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Minimization on stochastic matroids

Michael P. Bailey

Minimization on stochastic matroids

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Published by Naval Postgraduate School, Available from National Technical Information Service in Monterey, Calif, Springfield, Va .
Written in English


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    This work gives a methodology for analyzing matroids with random element weights, with emphasis placed on independent, exponentially distributed element weights. The minimum weight basic element in such a structure is shown to be an absorbing state in a Markov chain, while the distribution of weight of the minimum weight element is shown to be of phase-type. We then present two sided bounds for matroids with NBUE distributed weights, as well as for weights with bounded positive hazard rates. We illustrate our method using the transversal matroid to solve stochastic assignment problems. (Author) (kr)

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    Other titlesNPS-55-90-14.
    StatementMichael P. Bailey
    ContributionsNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.). Dept. of Operations Research
    The Physical Object
    Paginationi, 33 p. :
    Number of Pages33
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25475491M

    Stochastic modelling of socio-economic systems.- Optimal allocation of a seismographic network by nonlinear programming.- Stochastic approach to the two-level optimization of the complex of operations.- Some results on timed petri-nets.- Non equilibrium computer network distribution.- Dynamic programming of stochastic activity networks with. This is a Junior level book on some versatile optimization models for decision making in common use. The aim of this book is to develop skills in mathematical modeling, and in algorithms and computational methods to solve and analyze these models. ( views). Robust stochastic approximation approach to stochastic programming. SIAM Journal on Optimization, 19(4), Google Scholar; A. S. Nemirovski and D. B. Yudin. Problem Complexity and Efficiency in Optimization. John Wiley and Sons, Google Scholar; Y. Nesterov. Smooth minimization of nonsmooth : DuchiJohn, HazanElad, SingerYoram. We propose a stochastic gradient descent based optimization algorithm to solve the analytic continuation problem in which we extract real frequency spectra from imaginary time Quantum Monte Carlo data. The procedure of analytic continuation is an ill-posed inverse problem which is usually solved by regularized optimization methods, such like the Maximum Entropy method, or stochastic Author: Feng Bao, Thomas Maier.

    We consider a class of stochastic nondifferentiable optimization problems where the objective function is an expectation of a random convex function, that is not necessarily differentiable. We propose a local smoothing technique, based on random local perturbations of the objective function, that lead to differentiable approximations of the.

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