MATH-431 / 5 credits

Teacher: Lee Cheuk Yin

Language: English


Summary

Introduction to the mathematical theory of stochastic calculus: construction of stochastic Ito integral, proof of Ito formula, introduction to stochastic differential equations, Girsanov theorem and Feynman-Kac formula.

Content

Keywords

stochastic calculus, Ito's integral, stochastic differential equations, Girsanov theorem, Feynman-Kac formula

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

  • Bachelor programme of the Mathematics section
  • Swiss school programme up to "Maturité"

Recommended courses

Advanced Probability

Important concepts to start the course

Advanced Probability, Probability and analysis course in the Bachelor programme of the Mathematics section

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Demonstrate mastery of the course material
  • Demonstrate mastery of the problems related to the exercices sessions
  • Demonstrate mastery of the prerequisites
  • Demonstrate the capability of using these notions in other contexts

Transversal skills

  • Use a work methodology appropriate to the task.

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra lecture and exercises

Expected student activities

Attend lecture regularly, solve the exercises and write down the solutions, study the previous course material before the next course, go over the material before the exam.

Assessment methods

Oral exam

In the case of Article 3 paragraph 5 of the Section Regulations, the teacher decides on the form of the examination he communicates to the students concerned.

Resources

Bibliography

  • J. Michael Steele, Stochastic Calculus and Financial Applications. Springer (2001)
  • B. Oksendal, Stochastic Differential Equations (6th edition). Springer (2003)

Ressources en bibliothèque

Prerequisite for

  • martingales in financial mathematics
  • stochastic control

In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Oral (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Theory of stochastic calculus
  • 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: Theory of stochastic calculus
  • 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: Theory of stochastic calculus
  • 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: Theory of stochastic calculus
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14CO121    
14-15    
15-16CO121    
16-17    
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Monday, 13h - 15h: Lecture CO121

Monday, 15h - 17h: Exercise, TP CO121