We address the problems of minimizing and of maximizing the spectral radius over a compact family of non-negative matrices. Those problems being hard in general can be efficiently solved for some special families. We consider the so-called product families, where each matrix is composed of rows chosen independently from given sets. A recently introduced greedy method works very fast. However, it is applicable mostly for strictly positive matrices. For sparse matrices, it often diverges and gives a wrong answer. We present the “selective greedy method” that works equally well for all non-negative product families, including sparse ones. For this method, we prove a quadratic rate of convergence and demonstrate its efficiency in numerical examples. The numerical examples are realised for two cases: finite uncertainty sets and polyhedral uncertainty sets given by systems of linear inequalities. In dimensions up to 2000, the matrices with minimal/maximal spectral radii in product families are found within a few iterations. Applications to dynamical systems and to the graph theory are considered.
|Titolo:||The greedy strategy for optimizing the Perron eigenvalue|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|