Sums of squares relaxations for Convex Hulls of Semialgebraic Sets

Joao Gouveia
University of Washington

Sums of squares of polynomials offer useful approximations to the convex hull of a semialgebraic set via Lasserre-type relaxations. This talk will present an overview of recent developments in the study of these relaxations, with a particular focus on convex hulls of algebraic varieties, towards a deeper understanding of the geometry of these relaxations and their asymptotic behavior.

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