case. We describe several nonheuristic stopping criteria that are based on the dual of a related convex problem and a new ellipsoidal approximation that is slightly sharper, in some cases, than a more general result due to Nesterov and Nemirovsky. The algorithm is demonstrated on an example: determining the quadratic Lyapunov function that optimizes a decay rate estimate for a differential inclusion.
Global Optimization in Control System Analysis and Design
 CONTROL AND DYNAMIC SYSTEMS: ADVANCES IN THEORY AND APPLICATIONS
, 1992
"... Many problems in control system analysis and design can be posed in a setting where a system with a fixed model structure and nominal parameter values is affected by parameter variations. An example is parametric robustness analysis, where the parameters might represent physical quantities that are ..."
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Many problems in control system analysis and design can be posed in a setting where a system with a fixed model structure and nominal parameter values is affected by parameter variations. An example is parametric robustness analysis, where the parameters might represent physical quantities that are known only to within a certain accuracy, or vary depending on operating conditions etc. Frequently asked questions here deal with performance issues: "How bad can a certain performance measure of the system be over all possible values of the parameters?" Another example is parametric controller design, where the parameters represent degrees of freedom available to the control system designer. A typical question here would be: "What is the best choice of parameters, one that optimizes a certain design objective?" Many of the questions above may be directly restated as optimization problems: If q denotes the vector of parameters, Q
LIBOR ADDITIVE MODEL CALIBRATION TO SWAPTIONS MARKETS
, 2008
"... In the current paper, we introduce a new calibration methodology for the LIBOR market model driven by LIBOR additive processes based in an inverse problem. This problem can be splitted in the calibration of the continuous and discontinuous part, linking each part of the problem with atthemoney and ..."
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In the current paper, we introduce a new calibration methodology for the LIBOR market model driven by LIBOR additive processes based in an inverse problem. This problem can be splitted in the calibration of the continuous and discontinuous part, linking each part of the problem with atthemoney and in/outofthemoney swaption volatilies. The continuous part is based on a semidefinite programming (convex) problem, with constraints in terms of variability or robustness, and the calibration of the Lévy measure is proposed to calibrate inverting the Fourier Transform.
Decentralized Information Processing in the Theory of Organizations
, 1997
"... Bounded rationality has been an important theme throughout the history of the theory of organizations, because it explains the sharing of information processing tasks and the existence of administrative sta s that coordinate large organizations. This article broadly surveys the theories of organizat ..."
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Bounded rationality has been an important theme throughout the history of the theory of organizations, because it explains the sharing of information processing tasks and the existence of administrative sta s that coordinate large organizations. This article broadly surveys the theories of organizations that model such bounded rationality and decentralized information processing. Author's address: