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Nonlinear Optimization Submissions - 2012

January 2012

Systems governed by Differential Equations Optimization
Squeeze-and-Breathe Evolutionary Monte Carlo Optimisation with Local Search Acceleration and its application to parameter fitting
Mariano Beguerisse-Díaz, Baojun Wang, Radhika Desikan, Mauricio Barahona

Unconstrained Optimization
Globally Convergent Evolution Strategies and CMA-ES
Y. Diouane, S. Gratton, L. N. Vicente

Quadratic Programming
Reformulation of a model for hierarchical divisive graph modularity maximization
Sonia Cafieri, Alberto Costa, Pierre Hansen


February 2012

Unconstrained Optimization
Smoothing SQP Algorithm for Non-Lipschitz Optimization with Complexity Analysis
Wei Bian, Chen Xiaojun

Unconstrained Optimization
CONJUGATE GRADIENT WITH SUBSPACE OPTIMIZATION
Sahar Karimi, Stephen Vavasis

On spectral properties of steepest descent methods
Roberta De Asmundis, Daniela di Serafino, Filippo Riccio, Gerardo Toraldo

Nonlinear Systems and Least-Squares
NUMERICAL OPTIMIZATION METHODS FOR BLIND DECONVOLUTION
Anastasia Cornelio, Elena Loli Piccolomini, James G. Nagy

Nonlinear Systems and Least-Squares
On the convergence of the modified Levenberg-Marquardt method with a nonmonotone second order Armijo type line search
Weijun Zhou

Constrained Nonlinear Optimization
Interior-Point Methods for Nonconvex Nonlinear Programming: Cubic Regularization
Hande Y. Benson, David F. Shanno

Beneath the valley of the noncommutative arithmetic-geometric mean inequality: conjectures, case-studies, and consequences
Benjamin Recht, Christopher Re

Solving trajectory optimization problems via nonlinear programming: the brachistochrone case study
Jean-Pierre Dussault


March 2012

Global convergence and the Powell singular function
Trond Steihaug, Sara Suleiman

Constrained Nonlinear Optimization
About Relaxing the Mangasarian-Fromovitz Constraint Qualification
Alexander Kruger, Leonid Minchenko, Jiri Outrata

On the evaluation complexity of cubic regularization methods for potentially rank-deficient nonlinear least-squares problems and its relevance to constrained nonlinear optimization
Coralia Cartis, Nicholas I M Gould, Philippe L Toint

Constrained Nonlinear Optimization
On optimizing the sum of the Rayleigh quotient and the generalized Rayleigh quotient on the unit sphere
Zhang Leihong

Unconstrained Optimization
A Low-Memory Approach For Best-State Estimation Of Hidden Markov Models With Model Error
Mihai Anitescu, Xiaoyan Zeng, Emil Constantinescu

Constrained Nonlinear Optimization
Limited Memory Block Krylov Subspace Optimization for Computing Dominant Singular Value Decompositions
XIN LIU, ZAIWEN WEN, ZHANG YIN

New updates of incomplete LU factorizations and applications to large nonlinear systems
Stefania Bellavia, Benedetta Morini, Margherita Porcelli


April 2012

Successive Convex Approximations to Cardinality-Constrained Quadratic Programs: A DC Approach
Xiaojin Zheng, Xiaoling Sun, Duan Li, Jie Sun

On a self-consistent-field-like iteration for maximizing the sum of the Rayleigh quotients
Zhang Leihong

Using Inexact Gradients in a Multilevel Optimization Algorithm
Michael Lewis, Stephen Nash


May 2012

Constrained Nonlinear Optimization
Interior-Point Methods for Nonconvex Nonlinear Programming: Primal-Dual Methods and Cubic Regularization
Hande Y. Benson, David F. Shanno

Constrained Nonlinear Optimization
Study of a primal-dual algorithm for equality constrained minimization
Paul Armand, Joël Benoist, Michel Bouard

AINVk: a Class of Approximate Inverse Preconditioners based on Krylov-subspace methods, for Large
Giovanni Fasano, Massimo Roma

Other
Bilevel optimization problems with vectorvalued objective functions in both levels
Stephan Dempe, Susanne Franke

Decomposition of Risk Measures
Alois Pichler, Georg Pflug

Systems governed by Differential Equations Optimization
Sensitivity analysis for relaxed optimal control problems with final-state constraints
J. Frédéric Bonnans, Laurent Pfeiffer, Oana Silvia Serea


June 2012

Unconstrained Optimization
Stochastic First- and Zeroth-order Methods for Nonconvex Stochastic Programming
Saeed Ghadimi, Guanghui Lan

Constrained Nonlinear Optimization
A GLOBALLY CONVERGENT STABILIZED SQP METHOD
Daniel Robinson, Philip Gill


July 2012

Aubin Property and Uniqueness of Solutions in Cone Constrained Optimization
Diethard Klatte, Bernd Kummer

Constrained Nonlinear Optimization
Optimality conditions for the nonlinear programming problems on Riemannian manifolds
Yang Wei Hong, Zhang Lei-Hong, Song Ruyi

Constrained Nonlinear Optimization
Superiorization: An optimization heuristic for medical physics
Gabor T. Herman, Edgar Garduño, Ran Davidi, Yair Censor


August 2012

Quadratic Programming
A method for weighted projections to the positive definite cone
Tuomo Valkonen

Constrained Nonlinear Optimization
A Block Coordinate Descent Method for Multi-Convex Optimization with Applications to Nonnegative Tensor Factorization and Completion
Yangyang Xu, Wotao Yin

A Probabilistic-Driven Search Algorithm for solving a Class of Optimization Problems
Nguyen Huu Thong

Other
On the Exhaustivity of Simplicial Partitioning
Peter J.C. Dickinson

Constrained Nonlinear Optimization
Approximation of Matrix Rank Function and Its Application to Matrix Rank Minimization
Chengjin Li

SCALABLE NONLINEAR PROGRAMMING VIA EXACT DIFFERENTIABLE PENALTY FUNCTIONS AND TRUST-REGION NEWTON METHODS
Victor M Zavala, Mihai Anitescu


September 2012

Quadratic Programming
Primal-dual relations between the central path and the Levenberg-Marquardt trajectory: a warm starting in convex programming
Roger Behling, Clovis Gonzaga, Gabriel Haeser

Unconstrained Optimization
On the complexity of the steepest-descent with exact linesearches
Coralia Cartis, Nick Gould, Philippe Toint

Unconstrained Optimization
How much patience do you have? A worst-case perspective on smooth nonconvex optimization
Coralia Cartis, Nick Gould, Philippe Toint

Constrained Nonlinear Optimization
Low-rank matrix completion via trust-regions on the Grassmann manifold
Nicolas Boumal, P.-A. Absil

Constrained Nonlinear Optimization
Global convergence of trust-region algorithms for constrained minimization without derivatives
Paulo D. Conejo, Elizabeth W. Karas, Lucas G. Pedroso, Ademir A. Ribeiro, Mael Sachine


October 2012

Systems governed by Differential Equations Optimization
On Perspective Functions and Vanishing Constraints in Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Optimal Control
Michael N. Jung, Christian Kirches, Sebastian Sager

Adaptive Regularized Self-Consistent Field Iteration with Exact Hessian for Electronic Structure Calculation
Zaiwen Wen, Andre Milzarek, Michael Ulbrich, Hongchao Zhang

Unconstrained Optimization
Coordinate Search Algorithms in Multilevel Optimization
Emanuele Frandi, Alessandra Papini

A Globally Convergent Primal-Dual Active-Set Framework for Large-Scale Convex Quadratic Optimization
Frank Curtis, Zheng Han, Daniel Robinson

Quadratic Programming
Hybrid LP/SDP Bounding Procedure
Fabio Furini, Emiliano Traversi

Other
Obtaining Quadratic Models of Noisy Functions
Aswin Kannan, Stefan Wild

Constrained Nonlinear Optimization
Hardness and Approximation Results for $L_p$-Ball Constrained Homogeneous Polynomial Optimization Problems
Ke Hou, Anthony Man-Cho So


November 2012

Unconstrained Optimization
The Generalized Trust Region Subproblem
Ting Kei Pong, Henry Wolkowicz


December 2012

MSS: MATLAB software for L-BFGS trust-region subproblems for large-scale optimization
Jennifer Erway, Roummel Marcia

Adaptive Augmented Lagrangian Methods for Large-Scale Equality Constrained Optimization
Frank E. Curtis, Hao Jiang, Daniel P. Robinson


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