R. Tyrrell Rockafellar

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The theory of the proximal point algorithm for maximal monotone operators is applied to three algorithms for solving convex programs, one of which has not previously been formulated. Rate-of-convergence results for the "method of multipliers," of the strong sort already known, are derived in a generalized form relevant also to problems beyond the compass of(More)
General deviation measures are introduced and studied systematically for their potential applications to risk management in areas like portfolio optimization and engineering. Such measures include standard deviation as a special case but need not be symmetric with respect to ups and downs. Their properties are explored with a mind to generating a large(More)
Linear and nonlinear variational inequality problems over a polyhedral convex set are analyzed parametrically. Robinson’s notion of strong regularity, as a criterion for the solution set to be a singleton depending Lipschitz continuously on the parameters, is characterized in terms of a new “critical face” condition and in other ways. The consequences for(More)
New techniques of local sensitivity analysis for nonsmooth generalized equations are applied to the study of sequences of statistical estimates and empirical approximations to solutions of stochastic programs. Consistency is shown to follow from a certain local invertibility property, and asymptotic distributions are derived from a generalized implicit(More)
Lagrange multipliers used to be viewed as auxiliary variables introduced in a problem of constrained minimization in order to write first-order optimality conditions formally as a system of equations. Modern applications, with their emphasis on numerical methods and more complicated side conditions than equations, have demanded deeper understanding of the(More)