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All Areas Submissions - October 2017

Convex and Nonsmooth Optimization
On the Optimal Proximal Parameter of an ADMM-like Splitting Method for Separable Convex Programming
Bingsheng He, Xiaoming Yuan

Stochastic Programming
A Sigmoidal Approximation for Chance-constrained Nonlinear Programs
Yankai Cao, Victor Zavala

Convex and Nonsmooth Optimization
Manifold Sampling for Nonconvex Optimization of Piecewise Linear Compositions
Kamil Khan, Jeffrey Larson, Stefan M Wild

Robust Optimization
Primal-Dual Hybrid Gradient Method for Distributionally Robust Optimization Problems
Yongchao Liu, Xiaoming Yuan, Shangzhi Zeng, Jin Zhang

Applications — OR and Management Sciences
Uniqueness and Multiplicity of Market Equilibria on DC Power Flow Networks
Vanessa Krebs, Lars Schewe, Martin Schmidt

Applications — Science and Engineering
NeatWork, a tool for the design of gravity-driven water distribution systems for poor rural communities
F Babonneau, G Corcos, L Drouet, J.-P. Vial

Applications — Science and Engineering
Energy Technology Environment Model with Smart Grid and Robust Nodal Electricity Prices
F Babonneau, A Haurie

Nonlinear Optimization
Globally Solving the Trust Region Subproblem Using Simple First-Order Methods
Amir Beck, Yakov Vaisbourd

Convex and Nonsmooth Optimization
Balancing Communication and Computation in Distributed Optimization
Albert S Berahas, Raghu Bollapragada, Nitish Shirish Keskar, Ermin Wei

Other Topics
THE MINIMAL TIME FUNCTION ASSOCIATED WITH A COLLECTION OF SETS
Luong Nguyen, Xiaolong Qin

Linear, Cone and Semidefinite Programming
Tightness of a new and enhanced semidefinite relaxation for MIMO detection
Cheng Lu, Ya-Feng Liu, Wei-Qiang Zhang, Shuzhong Zhang

Convex and Nonsmooth Optimization
On the equivalence of the primal-dual hybrid gradient method and Douglas-Rachford splitting
Daniel O'Connor, Lieven Vandenberghe

Nonlinear Optimization
Primal-Dual Optimization Algorithms over Riemannian Manifolds: an Iteration Complexity Analysis
Junyu Zhang, Shiqian Ma, Shuzhong Zhang

Applications — OR and Management Sciences
A multi-period production and distribution optimization model for radiopharmaceuticals
Ioannis Akrotirianakis, Amit Chakraborty

Linear, Cone and Semidefinite Programming
Minimizer extraction in polynomial optimization is robust
Igor Klep, Janez Povh, Jurij Volčič

Applications — OR and Management Sciences
The forwarder planning problem in a two-echelon network
Massimo Di Francesco, Manlio Gaudioso, Enrico Gorgone, Paola Zuddas

Nonlinear Optimization
Dense initializations for limited-memory quasi-Newton methods
Johannes Brust, Oleg Burdakov, Jennifer Erway, Roummel Marcia

Combinatorial Optimization
Enriching Solutions to Combinatorial Problems via Solution Engineering
Petit Thierry, Trapp Andrew

Global Optimization
Global optimization of generalized semi-infinite programs using disjunctive programming
Peter Kirst, Oliver Stein

Stochastic Programming
From Estimation to Optimization via Shrinkage
Danial Davarnia, Gerard Cornuejols

Convex and Nonsmooth Optimization
On the Construction of Converging Hierarchies for Polynomial Optimization Based on Certificates of Global Positivity
Amir Ali Ahmadi, Georgina Hall

Convex and Nonsmooth Optimization
Improving Efficiency and Scalability of Sum of Squares Optimization: Recent Advances and Limitations
Amir Ali Ahmadi, Georgina Hall, Antonis Papachristodoulou, James Saunderson, Yang Zheng

Convex and Nonsmooth Optimization
Response to "Counterexample to global convergence of DSOS and SDSOS hierarchies"
Amir Ali Ahmadi, Anirudha Majumdar

Other Topics
Index Policies and Performance Bounds for Dynamic Selection Problems
Brown David, Smith James

Nonlinear Optimization
Underestimate Sequences via Quadratic Averaging
Chenxin Ma, Naga Venkata C. Gudapati, Majid Jahani, Rachael Tappenden, Martin Takac

Robust Optimization
Derivative-Free Robust Optimization by Outer Approximations
Matt Menickelly, Stefan M. Wild

Robust Optimization
A Primal-Dual Lifting Scheme for Two-Stage Robust Optimization
Angelos Georghiou, Angelos Tsoukalas, Wolfram Wiesemann

Other Topics
A New Exact Algorithm to Optimize a Linear Function Over the Set of Efficient Solutions for Bi-objective Mixed Integer Linear Programming
Alvaro Sierra-Altamiranda, Hadi Charkhgard

Convex and Nonsmooth Optimization
CONVERGENCE RATE OF GRADIENT BASED ADAPTIVE RESTART FOR ACCELERATED GRADIENT SCHEMES
Can Kizilkale, Shivkumar Chandrasekaran, Ming Gu

Applications — OR and Management Sciences
Shared Mobility for Last-Mile Delivery: Design, Operational Prescriptions and Environmental Impact
Liu Sheng

Nonlinear Optimization
Numerically tractable optimistic bilevel problems
Lorenzo Lampariello, Simone Sagratella

Convex and Nonsmooth Optimization
Generalized ADMM with Optimal Inde nite Proximal Term for Linearly Constrained Convex Optimization
Fan Jiang, Zhongming Wu, Xingju Cai

Convex and Nonsmooth Optimization
``Relative-Continuity'' for Non-Lipschitz Non-Smooth Convex Optimization using Stochastic (or Deterministic) Mirror Descent
Haihao Lu

Linear, Cone and Semidefinite Programming
Using a Factored Dual in Augmented Lagrangian Methods for Semidefinite Programming
Marianna De Santis, Franz Rendl, Angelika Wiegele

Applications — OR and Management Sciences
Stochastic Dynamic Programming Using Optimal Quantizers
Anna Timonina-Farkas, Georg Pflug

Integer Programming
Enhanced Pseudo-Polynomial Formulations for Bin Packing and Cutting Stock Problems
Maxence Delorme, Manuel Iori

Applications — Science and Engineering
Radar Waveform Optimization for Cooperative Radar and Communications Joint Receiver
Shankarachary Ragi, Alex R. Chiriyath, Daniel W. Bliss, Hans D. Mittelmann

Applications — Science and Engineering
Using Neural Networks to Detect Line Outages from PMU Data
Ching-pei Lee, Stephen Wright

Convex and Nonsmooth Optimization
DSCOVR: Randomized Primal-Dual Block Coordinate Algorithms for Asynchronous Distributed Optimization
Lin Xiao, Wei Yu, Qihang Lin, Weizhu Chen

Convex and Nonsmooth Optimization
A Level-set Method For Convex Optimization with a Feasible Solution Path
Qihang Lin, Selvaprabu Nadarajah, Negar Soheili

Optimization Software and Modeling Systems
Minotaur: A Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Optimization Toolkit
Ashutosh Mahajan, Sven Leyffer, Jeff Linderoth, Jim Luedtke, Todd Munson

Integer Programming
Convexification of Queueing Formulas by Mixed-Integer Second-Order Cone Programming: An Application to a Discrete Location Problem with Congestion
Ahmadi-Javid Amir , Hoseinpour Pooya

Integer Programming
Stabilized Benders methods for large-scale combinatorial optimization, with application to data privacy
Daniel Baena, Jordi Castro, Antonio Frangioni

Other Topics
Primal-Dual π Learning: Sample Complexity and Sublinear Run Time for Ergodic Markov Decision Problems
Mengdi Wang

Convex and Nonsmooth Optimization
Self-Correcting Variable-Metric Algorithms for Nonsmooth Optimization
Frank E. Curtis, Daniel P. Robinson, Baoyu Zhou

Stochastic Programming
Resource Allocation for Contingency Planning: An Inexact Bundle Method for Stochastic Optimization
Ricardo A. Collado, Somayeh Moazeni

Combinatorial Optimization
A Bucket Graph Based Labeling Algorithm with Application to Vehicle Routing
Ruslan Sadykov, Eduardo Uchoa, Artur Pessoa

Convex and Nonsmooth Optimization
Exact worst-case convergence rates of the proximal gradient method for composite convex minimization
Adrien B Taylor, Julien M Hendrickx, Francois Glineur

Convex and Nonsmooth Optimization
Estimates of generalized Hessians for optimal value functions in mathematical programming
Alain Zemkoho

Linear, Cone and Semidefinite Programming
Complete Facial Reduction in One Step for Spectrahedra
Stefan Sremac, Hugo Woerdeman, Henry Wolkowicz

Applications — OR and Management Sciences
A Stochastic Programming Model for Casualty Response Planning during Catastrophic Health Events
Aakil M. Caunhye, Xiaofeng Nie

Applications — OR and Management Sciences
A Branch-and-Price Algorithm for the Bi-level Network Maintenance Scheduling Problem
David Rey, Hillel Bar-Gera, Vinayak Dixit, S. Travis Waller

Other Topics
Nonconvex Medium-Term Hydropower Scheduling by Stochastic Dual Dynamic integer Programming
M. N. Hjelmeland, J. Zou, A. Helseth, S. Ahmed

Global Optimization
Global optimization of mixed-integer ODE constrained network problems using the example of stationary gas transport
Oliver Habeck, Marc E. Pfetsch, Stefan Ulbrich

Integer Programming
Optimal cutting planes from the group relaxations
Amitabh Basu, Michele Conforti, Marco Di Summa

Integer Programming
Approximation of Minimal Functions by Extreme Functions
Teresa Lebair, Amitabh Basu

Convex and Nonsmooth Optimization
Convergence rates of accelerated proximal gradient algorithms under independent noise
Sun Tao, Barrio Roberto , Jiang Hao , Cheng Lizhi

Integer Programming
Best subset selection of factors affecting influenza spread using bi-objective optimization
Aigerim Bogyrbayeva, Shalome Hanisha Anand Tatapudi, Hadi Charkhgard, Walter Silva

Linear, Cone and Semidefinite Programming
Sieve-SDP: a simple facial reduction algorithm to preprocess semidefinite programs
Yuzixuan (Melody) Zhu, Gabor Pataki, Quoc Tran-Dinh

Global Optimization
BASBL: Branch-And-Sandwich BiLevel solver I. Theoretical advances and algorithmic improvements
Remigijus Paulavicius, Claire S. Adjiman

Global Optimization
BASBL: Branch-And-Sandwich BiLevel solver. II. Implementation and computational study with the BASBLib test set
Remigijus Paulavicius, Polyxeni-M. Kleniati, Claire S. Adjiman

Global Optimization
Tighter McCormick Relaxations through Subgradient Propagation
Jaromił Najman, Alexander Mitsos

Nonlinear Optimization
Trust-Region Optimization Methods using Limited-Memory Symmetric Rank-One Updates for Off-The-Shelf Machine Learning
Jennifer Erway, Joshua Griffin, Riadh Omheni, Roummel Marcia

Robust Optimization
Regularization via Mass Transportation
Soroosh Shafieezadeh-Abadeh, Daniel Kuhn, Peyman Mohajerin Esfahani

Applications — OR and Management Sciences
Algorithms and Software for the Golf Director Problem
Giacomo Benincasa, Konstantin Pavlikov, Donald Hearn

Linear, Cone and Semidefinite Programming
Quadratic convergence of Newton's method to the optimal solution of second-order conic optimization
Ali Mohammad-Nezhad, Tamas Terlaky

Integer Programming
Orbitopal fixing for the full orbitope and application to the Unit Commitment Problem
Pascale Bendotti, Pierre Fouilhoux, Cécile Rottner

Applications — OR and Management Sciences
Inventory Rebalancing through Pricing in Public Bike Sharing Systems
Zulqarnain Haider, Changhyun Kwon, Alexander Nikolaev, Jee Eun Kang

Integer Programming
On Lexicographic Approximations of Integer Programs
Michael Eldredge, Akshay Gupte

Nonlinear Optimization
A derivative-free Gauss-Newton method
Coralia Cartis, Lindon Roberts

Nonlinear Optimization
Adaptive Sampling Strategies for Stochastic Optimization
Raghu Bollapragada, Richard Byrd, Jorge Nocedal

Other Topics
Pareto efficient solutions in multi-objective optimization involving forbidden regions
Christian Günther

Integer Programming
On Pathological Disjunctions and Redundant Disjunctive Conic Cuts
Mohammad Shahabsafa, Julio C. Goez, Tamas Terlaky

Applications — OR and Management Sciences
The Inmate Assignment and Scheduling Problem and its Application in the PA Department of Correction
Mohammad Shahabsafa, Tamas Terlaky, Naga Venkata Chaitanya Gudapati, Anshul Sharma, Louis J. Plebani , George R. Wilson, Kristofer B. Bucklen


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