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Calmness modulus of linear semi-infinite programs

- Cánovas, Maria, Kruger, Alexander, López, Marco, Parra, Juan, Théra, Michel

**Authors:**Cánovas, Maria , Kruger, Alexander , López, Marco , Parra, Juan , Théra, Michel**Date:**2014**Type:**Text , Journal article**Relation:**SIAM Journal on Optimization Vol. 24, no. 1 (2014), p. 29-48**Relation:**http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP110102011**Full Text:****Reviewed:****Description:**Our main goal is to compute or estimate the calmness modulus of the argmin mapping of linear semi-infinite optimization problems under canonical perturbations, i.e., perturbations of the objective function together with continuous perturbations of the right-hand side of the constraint system (with respect to an index ranging in a compact Hausdorff space). Specifically, we provide a lower bound on the calmness modulus for semi-infinite programs with unique optimal solution which turns out to be the exact modulus when the problem is finitely constrained. The relationship between the calmness of the argmin mapping and the same property for the (sub)level set mapping (with respect to the objective function), for semi-infinite programs and without requiring the uniqueness of the nominal solution, is explored, too, providing an upper bound on the calmness modulus of the argmin mapping. When confined to finitely constrained problems, we also provide a computable upper bound as it only relies on the nominal data and parameters, not involving elements in a neighborhood. Illustrative examples are provided.

**Authors:**Cánovas, Maria , Kruger, Alexander , López, Marco , Parra, Juan , Théra, Michel**Date:**2014**Type:**Text , Journal article**Relation:**SIAM Journal on Optimization Vol. 24, no. 1 (2014), p. 29-48**Relation:**http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP110102011**Full Text:****Reviewed:****Description:**Our main goal is to compute or estimate the calmness modulus of the argmin mapping of linear semi-infinite optimization problems under canonical perturbations, i.e., perturbations of the objective function together with continuous perturbations of the right-hand side of the constraint system (with respect to an index ranging in a compact Hausdorff space). Specifically, we provide a lower bound on the calmness modulus for semi-infinite programs with unique optimal solution which turns out to be the exact modulus when the problem is finitely constrained. The relationship between the calmness of the argmin mapping and the same property for the (sub)level set mapping (with respect to the objective function), for semi-infinite programs and without requiring the uniqueness of the nominal solution, is explored, too, providing an upper bound on the calmness modulus of the argmin mapping. When confined to finitely constrained problems, we also provide a computable upper bound as it only relies on the nominal data and parameters, not involving elements in a neighborhood. Illustrative examples are provided.

- Cánovas, Maria, López, Marco, Parra, Juan, Toledoa, Javier

**Authors:**Cánovas, Maria , López, Marco , Parra, Juan , Toledoa, Javier**Date:**2011**Type:**Text , Journal article**Relation:**Optimization Vol. 60, no. 7 (2011), p. 925-946**Relation:**http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP110102011**Full Text:**false**Reviewed:****Description:**This article extends some results of Cá novas et al. [M.J. Cá novas, M.A. Ló pez, J. Parra, and F.J. Toledo, Distance to ill-posedness and the consistency value of linear semi-infinite inequality systems, Math. Prog. Ser. A 103 (2005), pp. 95-126.] about distance to ill-posedness (feasibility/ infeasibility) in three directions: From individual perturbations of inequalities to perturbations by blocks, from linear to convex inequalities and from finite- to infinite-dimensional (Banach) spaces of variables. The second of the referred directions, developed in the finite-dimensional case, was the original motivation of this article. In fact, after linearizing a convex system via the Fenchel-Legendre conjugate, affine perturbations of convex inequalities translate into block perturbations of the corresponding linearized system. We discuss the key role played by constant perturbations as an extreme case of block perturbations. We emphasize the fact that constant perturbations are enough to compute the distance to ill-posedness in the infinite-dimensional setting, as shown in the last part of this article, where some remarkable differences of infinite- versus finite-dimensional systems are presented. Throughout this article, the set indexing the constraints is arbitrary, with no topological structure. Accordingly, the functional dependence of the system coefficients on the index has no qualification at all.

Quantitative stability of linear infinite inequality systems under block perturbations with applications to convex systems

- Cánovas, Maria, López, Marco, Mordukhovich, Borris, Parra, Juan

**Authors:**Cánovas, Maria , López, Marco , Mordukhovich, Borris , Parra, Juan**Date:**2012**Type:**Text , Journal article**Relation:**TOP Vol. 20, no. 2 (2012), p. 310-327**Relation:**http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP110102011**Full Text:****Reviewed:****Description:**The original motivation for this paper was to provide an efficient quantitative analysis of convex infinite (or semi-infinite) inequality systems whose decision variables run over general infinite-dimensional (resp. finite-dimensional) Banach spaces and that are indexed by an arbitrary fixed set J. Parameter perturbations on the right-hand side of the inequalities are required to be merely bounded, and thus the natural parameter space is l∞(J). Our basic strategy consists of linearizing the parameterized convex system via splitting convex inequalities into linear ones by using the Fenchel-Legendre conjugate. This approach yields that arbitrary bounded right-hand side perturbations of the convex system turn on constant-by-blocks perturbations in the linearized system. Based on advanced variational analysis, we derive a precise formula for computing the exact Lipschitzian bound of the feasible solution map of block-perturbed linear systems, which involves only the system's data, and then show that this exact bound agrees with the coderivative norm of the aforementioned mapping. In this way we extend to the convex setting the results of Cánovas et al. (SIAM J. Optim. 20, 1504-1526, 2009) developed for arbitrary perturbations with no block structure in the linear framework under the boundedness assumption on the system's coefficients. The latter boundedness assumption is removed in this paper when the decision space is reflexive. The last section provides the aimed application to the convex case.

**Authors:**Cánovas, Maria , López, Marco , Mordukhovich, Borris , Parra, Juan**Date:**2012**Type:**Text , Journal article**Relation:**TOP Vol. 20, no. 2 (2012), p. 310-327**Relation:**http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP110102011**Full Text:****Reviewed:****Description:**The original motivation for this paper was to provide an efficient quantitative analysis of convex infinite (or semi-infinite) inequality systems whose decision variables run over general infinite-dimensional (resp. finite-dimensional) Banach spaces and that are indexed by an arbitrary fixed set J. Parameter perturbations on the right-hand side of the inequalities are required to be merely bounded, and thus the natural parameter space is l∞(J). Our basic strategy consists of linearizing the parameterized convex system via splitting convex inequalities into linear ones by using the Fenchel-Legendre conjugate. This approach yields that arbitrary bounded right-hand side perturbations of the convex system turn on constant-by-blocks perturbations in the linearized system. Based on advanced variational analysis, we derive a precise formula for computing the exact Lipschitzian bound of the feasible solution map of block-perturbed linear systems, which involves only the system's data, and then show that this exact bound agrees with the coderivative norm of the aforementioned mapping. In this way we extend to the convex setting the results of Cánovas et al. (SIAM J. Optim. 20, 1504-1526, 2009) developed for arbitrary perturbations with no block structure in the linear framework under the boundedness assumption on the system's coefficients. The latter boundedness assumption is removed in this paper when the decision space is reflexive. The last section provides the aimed application to the convex case.

Calmness of partially perturbed linear systems with an application to the central path

- Cánovas, Maria, Hall, Julian, López, Marco, Parra, Juan

**Authors:**Cánovas, Maria , Hall, Julian , López, Marco , Parra, Juan**Date:**2019**Type:**Text , Journal article**Relation:**Optimization Vol. 68, no. 2-3 (2019), p. 465-483**Full Text:****Reviewed:****Description:**In this paper we develop point-based formulas for the calmness modulus of the feasible set mapping in the context of linear inequality systems with a fixed abstract constraint and (partially) perturbed linear constraints. The case of totally perturbed linear systems was previously analyzed in [Canovas MJ, Lopez MA, Parra J, et al. Calmness of the feasible set mapping for linear inequality systems. Set-Valued Var Anal. 2014;22:375-389, Section 5]. We point out that the presence of such an abstract constraint yields the current paper to appeal to a notable different methodology with respect to previous works on the calmness modulus in linear programming. The interest of this model comes from the fact that partially perturbed systems naturally appear in many applications. As an illustration, the paper includes an example related to the classical central path construction. In this example we consider a certain feasible set mapping whose calmness modulus provides a measure of the convergence of the central path. Finally, we underline the fact that the expression for the calmness modulus obtained in this paper is (conceptually) implementable as far as it only involves the nominal data.

**Authors:**Cánovas, Maria , Hall, Julian , López, Marco , Parra, Juan**Date:**2019**Type:**Text , Journal article**Relation:**Optimization Vol. 68, no. 2-3 (2019), p. 465-483**Full Text:****Reviewed:****Description:**In this paper we develop point-based formulas for the calmness modulus of the feasible set mapping in the context of linear inequality systems with a fixed abstract constraint and (partially) perturbed linear constraints. The case of totally perturbed linear systems was previously analyzed in [Canovas MJ, Lopez MA, Parra J, et al. Calmness of the feasible set mapping for linear inequality systems. Set-Valued Var Anal. 2014;22:375-389, Section 5]. We point out that the presence of such an abstract constraint yields the current paper to appeal to a notable different methodology with respect to previous works on the calmness modulus in linear programming. The interest of this model comes from the fact that partially perturbed systems naturally appear in many applications. As an illustration, the paper includes an example related to the classical central path construction. In this example we consider a certain feasible set mapping whose calmness modulus provides a measure of the convergence of the central path. Finally, we underline the fact that the expression for the calmness modulus obtained in this paper is (conceptually) implementable as far as it only involves the nominal data.

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