In this paper, we survey two standard philosophies for finding minimizing solutions of convex objective functions affected by uncertainty. In a first approach, the solution should minimize the expected value of the objective w.r.t. uncertainty (average approach), while in a second one it should minimize the worst-case objective (worst-case, or min-max approach). Both approaches are however numerically hard to solve exactly, for general dependence of the cost function on the uncertain data. Here, a brief account is given on two techniques based on uncertainty randomization that permit to solve efficiently some suitable probabilistic relaxation of the indicated problems, with full generality with respect to the way in which the uncertainty enters the problem data. A specific application to uncertain least-squares problems is examined.
Approximate solutions to convex optimization problems under stochastic uncertainty / Fabrizio Dabbene; Giuseppe Calafiore. - In: PROCEEDINGS IN APPLIED MATHEMATICS AND MECHANICS. - ISSN 1617-7061. - STAMPA. - 6:1(2006), pp. 3-6.
|Titolo:||Approximate solutions to convex optimization problems under stochastic uncertainty|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2006|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pamm.200610002|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|