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We present new first and second-order optimality conditions for maximizing a function over a polyhedron. These conditions are expressed in terms of the first and second-order directional derivatives along the edges of the polyhedron, and an edge description of the polyhedron. If the objective function is quadratic and edge-convex, and the constraint… (More)

The Vertex Separator Problem for a graph is to find the smallest collection of vertices whose removal breaks the graph into two disconnected subsets that satisfy specified size constraints. In the paper 10.1016/j.ejor.2014.05.042, the Vertex Separator Problem was formulated as a continuous (non-concave/non-convex) bilinear quadratic program. In this paper,… (More)

This article considers the problem of minimizing a convex, separable quadratic function subject to a knapsack constraint and a box constraint. An algorithm called NAPHEAP has been developed to solve this problem. The algorithm solves the Karush-Kuhn-Tucker system using a starting guess to the optimal Lagrange multiplier and updating the guess monotonically… (More)

Four NP-hard optimization problems on graphs are studied: The vertex separator problem, the edge separator problem, the maximum clique problem, and the maximum independent set problem. We show that the vertex separator problem is equivalent to a continuous bilinear quadratic program. This continuous formulation is compared to known continuous quadratic… (More)

The Vertex Separator Problem (VSP) on a graph is the problem of finding the smallest collection of vertices whose removal separates the graph into two disjoint subsets of roughly equal size. Recently, Hager and Hungerford [1] developed a continuous bilinear programming formulation of the VSP. In this paper, we reinforce the bilinear programming approach… (More)

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