COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Hongbo Dong

Assistant Professor
Office: Neill 409
Phone: (509) 335-7760
Fax: (509) 335-1188

Email: [MyFirstName] [DOT] [LastName] [AT] wsu [DOT] edu

Spr. 2016 Office Hours: 10:15am-11:45am Tue, Thur

I work in the area of mathematical optimization. My current research concerns theory and algorithms for nonconvex optimization problems, especially those with structures such as the binary indicator (on/off) variables and constraints. I am also interested in applications of optimization in areas such as data analysis, sustainable agriculture, etc. Here is my (likely to be outdated) CV.

  1. Adam Christensen, Hongbo Dong, Jagdish Ramakrishnan, Mahmoud Sharara, and Michael C. Ferris A mixed-integer framework for operational decision-making in sustainable nutrient management Feb 2017 Submitted.

  2. Hongbo Dong, Kun Chen, Jeff Linderoth Regularization vs. Relaxation: A conic optimization perspective of statistical variable selection Oct 2015 Submitted to Math. Prog.

  3. Hongbo Dong Relaxing Nonconvex Quadratic Functions by Multiple Adaptive Diagonal Perturbations 2016 SIAM Journal on optimization. 26(3):1962-1985.

  4. Hongbo Dong, Nathan Krislock Semidefinite Approaches for MIQCP: Convex Relaxations and Practical Methods July, 2015 Proceeding of Modeling and Optimization: Theory and Applications, 2014.

  5. Hongbo Dong, Jeff Linderoth On Valid Inequalities for quadratic programming with continuous variables and binary indicators The 16th Conference on Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization Lecture Notes in Computer Science 7801 169-180 2013

  6. Kun Chen, Hongbo Dong, and Kung-Sik Chan Reduced rank regression via adaptive nuclear norm penalization Biometrika 2013 10.1093/biomet/ast036

  7. Hongbo Dong Symmetric tensor approximation hierarchies for the completely positive cone SIAM Journal on Optimization 23 3 1850-1866 2013

  8. Samuel Burer, Hongbo Dong Separation and Relaxation for cones of quadratic forms Mathematical Programming, Series A 137 1-2 343-370 Feb 2013

  9. Hongbo Dong, Kurt Anstreicher Separating Doubly Nonnegative and Completely Positive Matrices Mathematical Programming, Series A 137 1-2 131-153 Feb 2013

  10. Samuel Burer, Hongbo Dong Representing quadratically constrained quadratic programs as generalized copositive programs Operations Research Letters 40 3 203-206 May 2012

  11. Hongbo Dong, Kurt Anstreicher A note on "5X5 completely positive matrices" Linear Algebra and its Applications 433 5 1001-1004 2010

Work in progress and manuscripts
  1. Hongbo Dong, Miju Ahn and Jong-Shi Pang Structrual properties for affine sparsity constraints In prepration.

  2. Hongbo Dong, Wei Li, Haijun Li Faster estimation of high-dimensional vine copulas with automatic differentiation Feb 2017 In prepration.

  3. Hongbo Dong On the exact recovery of sparse signals via conic relaxations Mar. 2016 Manuscript, available on


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