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Optimization

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Applications Of Fixed Point Theory To Distributed Optimization, Robust Convex Optimization, And Stability Of Stochastic Systems, Seyyed Shaho Alaviani Jan 2019

Applications Of Fixed Point Theory To Distributed Optimization, Robust Convex Optimization, And Stability Of Stochastic Systems, Seyyed Shaho Alaviani

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Large-scale multi-agent networked systems are becoming more and more popular due to applications in robotics, machine learning, and signal processing. Although distributed algorithms have been proposed for efficient computations rather than centralized computations for large data optimization, existing algorithms are still suffering from some disadvantages such as distribution dependency or B-connectivity assumption of switching communication graphs. This study applies fixed point theory to analyze distributed optimization problems and to overcome existing difficulties such as distribution dependency or B-connectivity assumption of switching communication graphs. In this study, a new mathematical terminology and a new mathematical optimization problem are defined. It is ...


Enhancing The Performance Of Energy Harvesting Wireless Communications Using Optimization And Machine Learning, Ala'eddin A. Masadeh Jan 2019

Enhancing The Performance Of Energy Harvesting Wireless Communications Using Optimization And Machine Learning, Ala'eddin A. Masadeh

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The motivation behind this thesis is to provide efficient solutions for energy harvesting communications. Firstly, an energy harvesting underlay cognitive radio relaying network is investigated. In this context, the secondary network is an energy harvesting network. Closed-form expressions are derived for transmission power of secondary source and relay that maximizes the secondary network throughput. Secondly, a practical scenario in terms of information availability about the environment is investigated. We consider a communications system with a source capable of harvesting solar energy. Two cases are considered based on the knowledge availability about the underlying processes. When this knowledge is available, an ...