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JMI2010B-9 A polynomial-time inexact interior-point method for convex quadratic symmetric cone programming (pp.199-212)

Author(s): Lu Li and Kim-Chuan Toh

J. Math-for-Ind. 2B (2010) 199-212.

In this paper, we design an inexact primal-dual infeasible path-following algorithm for convex quadratic programming over symmetric cones. Our algorithm and its polynomial iteration complexity analysis give a unified treatment for a number of previous algorithms and their complexity analysis. In particular, our algorithm and analysis includes the one designed for linear semidefinite programming in "Math. Prog. 99 (2004), pp. 261--282". Under a mild condition on the inexactness of the search direction at each interior-point iteration, we show that the algorithm can find an $\epsilon$-approximate solution in $O(n^2\log(1/\epsilon))$ iterations, where $n$ is the rank of the underlying Euclidean Jordan algebra.

Keyword(s).  semidefinite programming, symmetric cone programming, infeasible interior point method, inexact search direction, polynomial complexity