Symmetric variables with skew-symmetric blocks


is there an easy way to define a variable as a symmetric matrix with skew symmetric blocks in CVX?

For example A=[B_1, B_2; B_3, B_4], where A is a symmetric matrix and B_i are skew symmetric matrices.


I’m not sure how this is possible. You can’t have a matrix that is both symmetric and skew-symmetric, unless it is zero.