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Global Optimization with Polynomials and the Problem of Moments
 SIAM Journal on Optimization
, 2001
"... We consider the problem of finding the unconstrained global minimum of a realvalued polynomial p(x) : R R, as well as the global minimum of p(x), in a compact set K defined by polynomial inequalities. It is shown that this problem reduces to solving an (often finite) sequence of convex linear mat ..."
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We consider the problem of finding the unconstrained global minimum of a realvalued polynomial p(x) : R R, as well as the global minimum of p(x), in a compact set K defined by polynomial inequalities. It is shown that this problem reduces to solving an (often finite) sequence of convex linear matrix inequality (LMI) problems. A notion of KarushKuhnTucker polynomials is introduced in a global optimality condition. Some illustrative examples are provided. Key words. global optimization, theory of moments and positive polynomials, semidefinite programming AMS subject classifications. 90C22, 90C25 PII. S1052623400366802 1.
Semidefinite Programming Relaxations for Semialgebraic Problems
, 2001
"... A hierarchy of convex relaxations for semialgebraic problems is introduced. For questions reducible to a finite number of polynomial equalities and inequalities, it is shown how to construct a complete family of polynomially sized semidefinite programming conditions that prove infeasibility. The mai ..."
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A hierarchy of convex relaxations for semialgebraic problems is introduced. For questions reducible to a finite number of polynomial equalities and inequalities, it is shown how to construct a complete family of polynomially sized semidefinite programming conditions that prove infeasibility. The main tools employed are a semidefinite programming formulation of the sum of squares decomposition for multivariate polynomials, and some results from real algebraic geometry. The techniques provide a constructive approach for finding bounded degree solutions to the Positivstellensatz, and are illustrated with examples from diverse application fields.
Solving Systems of Polynomial Equations
 American Mathematical Society, CBMS Regional Conferences Series, No 97
, 2002
"... Abstract. One of the most classical problems of mathematics is to solve systems of polynomial equations in several unknowns. Today, polynomial models are ubiquitous and widely applied across the sciences. They arise in robotics, coding theory, optimization, mathematical biology, computer vision, gam ..."
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Abstract. One of the most classical problems of mathematics is to solve systems of polynomial equations in several unknowns. Today, polynomial models are ubiquitous and widely applied across the sciences. They arise in robotics, coding theory, optimization, mathematical biology, computer vision, game theory, statistics, machine learning, control theory, and numerous other areas. The set of solutions to a system of polynomial equations is an algebraic variety, the basic object of algebraic geometry. The algorithmic study of algebraic varieties is the central theme of computational algebraic geometry. Exciting recent developments in symbolic algebra and numerical software for geometric calculations have revolutionized the field, making formerly inaccessible problems tractable, and providing fertile ground for experimentation and conjecture. The first half of this book furnishes an introduction and represents a snapshot of the state of the art regarding systems of polynomial equations. Afficionados of the wellknown text books by Cox, Little, and O’Shea will find familiar themes in the first five chapters: polynomials in one variable, Gröbner
A comparison of the SheraliAdams, LovászSchrijver and Lasserre relaxations for 01 programming
 Mathematics of Operations Research
, 2001
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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.
Globally optimal estimates for geometric reconstruction problems
 In ICCV
, 2005
"... We introduce a framework for computing statistically optimal estimates of geometric reconstruction problems. While traditional algorithms often suffer from either local minima or nonoptimality or a combination of both we pursue the goal of achieving global solutions of the statistically optimal c ..."
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We introduce a framework for computing statistically optimal estimates of geometric reconstruction problems. While traditional algorithms often suffer from either local minima or nonoptimality or a combination of both we pursue the goal of achieving global solutions of the statistically optimal costfunction. Our approach is based on a hierarchy of convex relaxations to solve nonconvex optimization problems with polynomials. These convex relaxations generate a monotone sequence of lower bounds and we show how one can detect whether the global optimum is attained at a given relaxation. The technique is applied to a number of classical vision problems: triangulation, camera pose, homography estimation and last, but not least, epipolar geometry estimation. Experimental validation on both synthetic and real data is provided. In practice, only a few relaxations are needed for attaining the global optimum. 1
Some controls applications of sum of squares programming
 In Proceedings of the Conference on Decision and Control
, 2003
"... Summary. We consider nonlinear systems with polynomial vector fields and pose two classes of system theoretic problems that may be solved by sum of squares programming. The first is disturbance analysis using three different norms to bound the reachable set. The second is the synthesis of a polynomi ..."
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Summary. We consider nonlinear systems with polynomial vector fields and pose two classes of system theoretic problems that may be solved by sum of squares programming. The first is disturbance analysis using three different norms to bound the reachable set. The second is the synthesis of a polynomial state feedback controller to enlarge the provable region of attraction. We also outline a variant of the state feedback synthesis for handling systems with input saturation. Both classes of problems are demonstrated using twostate nonlinear systems. 1
Advances in convex optimization: Conic programming
 In Proceedings of International Congress of Mathematicians
, 2007
"... Abstract. During the last two decades, major developments in convex optimization were focusing on conic programming, primarily, on linear, conic quadratic and semidefinite optimization. Conic programming allows to reveal rich structure which usually is possessed by a convex program and to exploit ..."
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Abstract. During the last two decades, major developments in convex optimization were focusing on conic programming, primarily, on linear, conic quadratic and semidefinite optimization. Conic programming allows to reveal rich structure which usually is possessed by a convex program and to exploit this structure in order to process the program efficiently. In the paper, we overview the major components of the resulting theory (conic duality and primaldual interior point polynomial time algorithms), outline the extremely rich “expressive abilities ” of conic quadratic and semidefinite programming and discuss a number of instructive applications.
Distributed power control for cognitive user access based on primary link control feedback
 In IEEE Infocom. IEEE
, 2010
"... Abstract—We venture beyond the “listenbeforetalk ” strategy that is common in many traditional cognitive radio access schemes. We exploit the bidirectional nature of most primary communication systems. By intelligently choosing their transmission parameters based on the observation of primary use ..."
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Abstract—We venture beyond the “listenbeforetalk ” strategy that is common in many traditional cognitive radio access schemes. We exploit the bidirectional nature of most primary communication systems. By intelligently choosing their transmission parameters based on the observation of primary user (PU) communications, secondary users (SUs) in a cognitive network can achieve higher spectrum usage while limiting their interference to the PU. Specifically, we propose that the SUs listen to the PU’s feedback channel to assess their interference on the primary receiver (PURx), and adjust radio power accordingly to satisfy the PU’s interference constraint. We investigate both centralized and distributed power control algorithms without active PU cooperation. We show that the PU feedback information inherent in many twoway primary systems can be used as important coordination signal among multiple SUs to distributively achieve a joint performance guarantee on the primary receiver’s quality of service. data link control information is available in many practical systems, e.g., power control feedback in CDMA cellular systems [6], channel quality indicator (CQI) feedback in HSDPA [6], and ACK/NACK feedback in cellular and WiFi networks [6], [7]. Such feedback information from the PU receiver can serve as a good indicator of the actual (often aggregated) impact of the SU interference on the reception quality of the PU communication link. SURx PUTx