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Optimization Online Digest — July 2012

Applications — OR and Management Sciences

Optimal management and sizing of energy storage under dynamic pricing for the efficient integration of renewable energy
Pavithra Harsha, Munther Dahleh

Applications — Science and Engineering

Effective Strategies to Teach Operations Research to Non-Mathematics Majors
Somayeh Moazeni

Combinatorial Optimization

A family of polytopes in the 0/1-cube with Gomory-Chvátal rank at least ((1+1/6)n - 4)
Can Kizilkale

Complementarity and Variational Inequalities

Alexey Izmailov

Interior point methods for sufficient LCP in a wide neighborhood of the central path with optimal iteration complexity
Florian A. Potra

Convex and Nonsmooth Optimization

A Generalized Sylvester Problem and a Generalized Fermat-Torricelli Problem for Euclidean Balls
Nguyen Mau Nam, Nguyen Hoang, Nguyen Thai An

A variable smoothing algorithm for solving convex optimization problems
Radu Ioan Bot, Christopher Hendrich

An acceleration procedure for optimal first-order methods
Michel Baes, Michael Buergisser

Eliminating Duality Gap by Sigma Penalty
Can Kizilkale

Optimality, identifiability, and sensitivity
Dmitriy Drusvyatskiy, Adrian S. Lewis

A first-order block-decomposition method for solving two-easy-block structured semidefinite programs
Renato D. C. Monteiro, Camilo Ortiz, Benar F. Svaiter

A QCQP Approach to Triangulation
Chris Aholt, Sameer Agarwal, Rekha Thomas

Complexity Analysis of Interior Point Algorithms for Non-Lipschitz and Nonconvex Minimization
Wei Bian, Xiaojun Chen, Yinyu Ye

Global Optimization

About the Convergence of Parametric Sum of Squares Relaxations
Philipp Renner

Integer Programming

Graver basis and proximity techniques for block-structured separable convex integer minimization problems
Raymond Hemmecke, Matthias Köppe, Robert Weismantel

Polyhedral Aspects of Self-Avoiding Walks
Agnes Dittel, Armin Fügenschuh, Alexander Martin

Mixed Integer Linear Programming Formulation Techniques
Juan Pablo Vielma

Chance-Constrained Programming Models and Approximation Algorithms for the Balance-Constrained Stochastic Bottleneck Spanning Tree Problem
Jue Wang, Siqian Shen, Murat Kurt

Nonlinear Optimization

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

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

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

Robust Optimization

Deriving robust counterparts of nonlinear uncertain inequalities
Aharon Ben-Tal, Dick den Hertog, Jean-Philippe Vial

Robust-Optimization: the elephant in the robust-satisficing room
Moshe Sniedovich

Robust Decision Making using a General Utility Set
Jian Hu, Sanjay Mehortra

Multi-Range Robust Optimization vs Stochastic Programming in Prioritizing Project Selection
Ruken Duzgun, Aurelie Thiele

Recent Advances in Robust Optimization and Robustness: An Overview
Virginie Gabrel, Cecile Murat, Aurelie Thiele

Stochastic Programming

Data-driven Chance Constrained Stochastic Program
Ruiwei Jiang, Yongpei Guan

Improving the Performance of Stochastic Dual Dynamic Programming
Vitor de Matos, Andrew Philpott, Erlon Finardi

A note on the convergence of the SDDP algorithm
Kengy Barty

Stochastic optimization and sparse statistical recovery: An optimal algorithm for high dimensions
Alekh Agarwal, Sahand Negahban, Martin Wainwright

Dual-level scenario trees - Scenario generation and applications in energy planning
Michal Kaut, Kjetil T. Midthun, Adrian S. Werner, Asgeir Tomasgard, Lars Hellemo, Marte Fodstad

Other Topics

Henri Bonnel

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