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1 LPMA - Laboratoire de Probabilités et Modèles Aléatoires 2 Dipartimento di Matematica Pura e Applicata Padova

Abstract : We present an approximation method for discrete time nonlinear filtering in view of solving dynamic optimization problems under partial information. The method is based on quantization of the Markov pair process filter-observation $\Pi,Y$ and is such that, at each time step $k$ and for a given size $N k$ of the quantization grid in period $k$, this grid is chosen to minimize a suitable quantization error. The algorithm is based on a stochastic gradient descent combined with Monte-Carlo simulations of $\Pi,Y$. Convergence results are given and applications to optimal stopping under partial observation are discussed. Numerical results are presented for a particular stopping problem : American option pricing with unobservable volatility.

Keywords : optimal stopping partial observation Nonlinear filtering Markov chain quantization stochastic gradient descent Monte-Carlo simulations





Author: Huyen Pham - Wolfgang Runggaldier - Afef Sellami -

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