Paper by Erik D. Demaine
- Erik D. Demaine and Stefan Langerman, “Optimizing a 2D Function Satisfying Unimodality Properties”, in Proceedings of the 13th Annual European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA 2005), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, volume 3669, Mallorca, Spain, October 3–6, 2005, pages 887–898.
The number of probes needed by the best possible algorithm for locally or
globally optimizing a bivariate function varies substantially depending on
the assumptions made about the function. We consider a wide variety of
assumptions—in particular, global unimodality, unimodality of rows and/or
columns, and total unimodality—and prove tight or nearly tight upper and
lower bounds in all cases. Our results include both nontrivial optimization
algorithms and nontrivial adversary arguments depending on the scenario.
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