Gilles Bareilles

I'm quite fond of the Julia programming language, here are some of my projects.

# Toolboxes

## NonSmoothSolvers.jl

We consider the problem

$\min_{x\in \mathbb{R}^n} F(x),$

where $F:\mathbb{R}^n \to \mathbb{R}$ is nonsmooth: at point $x$, one can compute $F(x)$ and $v\in\partial F(x)$.

$\triangleright$ NonSmoothSolvers.jl implements the following algorithms:

• the superlinear $\mathcal{VU}$ bundle algorithm[1]

• nonsmooth BFGS[2]

$\triangleright$ NonSmoothProblems.jl implements some classical problems:

• the maximum of smooth functions: $F(x) = \max(f_1(x), \cdots, f_m(x))$,

• the maximum eigenvalue problem $F(x) = \lambda_{\max} (A(x))$, where $A(x)$ is a symmetric real matrix, that depends smoothly on $x$.

## RandomizedProgressiveHedging.jl

RandomizedProgressiveHedging.jl: a julia package for solving multistage stochastic problems by randomized versions of the progressive hedging algorithm.

QuadProgSimplex.jl: an active set algorithm to minimize certain quadratic functions on the simplex, in arbitrary precision.[4][5]

$\min_{x\in\mathbb{R}^m} \frac{1}{2}\|Ax\|^2 + \langle p, x\rangle \quad \text{ s.t. } \quad x \ge 0, \; \sum_i x_i = 1.$

QuadProgSpectraplex.jl: an active set algorithm to minimize smooth functions on the spectraplex, in arbitrary precision.

$\min_{Z\in\mathbb{R}^{m\times m}} f(x) \quad \text{ s.t. } \quad Z = Z^\top,\; Z \succeq 0, \; \mathrm{tr}(Z) = 1.$

Implements the algorithm proposed in: B, Iutzeler, Malick (2022) Newton Acceleration on Manifolds Identified by Proximal Gradient Methods, Mathematical Programming.

# Paper code

## Additive nonsmooth minimization

$\min_{x\in\mathbb{R}^n} f(x) + g(x),$

where $f$ is smooth and $g$ is nonsmooth but "prox-easy".

$\triangleright$ B, Iutzeler, Malick (2022) Newton Acceleration on Manifolds Identified by Proximal Gradient Methods, Mathematical Programming.

## Composite nonsmooth minimization

$\min_{x\in\mathbb{R}^n} g \circ c(x),$

where $c$ is a smooth map and $g$ is nonsmooth but "prox-easy".

$\triangleright$ B, Iutzeler, Malick (2022) Harnessing Structure in Composite Nonsmooth Minimization.

# Other projects and dependencies

## Optimization Plots

PlotsOptim.jl provides convenience helpers to build PGF/Tikz plots from julia. Tailored for suboptimality type curves, or 2d plots of iterates.

## Side projects

• ConjugateGradient.jl: pure julia implementation of the Conjugate Gradient algorithm, with detection of quasi-negative curvature directions.

• EigenDerivatives.jl: implementation of first and second-order derivatives of eigenvalues of parametrized matrices, handling points where some eigenvalues coalesce. Works for any representation of reals (e.g. julia's Float64, BigFloat types).

## Old projects

• SDCO.jl: implementation of a self-dual conic interior point supporting real and complex variables.

References:

 [1] Mifflin, Sagastizábal (2005) A VU-algorithm for Convex Minimization, Mathematical Programming.
 [2] Lewis, Overton (2013) Nonsmooth Optimization via Quasi-Newton Methods, Mathematical Programming.
 [3] Burke, Curtis, Lewis, Overton, Simões (2018) Gradient Sampling Methods for Nonsmooth Optimization, Numerical Nonsmooth Optimization.
 [4] Kiwiel (1986) A Method for Solving Certain Quadratic Programming Problems Arising in Nonsmooth Optimization, IMA Journal of Numerical Analysis.
 [5] Wolfe (1976) Finding the Nearest Point in A Polytope, Mathematical Programming.