MATH-414 / 5 credits

Teacher: Nobile Fabio

Language: English


Summary

The student who follows this course will get acquainted with computational tools used to analyze systems with uncertainty arising in engineering, physics, chemistry, and economics. Focus will be on sampling methods as Monte Carlo, quasi Monte Carlo, Markov Chain Monte Carlo.

Content

Keywords

Simulation of random variables and processes; Monte Carlo; Quasi Monte Carlo; Markov Chain Monte Carlo

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

basic Probability and Statistics; Numerical Analysis;

Recommended courses

Applied Stochastic Processes (or equivalent)

Important concepts to start the course

Knowledge of basic courses in mathematics, probability, statistics and numerical analysis. Some experience of computer programming is assumed.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Analyze the convergence of sampling algorithms
  • Implement sampling methods for different stochastic processes
  • Compare the efficiency of different sampling algorithms
  • Choose appropriate sampling algorithms
  • Propose efficient sampling methods for different stochastic problems

Transversal skills

  • Plan and carry out activities in a way which makes optimal use of available time and other resources.
  • Demonstrate a capacity for creativity.
  • Demonstrate the capacity for critical thinking
  • Write a scientific or technical report.

Teaching methods

course ex-cathedra + exercise sessions and computer labs

Expected student activities

Active participation to the course and practical sessions

Assessment methods

Project + oral exam (presentation of the project + questions on the course)

Dans le cas de l'art. 3 al. 5 du Règlement de section, l'enseignant décide de la forme de l'examen qu'il communique aux étudiants concernés.

 

 

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes
Forum No

Resources

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)

No

Bibliography

S. Asmussen and P. Glynn, Stochastic Simulation: Algorithms and Analysis. Springer-Verlag, 2007
D. Kroese, T. Taimre and Z. Botev, Handbook of Monte Carlo Methods, Wiley 2011
G. Robert and G. Casella, Monte Carlo statistical methods, Springer 2004

 

Ressources en bibliothèque

Notes/Handbook

lecture notes available on the webpage

Moodle Link

In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Oral (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Stochastic simulation
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Oral (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Stochastic simulation
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Oral (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Stochastic simulation
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Oral (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Stochastic simulation
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Oral (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Stochastic simulation
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Oral (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Stochastic simulation
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9   MAB1486 
9-10    
10-11  MAA331  
11-12    
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Wednesday, 10h - 12h: Lecture MAA331

Thursday, 8h - 10h: Exercise, TP MAB1486