Easier than We Thought - A Practical Scheme to Compute Pessimistic Bilevel Optimization Problem
22 Pages Posted: 9 Sep 2015 Last revised: 27 Sep 2015
Date Written: August 9, 2015
In this paper, we present a new computation scheme for pessimistic bilevel optimization problem, which so far does not have any computational methods generally applicable yet. We first develop a tight relaxation and then design a simple scheme to ensure a feasible and optimal solution. Then, we discuss using this scheme to compute linear pessimistic bilevel problem and several variants. We also provide numerical demonstrations on instances of those linear pessimistic bilevel problems. Because of its simplicity and convenient interfaces to existing algorithms of the regular (optimistic) bilevel problem, we believe that the developed scheme is of a great significance in solving pessimistic bilevel optimization problems arising from various practical systems.
Keywords: pessimistic bilevel problem, algorithm, mixed integer program
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