ARGONAUT: AlgoRithms for Global Optimization of coNstrAined grey-box compUTational problems

Optimization Letters 2016

F. Boukouvala C.A. Floudas

The algorithmic framework ARGONAUT is presented for the global optimization of general constrained grey-box problems. ARGONAUT incorporates variable selection, bounds tightening and constrained sampling techniques, in order to develop accurate surrogate representations of unknown equations, which are globally optimized. ARGONAUT is tested on a large set of test problems for constrained global optimization with a large number of input variables and constraints. The performance of the presented framework is compared to that of existing techniques for constrained derivative-free optimization.

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