Accession Number : ADA295496

Title :   Computation and Theory in Nonlinear Optimization.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 15 Nov 92-14 Apr 95,

Corporate Author : WISCONSIN UNIV-MADISON DEPT OF INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Robinson, Stephen M.

PDF Url : ADA295496

Report Date : 12 JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The principal objectives of this research project were (1) developing path-following methods for normal-map equations, (2) exploring diffusion methods for global optimization and related stochastic methods, and (3) exploiting convex duality for applications in optimization such as decomposing optimization problems, as well as (4) use of the research results to improve problem-solving ability in applications areas. Progress was achieved in all of these areas, and was documented in nine papers prepared for publication in journals or in edited volumes, as well as one Ph.D. dissertation

Descriptors :   *OPTIMIZATION, *PROBLEM SOLVING, GLOBAL, STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, NONLINEAR SYSTEMS, DIFFUSION, DECOMPOSITION, INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING, CONVEX BODIES.

Subject Categories : Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE