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Optimization Online Digest — February 2015

Applications — OR and Management Sciences

A Polyhedral Study of Two-Period Relaxations for Big-Bucket Lot-Sizing Problems: Zero Setup Case
Mahdi Doostmohammadi, Kerem Akartunali

From Predictive to Prescriptive Analytics
Dimitris Bertsimas, Nathan Kallus

The carbon leakage effect on the cement sector under different climate policies
Elisabetta Allevi, Giorgia Oggioni, Riccardi Rossana, Rocco Marco

A mixed integer programming approach to reduce fuel load accumulation for prescribed burn planning
Ramya Rachmawati, Melih Ozlen, John Hearne, Karin Reinke

Multi-period portfolio optimization with alpha decay
Kartik Sivaramakrishnan, Vishv Jeet, Dieter Vandenbussche

An Overview on Mathematical Programming Approaches for the Deterministic Unit Commitment Problem in Hydro Valleys
Raouia Taktak, Claudia D'Ambrosio

Perfect dimensional ratios and optimality of some empirical numerical standards
David Kisets

Applications — Science and Engineering

Exact solutions to Super Resolution on semi-algebraic domains in higher dimensions
Yohann de Castro, Fabrice Gamboa, Didier Henrion, Jean-Bernard Lasserre

Computational Optimization of Gas Compressor Stations: MINLP Models vs. Continuous Reformulations
Daniel Rose, Martin Schmidt, Marc C. Steinbach, Bernhard M. Willert

Combinatorial Optimization

On imposing connectivity constraints in integer programs
Yiming Wang, Austin Buchanan, Sergiy Butenko

Lower bounding procedure for the Asymmetric Quadratic Traveling Salesman Problem
Borzou Rostami, Federico Malucelli, Pietro Belotti, Stefano Gualandi

On the Quadratic Shortest Path Problem
Borzou Rostami, Federico Malucelli, Davide Frey, Christoph Buchheim

Convex and Nonsmooth Optimization

The Cyclic Block Conditional Gradient Method for Convex Optimization Problems
Amir Beck, Edouard Pauwels, Shoham Sabach

A dynamic approach to a proximal-Newton method for monotone inclusions in Hilbert spaces, with complexity $\bigo(1/n^2)$
Hedy Attouch, Maicon Marques Alves, Benar F. Svaiter

Nonlinear Metric Subregularity
Alexander Y. Kruger

Global Optimization

Six mathematical gems from the history of Distance Geometry
Leo Liberti, Carlile Lavor

An Adaptive Unified Differential Evolution Algorithm for Global Optimization
Ji Qiang, Chad Mitchell

Infinite Dimensional Optimization

Solving disjunctive optimization problems by generalized semi-infinite optimization techniques
Peter Kirst, Oliver Stein

Integer Programming

A Fast Branch-and-Bound Algorithm for Non-convex Quadratic Integer Optimization Subject To Linear Constraints Using Ellipsoidal Relaxations
Christoph Buchheim, Marianna De Santis, Laura Palagi

A polyhedral study of multilinear programs with box constraints
Alberto Del Pia, Aida Khajavirad

Separation of Generic Cutting Planes in Branch-and-Price Using a Basis
Marco Lübbecke, Jonas Witt

Linear, Cone and Semidefinite Programming

A corrected semi-proximal ADMM for multi-block convex optimization and its application to DNN-SDPs
Li Shen, Shaohua Pan

Vector Space Decomposition for Linear Programs
Jean Bertrand Gauthier, Jacques Desrosiers, Marco Lübbecke

Nonlinear Optimization

Alternating direction methods for non convex optimization with applications to second-order least-squares and risk parity portfolio selection
Xi Bai, Katya Scheinberg

A cone-continuity constraint qualification and algorithmic consequences
Roberto Andreani, Jose Mario Martinez, Alberto Ramos, Paulo J. S. Silva

On the application of the spectral projected gradient method in image segmentation
Laura Antonelli, Valentina De Simone, Daniela di Serafino

Copositivity for second-order optimality conditions in general smooth optimization problems
Immanuel M. Bomze

Optimality and complexity for constrained optimization problems with nonconvex regularization
Wei Bian, Xiaojun Chen

Stochastic Programming

Monotonic bounds in multistage mixed-integer linear stochastic programming: theoretical and numerical results
Francesca Maggioni, Elisabetta Allevi, Marida Bertocchi

Risk aversion in multistage stochastic programming: a modeling and algorithmic perspective
Tito Homem-de-Mello, Bernardo Pagnoncelli

Other Topics

An external penalty-type method for multicriteria
Ellen H. Fukuda, L. M. Graña Drummond, Fernanda M. P. Raupp

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