Convex optimization

3 Jun 2021  ·  Evgeniya Vorontsova, Roland Hildebrand, Alexander Gasnikov, Fedor Stonyakin ·

This textbook is based on lectures given by the authors at MIPT (Moscow), HSE (Moscow), FEFU (Vladivostok), V.I. Vernadsky KFU (Simferopol), ASU (Republic of Adygea), and the University of Grenoble-Alpes (Grenoble, France). First of all, the authors focused on the program of a two-semester course of lectures on convex optimization, which is given to students of MIPT. The first chapter of this book contains the materials of the first semester ("Fundamentals of convex analysis and optimization"), the second and third chapters contain the materials of the second semester ("Numerical methods of convex optimization"). The textbook has a number of features. First, in contrast to the classic manuals, this book does not provide proofs of all the theorems mentioned. This allowed, on one side, to describe more themes, but on the other side, made the presentation less self-sufficient. The second important point is that part of the material is advanced and is published in the Russian educational literature, apparently for the first time. Third, the accents that are given do not always coincide with the generally accepted accents in the textbooks that are now popular. First of all, we talk about a sufficiently advanced presentation of conic optimization, including robust optimization, as a vivid demonstration of the capabilities of modern convex analysis.

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Optimization and Control Numerical Analysis Numerical Analysis 65-01, 90-01, 65K05, 90C30, 90C90 G.1.6