We study analyticity, differentiability, and semismoothness of Löwner's operator and spectral functions under the framework of Euclidean Jordan algebras. In particular, we show that many optimization-related classical results in the symmetric matrix space can be generalized within this framework. For example, the metric projection operator over any symmetric cone defined in a Euclidean Jordan algebra is shown to be strongly semismooth. The research also raises several open questions, whose answers would be of strong interest for optimization research. © 2008 INFORMS.
- Euclidean Jordan algebras
- Löwner's operator
- Spectral functions
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Science Applications
- Management Science and Operations Research