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Interior Point Methods in Semidefinite Programming with Applications to Combinatorial Optimization
 SIAM Journal on Optimization
, 1993
"... We study the semidefinite programming problem (SDP), i.e the problem of optimization of a linear function of a symmetric matrix subject to linear equality constraints and the additional condition that the matrix be positive semidefinite. First we review the classical cone duality as specialized to S ..."
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We study the semidefinite programming problem (SDP), i.e the problem of optimization of a linear function of a symmetric matrix subject to linear equality constraints and the additional condition that the matrix be positive semidefinite. First we review the classical cone duality as specialized to SDP. Next we present an interior point algorithm which converges to the optimal solution in polynomial time. The approach is a direct extension of Ye's projective method for linear programming. We also argue that most known interior point methods for linear programs can be transformed in a mechanical way to algorithms for SDP with proofs of convergence and polynomial time complexity also carrying over in a similar fashion. Finally we study the significance of these results in a variety of combinatorial optimization problems including the general 01 integer programs, the maximum clique and maximum stable set problems in perfect graphs, the maximum k partite subgraph problem in graphs, and va...
SDPT3  a MATLAB software package for semidefinite programming
 OPTIMIZATION METHODS AND SOFTWARE
, 1999
"... This software package is a Matlab implementation of infeasible pathfollowing algorithms for solving standard semidefinite programming (SDP) problems. Mehrotratype predictorcorrector variants are included. Analogous algorithms for the homogeneous formulation of the standard SDP problem are also imp ..."
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This software package is a Matlab implementation of infeasible pathfollowing algorithms for solving standard semidefinite programming (SDP) problems. Mehrotratype predictorcorrector variants are included. Analogous algorithms for the homogeneous formulation of the standard SDP problem are also implemented. Four types of search directions are available, namely, the AHO, HKM, NT, and GT directions. A few classes of SDP problems are included as well. Numerical results for these classes show that our algorithms are fairly efficient and robust on problems with dimensions of the order of a few hundreds.
CSDP, a C library for semidefinite programming.
, 1997
"... this paper is organized as follows. First, we discuss the formulation of the semidefinite programming problem used by CSDP. We then describe the predictor corrector algorithm used by CSDP to solve the SDP. We discuss the storage requirements of the algorithm as well as its computational complexity. ..."
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this paper is organized as follows. First, we discuss the formulation of the semidefinite programming problem used by CSDP. We then describe the predictor corrector algorithm used by CSDP to solve the SDP. We discuss the storage requirements of the algorithm as well as its computational complexity. Finally, we present results from the solution of a number of test problems. 2 The SDP Problem We consider semidefinite programming problems of the form max tr (CX)
A Spectral Bundle Method for Semidefinite Programming
 SIAM Journal on Optimization
, 1997
"... . A central drawback of primaldual interior point methods for semidefinite programs is their lack of ability to exploit problem structure in cost and coefficient matrices. This restricts applicability to problems of small dimension. Typically semidefinite relaxations arising in combinatorial applic ..."
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. A central drawback of primaldual interior point methods for semidefinite programs is their lack of ability to exploit problem structure in cost and coefficient matrices. This restricts applicability to problems of small dimension. Typically semidefinite relaxations arising in combinatorial applications have sparse and well structured cost and coefficient matrices of huge order. We present a method that allows to compute acceptable approximations to the optimal solution of large problems within reasonable time. Semidefinite programming problems with constant trace on the primal feasible set are equivalent to eigenvalue optimization problems. These are convex nonsmooth programming problems and can be solved by bundle methods. We propose replacing the traditional polyhedral cutting plane model constructed from subgradient information by a semidefinite model that is tailored for eigenvalue problems. Convergence follows from the traditional approach but a proof is included for completene...
Solving semidefinitequadraticlinear programs using SDPT3
 MATHEMATICAL PROGRAMMING
, 2003
"... This paper discusses computational experiments with linear optimization problems involving semidefinite, quadratic, and linear cone constraints (SQLPs). Many test problems of this type are solved using a new release of SDPT3, a Matlab implementation of infeasible primaldual pathfollowing algorithm ..."
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This paper discusses computational experiments with linear optimization problems involving semidefinite, quadratic, and linear cone constraints (SQLPs). Many test problems of this type are solved using a new release of SDPT3, a Matlab implementation of infeasible primaldual pathfollowing algorithms. The software developed by the authors uses Mehrotratype predictorcorrector variants of interiorpoint methods and two types of search directions: the HKM and NT directions. A discussion of implementation details is provided and computational results on problems from the SDPLIB and DIMACS Challenge collections are reported.
PrimalDual PathFollowing Algorithms for Semidefinite Programming
 SIAM Journal on Optimization
, 1996
"... This paper deals with a class of primaldual interiorpoint algorithms for semidefinite programming (SDP) which was recently introduced by Kojima, Shindoh and Hara [11]. These authors proposed a family of primaldual search directions that generalizes the one used in algorithms for linear programmin ..."
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This paper deals with a class of primaldual interiorpoint algorithms for semidefinite programming (SDP) which was recently introduced by Kojima, Shindoh and Hara [11]. These authors proposed a family of primaldual search directions that generalizes the one used in algorithms for linear programming based on the scaling matrix X 1=2 S \Gamma1=2 . They study three primaldual algorithms based on this family of search directions: a shortstep pathfollowing method, a feasible potentialreduction method and an infeasible potentialreduction method. However, they were not able to provide an algorithm which generalizes the longstep pathfollowing algorithm introduced by Kojima, Mizuno and Yoshise [10]. In this paper, we characterize two search directions within their family as being (unique) solutions of systems of linear equations in symmetric variables. Based on this characterization, we present: 1) a simplified polynomial convergence proof for one of their shortstep pathfollowing ...
Solving LargeScale Sparse Semidefinite Programs for Combinatorial Optimization
 SIAM JOURNAL ON OPTIMIZATION
, 1998
"... We present a dualscaling interiorpoint algorithm and show how it exploits the structure and sparsity of some large scale problems. We solve the positive semidefinite relaxation of combinatorial and quadratic optimization problems subject to boolean constraints. We report the first computational re ..."
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We present a dualscaling interiorpoint algorithm and show how it exploits the structure and sparsity of some large scale problems. We solve the positive semidefinite relaxation of combinatorial and quadratic optimization problems subject to boolean constraints. We report the first computational results of interiorpoint algorithms for approximating the maximum cut semidefinite programs with dimension upto 3000.
On the NesterovTodd direction in semidefinite programming
 SIAM Journal on Optimization
, 1996
"... Nesterov and Todd discuss several pathfollowing and potentialreduction interiorpoint methods for certain convex programming problems. In the special case of semidefinite programming, we discuss how to compute the corresponding directions efficiently, how to view them as Newton directions, and how ..."
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Nesterov and Todd discuss several pathfollowing and potentialreduction interiorpoint methods for certain convex programming problems. In the special case of semidefinite programming, we discuss how to compute the corresponding directions efficiently, how to view them as Newton directions, and how to take Mehrotra predictorcorrector steps in this framework. We also provide some computational results suggesting that our algorithm is more robust than alternative methods.
Semidefinite optimization
 Acta Numerica
, 2001
"... Optimization problems in which the variable is not a vector but a symmetric matrix which is required to be positive semidefinite have been intensely studied in the last ten years. Part of the reason for the interest stems from the applicability of such problems to such diverse areas as designing the ..."
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Optimization problems in which the variable is not a vector but a symmetric matrix which is required to be positive semidefinite have been intensely studied in the last ten years. Part of the reason for the interest stems from the applicability of such problems to such diverse areas as designing the strongest column, checking the stability of a differential inclusion, and obtaining tight bounds for hard combinatorial optimization problems. Part also derives from great advances in our ability to solve such problems efficiently in theory and in practice (perhaps “or ” would be more appropriate: the most effective computational methods are not always provably efficient in theory, and vice versa). Here we describe this class of optimization problems, give a number of examples demonstrating its significance, outline its duality theory, and discuss algorithms for solving such problems.