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We consider the Scenario Convex Program (SCP) for two classes of optimization problems that are not tractable in general: Robust Convex Programs (RCPs) and Chance-Constrained Programs (CCPs). We establish a probabilistic bridge from the optimal value of SCP to the optimal values of RCP and CCP in which the uncertainty takes values in a general, possibly… (More)

We propose an iterative method for approximately computing the capacity of discrete memoryless channels, possibly under additional constraints on the input distribution. Based on duality of convex programming, we derive explicit upper and lower bounds for the capacity. The presented method requires O(M<sup>2</sup> N√log N/ε) to provide an… (More)

We propose an iterative method for approximating the capacity of classical-quantum channels with a discrete input alphabet and a finite-dimensional output under additional constraints on the input distribution. Based on duality of convex programming, we derive explicit upper and lower bounds for the capacity. To provide an additive ε-close estimate… (More)

We propose an iterative method for efficiently approximating the capacity of discrete memoryless channels, possibly having additional constraints on the input distribution. Based on duality of convex programming, we derive explicit upper and lower bounds for the capacity. To find an ε-approximation of the capacity, in case of no additional input… (More)

We present a new algorithm, based on duality of convex programming and the specific structure of the channel capacity problem, to iteratively construct upper and lower bounds for the capacity of memoryless channels having continuous input and countable output alphabets. Under a mild assumption on the decay rate of the channel's tail, explicit bounds for the… (More)

We consider linear programming (LP) problems in infinite dimensional spaces that are in general computationally intractable. Under suitable assumptions, we develop an approximation bridge from the infinite-dimensional LP to tractable finite convex programs in which the performance of the approximation is quantified explicitly. To this end, we adopt the… (More)

We consider a hidden Markov model, where the signal process, given by a diffusion, is only indirectly observed through some noisy measurements. The article develops a variational method for approximating the hidden states of the signal process given the full set of observations. This, in particular, leads to systematic approximations of the smoothing… (More)

We consider discrete memoryless channels with input and output alphabet size n whose channel transition matrix consists of entries that are independent and identically distributed according to some probability distribution v on (R≥0, B(R≥0)) before being normalized, where v is such that E[X log X)<sup>2</sup> 1 <; ∞,… (More)

We present a new matrix-valued isospectral ordinary differential equation that asymptotically block-diagonalizes n × n zero-diagonal Jacobi matrices employed as its initial condition. This o.d.e. features a right-hand side with a nested commutator of matrices, and structurally resembles the double-bracket o.d.e. studied by R.W. Brockett in 1991. We prove… (More)

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