Representation of a given nonnegative multivariate polynomial in terms of a sum of squares of polynomials has become an essential subject in recent developments of sums of squares optimization and semidefinite programming (SDP) relaxation of polynomial optimization problems. We discuss effective methods to obtain a simpler representation of a "sparse" polynomial as a sum of squares of sparse polynomials by eliminating redundancy.
- Polynomial optimization problem
- Semidefinite program
- Sums of squares of polynomial