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Quasi-Monte Carlo Integration over Non-Cubical Domains

Mortazavi, Nilofar (2017) MASM01 20171
Mathematical Statistics
Abstract
Monte Carlo (MQ) method is a powerful tool to approximate high dimensional integrals. The disadvantage of ordinary MQ is the slow convergence rate by cause of the essential randomness of this method. Computations of this convergence can lead to pure time consuming. Quasi-Monte Carlo (QMC) method yields considerably better results since this method is a deterministic alternative which uses Low-Discrepancy sequences instead of random samples . There are a multiplicity of big open problems in QMC-methods, problems partly arising from applications and partly arising from theory. QMC are developed to integrate over unite cube, where it has much more accuracy than MC for integrands of bounded variation. Integration over more general spaces such... (More)
Monte Carlo (MQ) method is a powerful tool to approximate high dimensional integrals. The disadvantage of ordinary MQ is the slow convergence rate by cause of the essential randomness of this method. Computations of this convergence can lead to pure time consuming. Quasi-Monte Carlo (QMC) method yields considerably better results since this method is a deterministic alternative which uses Low-Discrepancy sequences instead of random samples . There are a multiplicity of big open problems in QMC-methods, problems partly arising from applications and partly arising from theory. QMC are developed to integrate over unite cube, where it has much more accuracy than MC for integrands of bounded variation. Integration over more general spaces such as triangles, disks and Cartesian products of such spaces is more challenging for QMC. Nevertheless in real-world applications various problems are defined over such spaces. The aim of this thesis is to provide a survey of a solution of such problems of numerical integration defined over non-cubical spaces. We present QMC and randomised QMC (RQMC) constructions in the triangle with a vanishing discrepancy based on the recent work of Basu 2016. The QMC construction is a version of the Van der Corput-Halton sequences specially made to the unit triangle. The attraction of scrambled net is replication based error estimation for QMC with slightly the same accuracy as QMC, and for smooth enough integrands. (Less)
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Mortazavi, Nilofar
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MASM01 20171
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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English
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8904179
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  abstract     = {Monte Carlo (MQ) method is a powerful tool to approximate high dimensional integrals. The disadvantage of ordinary MQ is the slow convergence rate by cause of the essential randomness of this method. Computations of this convergence can lead to pure time consuming. Quasi-Monte Carlo (QMC) method yields considerably better results since this method is a deterministic alternative which uses Low-Discrepancy sequences instead of random samples . There are a multiplicity of big open problems in QMC-methods, problems partly arising from applications and partly arising from theory. QMC are developed to integrate over unite cube, where it has much more accuracy than MC for integrands of bounded variation. Integration over more general spaces such as triangles, disks and Cartesian products of such spaces is more challenging for QMC. Nevertheless in real-world applications various problems are defined over such spaces. The aim of this thesis is to provide a survey of a solution of such problems of numerical integration defined over non-cubical spaces. We present QMC and randomised QMC (RQMC) constructions in the triangle with a vanishing discrepancy based on the recent work of Basu 2016. The QMC construction is a version of the Van der Corput-Halton sequences specially made to the unit triangle. The attraction of scrambled net is replication based error estimation for QMC with slightly the same accuracy as QMC, and for smooth enough integrands.},
  author       = {Mortazavi, Nilofar},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Quasi-Monte Carlo Integration over Non-Cubical Domains},
  year         = {2017},
}