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Optimization Online Digest — August 2017

Applications — OR and Management Sciences

Glider Routing and Trajectory Optimisation in Disaster Assessment
W.P. Coutinho, Jrg Fliege, Maria Battarra

Joint Inventory and Revenue Management with Removal Decisions
Alvaro Maggiar, Ali Sadighian

Business-to-Consumer E-Commerce: Home Delivery in Megacities
Yixiao Huang, Martin Savelsbergh, Lei Zhao

Portfolio Optimization with Entropic Value-at-Risk
Amir Ahmadi-Javid Amir, Fallah-Tafti Malihe

The Gamut and Time Arrow of Automated Nurse Rostering
M El-dosuky

The Adaptive Robust Multi-Period Alternating Current Optimal Power Flow Problem
Alvaro Lorca, Xu Andy Sun

Applications — Science and Engineering

A Hierarchical Alternating Direction Method of Multipliers for Fully Distributed Unit Commitment
Jian Jinbao, Zhang Chen, Yang Linfeng

The Trimmed Lasso: Sparsity and Robustness
Dimitris Bertsimas, Martin Copenhaver, Rahul Mazumder

Membership testing for Bernoulli and tail-dependence matrices
Daniel Krause, Matthias Scherer, Jonas Schwinn, Ralf Werner

Combinatorial Optimization

An improved approximation algorithm for the covering 0-1 integer program
Yotaro Takazawa, Shinji Mizuno, Tomonari Kitahara

Matroid Optimization Problems with Monotone Monomials in the Objective
Anja Fischer, Frank Fischer, S. Thomas McCormick

Optimized Assignment Patterns in Mobile Edge Cloud Networks
Alberto Ceselli, Marco Fiore, Marco Premoli, Stefano Secci

Convex and Nonsmooth Optimization

Finding a best approximation pair of points for two polyhedra
Ron Aharoni, Yair Censor, Zilin Jiang

Constrained Clustering and Multifacility Location via Distance Function Penalty Method and DC Programming
Nguyen Mau Nam, Wondi Geremew, Sam Reynolds, Tuyen Tran

Proximal-Proximal-Gradient Method
Ernest K. Ryu, Wotao Yin

Computing closest stable non-negative matrices
Yurii Nesterov, Vladimir Protasov

Dynamic Scaling and Submodel Selection in Bundle Methods for Convex Optimization
Christoph Helmberg, Alois Pichler

Global Optimization

A Scalable Global Optimization Algorithm for Stochastic Nonlinear Programs
Yankai Cao, Victor Zavala

A revisit to a reverse-order law for generalized inverses of a matrix product and its variations
Yongge Tian

Integer Programming

Integer Optimization with Penalized Fractional Values: The Knapsack Case
Enrico Malaguti, Michele Monaci, Paolo Paronuzzi, Ulrich Pferschy

Electric Power Infrastructure Planning: Mixed-Integer Programming Model and Nested Decomposition Algorithm
C. L. Lara, D. Mallapragada, D. Papageorgiou, A. Venkatesh, I. E. Grossmann

Improving the performance of DICOPT in convex MINLP problems using a feasibility pump
David Bernal Neira, Stefan Vigerske, Francisco Trespalacios, Ignacio Grossmann

Linear, Cone and Semidefinite Programming

On Solving the Quadratic Shortest Path Problem
Hao Hu, Renata Sotirov

On the effectiveness of primal and dual heuristics for the transportation problem
Jonas Schwinn, Ralf Werner

Lower bounds on matrix factorization ranks via noncommutative polynomial optimization
Sander Gribling, David de Laat, Monique Laurent

Bounds on entanglement dimensions and quantum graph parameters via noncommutative polynomial optimization
Sander Gribling, David de Laat, Monique Laurent

Network Optimization

Algorithmic Results for Potential-Based Flows: Easy and Hard Cases
Martin Gro, Marc E. Pfetsch, Lars Schewe, Martin Schmidt, Martin Skutella

Nonlinear Optimization

Gradient Descent using Duality Structures
Thomas Flynn

Improved second-order evaluation complexity for unconstrained nonlinear optimization using high-order regularized models
Coralia Cartis, Nicholas I M Gould, Philippe L Toint

On types of degenerate critical points of real polynomial functions
Feng Guo, Tin-So'n Pham

On Affine Invariant Descent Directions
Yu-Hong Dai, Florian Jarre, Felix Lieder

Optimization Software and Modeling Systems

FOM -- A MATLAB Toolbox of First Order Methods for Solving Convex Optimization Problems
Amir Beck, Nili Guttmann-Beck

Robust Optimization

Robust Combinatorial Optimization under Budgeted-Ellipsoidal Uncertainty
Jannis Kurtz

A Data-Driven Distributionally Robust Bound on the Expected Optimal Value of Uncertain Mixed 0-1 Linear Programming
Guanglin Xu, Samuel Burer

Stochastic Programming

Payment Mechanisms for Electricity Markets with Uncertain Supply
Ryan Cory-Wright, Andy Philpott, Golbon Zakeri

New solution approaches for the maximum-reliability stochastic network interdiction problem
Eli Towle, James Luedtke

Distributionally robust simple integer recourse
Weijun Xie, Shabbir Ahmed

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