Agenda de l’IDP

Séminaire Orléans

A non-parametric sampling approach for nonlinear stochastic programming
Fabian Bastin
Thursday 24 May 2007 14:00 -  Orléans -  Salle S104 (Bât Sciences)

Résumé :
A major difficulty in stochastic programming is the choice of probability distributions present in the objective functions. This is especially true for parameters estimation problems, as maximum likelihood or least-squares. We propose here to focus on the cumulating functions: sampling over [0,1], we estimate inverse cumulating functions by means of B-cubic splines. The resulting optimization problem is a nonlinear program subject to additional monotonicity constraints. This problem is solved with an adapted constrained trust-region procedure, using projections to keep the iterates feasible.

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