Imperial College London

MrJuanCampos Salazar

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Computing

Research Associate in Surrogate-Based Optimisati



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Campos JS, Misener R, Parpas P, 2019, A multilevel analysis of the Lasserre hierarchy, European Journal of Operational Research, Vol: 277, Pages: 32-41, ISSN: 0377-2217

This paper analyzes the relation between different orders of the Lasserre hierarchy for polynomial optimization (POP). Although for some cases solving the semidefinite programming relaxation corresponding to the first order of the hierarchy is enough to solve the underlying POP, other problems require sequentially solving the second or higher orders until a solution is found. For these cases, and assuming that the lower order semidefinite programming relaxation has been solved, we develop prolongation operators that exploit the solutions already calculated to find initial approximations for the solution of the higher order relaxation. We can prove feasibility in the higher order of the hierarchy of the points obtained using the operators, as well as convergence to the optimal as the relaxation order increases. Furthermore, the operators are simple and inexpensive for problems where the projection over the feasible set is “easy” to calculate (for example integer {0, 1} and {−1,1} POPs). Our numerical experiments show that it is possible to extract useful information for real applications using the prolongation operators. In particular, we illustrate how the operators can be used to increase the efficiency of an infeasible interior point method by using them as an initial point. We use this technique to solve quadratic integer {0, 1} problems, as well as MAX-CUT and integer partition problems.

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Campos JS, Parpas P, 2018, A multigrid approach to SDP relaxations of sparse polynomial optimization problems, SIAM Journal on Optimization, Vol: 28, Pages: 1-29, ISSN: 1052-6234

We propose a multigrid approach for the global optimization of polynomial optimization problems with sparse support. The problems we consider arise from the discretization of infinite dimensional optimization problems, such as PDE optimization problems, boundary value problems, and some global optimization applications. In many of these applications, the level of discretization can be used to obtain a hierarchy of optimization models that capture the underlying infinite dimensional problem at different degrees of fidelity. This approach, inspired by multigrid methods, has been successfully used for decades to solve large systems of linear equations. However, multigrid methods are difficult to apply to semidefinite programming (SDP) relaxations of polynomial optimization problems. The main difficulty is that the information between grids is lost when the original problem is approximated via an SDP relaxation. Despite the loss of information, we develop a multigrid approach and propose prolongation operators to relate the primal and dual variables of the SDP relaxation between lower and higher levels in the hierarchy of discretizations. We develop sufficient conditions for the operators to be useful in practice. Our conditions are easy to verify, and we discuss how they can be used to reduce the complexity of infeasible interior point methods. Our preliminary results highlight two promising advantages of following a multigrid approach compared to a pure interior point method: the percentage of problems that can be solved to a high accuracy is much greater, and the time necessary to find a solution can be reduced significantly, especially for large scale problems.

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