TY - JOUR
AB - We present a flexible trust region descend algorithm for unconstrained and
convexly constrained multiobjective optimization problems. It is targeted at
heterogeneous and expensive problems, i.e., problems that have at least one
objective function that is computationally expensive. The method is
derivative-free in the sense that neither need derivative information be
available for the expensive objectives nor are gradients approximated using
repeated function evaluations as is the case in finite-difference methods.
Instead, a multiobjective trust region approach is used that works similarly to
its well-known scalar pendants. Local surrogate models constructed from
evaluation data of the true objective functions are employed to compute
possible descent directions. In contrast to existing multiobjective trust
region algorithms, these surrogates are not polynomial but carefully
constructed radial basis function networks. This has the important advantage
that the number of data points scales linearly with the parameter space
dimension. The local models qualify as fully linear and the corresponding
general scalar framework is adapted for problems with multiple objectives.
Convergence to Pareto critical points is proven and numerical examples
illustrate our findings.
AU - Berkemeier, Manuel Bastian
AU - Peitz, Sebastian
ID - 21337
IS - 2
JF - Mathematical and Computational Applications
TI - Derivative-Free Multiobjective Trust Region Descent Method Using Radial Basis Function Surrogate Models
VL - 26
ER -