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Optimization Online Digest — April 2021

Applications — OR and Management Sciences

Robust Interior Point Method for Quantum Key Distribution Rate Computation
Hao Hu, Jiyoung Im, Jie Lin, Norbert Lutkenhaus, Henry Wolkowicz

Hospital-wide Inpatient Flow Optimization
Dimitris Bertsimas, Jean Pauphilet

Efficient Prices under Uncertainty and Non-Convexity
Brent Eldridge, Bernard Knueven, Jacob Mays

A Chance-Constrained Two-Echelon Vehicle Routing Problem with Stochastic Demands
Natasja Sluijk, Alexandre M. Florio, Joris Kinable, Nico Dellaert, Tom Van Woensel

A support tool for planning classrooms considering social distancing between students
J. C. Bortolete, L. F. Bueno, R. Butkeraites, A. A. Chaves, G. Collaço, M. Magueta, L. L. Salles Neto, T. Silva, T. Siqueira, F. N. C. Sobral, F. J. R. Pelogia, H. H. Yanasse

Price Optimization with Practical Constraints
Xiaojie Wang, Hsin-Chan Huang, Lanshan Han, Alvin Lim

Maintenance Optimization of Wagons Mix
Carmo C. Melo, L.M. Vianna

Solving the Traveling Salesman Problem with release dates via branch-and-cut
Agustín Montero, Isabel Méndez-Díaz, Juan José Miranda-Bront

Fleet planning under demand uncertainty: a reinforcement learning approach
Mathias de Koning, Bruno F. Santos

Two-Stage Robust Telemedicine Assignment Problem with Uncertain Service Duration and No-Show Behaviours
Menglei Ji, Jinlin Li, Shanshan Wang, Chun Peng

Applications — Science and Engineering

Market Integration of Behind-the-Meter Residential Energy Storage
Bárbara Rodrigues, Miguel F. Anjos, Valérie Provost

Branch-and-bound Algorithm for Optimal Sparse Canonical Correlation Analysis
Akihisa Watanabe, Ryuta Tamura, Yuichi Takano, Ryuhei Miyashiro

Combinatorial Optimization

Solving Bang-Bang Problems Using The Immersed Interface Method and Integer Programming
Ryan Vogt, Sarah Strikwerda

Boole-Bonferroni Inequalities to Approximately Determine Optimal Arrangements
Bismark Singh

Complementarity and Variational Inequalities

On the Weak and Strong Convergence of a Conceptual Algorithm for Solving Three Operator Monotone Inclusions
Yunier Bello Cruz, Oday Hazaimah

Convex and Nonsmooth Optimization

FrankWolfe.jl: a high-performance and flexible toolbox for Frank-Wolfe algorithms and Conditional Gradients
Mathieu Besançon, Alejandro Carderera, Sebastian Pokutta

Factorization of completely positive matrices using iterative projected gradient steps
Radu Ioan Bot, Dang-Khoa Nguyen

A Nonmonontone Accelerated Proximal Gradient Method with Variable Stepsize Strategy for Nonsmooth and Nonconvex Minimization Problems
Wang Ting, Liu Hongwei

Directional TGV-based image restoration under Poisson noise
Daniela di Serafino, Germana Landi, Marco Viola

Global Optimization

Penetration depth between two convex polyhedra: An efficient global optimization approach
Mark A. Abramson, Griffin D. Kent, Gavin W. Smith

Integer Programming

One-dimensional multi-period cutting stock problems in the concrete industry
Caroline de Arruda Signorini, Silvio Alexandre de Araujo, Gislaine Mara Melega

Mathematical model and solution approaches for integrated lot-sizing, scheduling and cutting stock problems
Gislaine M. Melega, Silvio A. de Araujo, Morabito Reinaldo

The Integrated Lot Sizing and Cutting Stock Problem in an Automotive Spring Factory
Pedro Rochavetz de Lara Andrade, Silvio Alexandre de Araujo, Adriana Cristina Cherri, Felipe Kesrouani Lemos

Political districting to minimize cut edges
Hamidreza Validi, Austin Buchanan

Integer Programming Methods for Solving Binary Interdiction Games
Ningji Wei, Walteros Jose L.

Linear, Cone and Semidefinite Programming

Integrated lot-sizing and one-dimensional cutting stock problem with usable leftovers
D. N. do Nascimento, S. A. de Araujo, A. C. Cherri

Time-Varying Semidefinite Programming: Geometry of the Trajectory of Solutions
Antonio Bellon, Didier Henrion, Vyacheslav Kungurstev, Jakub Marecek

A Strengthened Barvinok-Pataki Bound on SDP Rank
Jiyoung Im, Henry Wolkowicz

On the generalized $\vartheta$-number and related problems for highly symmetric graphs
Lennart Sinjorgo, Renata Sotirov

Nonlinear Optimization

Algorithms for Difference-of-Convex (DC) Programs Based on Difference-of-Moreau-Envelopes Smoothing
Kaizhao Sun, Xu Andy Sun

Hölder Gradient Descent and Adaptive Regularization Methods in Banach Spaces for First-Order Points
Serge Gratton, Sadok Jerad, Philippe L. Toint

The Impact of Noise on Evaluation Complexity: The Deterministic Trust-Region Case
Stefania Bellavia, Gianmarco Gurioli, Benedetta Morini, Philippe L. Toint

Accelerated derivative-free nonlinear least-squares applied to the estimation of Manning coefficients
E. G. Birgin, J. M. Martínez

A Riemannian smoothing steepest descent method for non-Lipschitz optimization on submanifolds
Chao Zhang, Xiaojun Chen, Shiqian Ma

Smoothing fast iterative hard thresholding algorithm for $\ell_0$ regularized nonsmooth convex regression problem
Fan Wu, Wei Bian, Xiaoping Xue

NOMAD version 4: Nonlinear optimization with the MADS algorithm
Charles Audet, Sébastien Le Digabel, Viviane Rochon Montplaisir, Christophe Tribes

SOS-SDP: an Exact Solver for Minimum Sum-of-Squares Clustering
Veronica Piccialli, Antonio M. Sudoso, Angelika Wiegele

A Unifying Framework for Sparsity Constrained Optimization
Matteo Lapucci, Tommaso Levato, Francesco Rinaldi, Marco Sciandrone

An augmented Lagrangian method exploiting second-order information
Andrea Cristofari, Gianni Di Pillo, Giampaolo Liuzzi, Stefano Lucidi

A globally trust-region LP-Newton method for nonsmooth functions under the Hölder metric subregularity
Leticia Becher, Damian Fernandez, Alberto Ramos

Robust Optimization

The Analytics of Robust Satisficing
Melvyn Sim, Qinshen Tang, Minglong Zhou, Taozeng Zhu

Mathematical Foundations of Robust and Distributionally Robust Optimization
Jianzhe Zhen, Daniel Kuhn, Wolfram Wiesemann

Stochastic Programming

On Convex Lower-Level Black-Box Constraints in Bilevel Optimization with an Application to Gas Market Models with Chance Constraints
Holger Heitsch, René Henrion, Thomas Kleinert, Martin Schmidt

Distributionally Robust Optimal Control and MDP Modeling
Alexander Shapiro

Other Topics

A Fast and Robust Algorithm for Solving Biobjective Mixed Integer Programs
Diego Pecin, Ian Herszterg, Tyler Perini, Natashia Boland, Martin Savelsbergh

Limit sets in continuous global multiobjective optimization
Gabriele Eichfelder, Oliver Stein

A Multiobjective Approach for Sector Duration Optimization in Stereotactic Radiosurgery Treatment Planning
Oylum Şeker, Mucahit Cevik, Merve Bodur, Young Lee-Bartlett, Mark Ruschin

Vector Optimization w.r.t. Relatively Solid Convex Cones in Real Linear Spaces
Christian Günther, Bahareh Khazayel, Christiane Tammer

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