Hartmann, C. and Schütte, Ch. and Zhang, W. (2015) *Projection-based algorithms for optimal control and importance sampling of diffusions.* Nonlinearity . (Submitted)

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## Abstract

We propose numerical algorithms for solving complex, high- dimensional control and importance sampling problems based on reduced-order models. The algorithms approach the “curse of dimensionality” by a combination of model reduction techniques for multiscale diffusions and stochastic optimization tools, with the aim of reducing the original, possibly high-dimensional problem to a lower dimensional representation of the dynamics, in which only few relevant degrees of freedom are controlled or biased. Specifically, we study situations in which either an suitable set of slow collective variables onto which the dynamics can be projected is known, or situations in which the dynamics shows strongly localized behaviour in the small noise regime. The idea is to use the solution of the reduced-order model as a predictor of the exact solution that, in a corrector step, can be used together with the original dynamics, where no explicit assumptions about small parameters or scale separation have to be made. We illustrate the approach with simple, but paradigmatic numerical examples.

Item Type: | Article |
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Subjects: | Mathematical and Computer Sciences > Mathematics > Applied Mathematics |

Divisions: | Department of Mathematics and Computer Science > Institute of Mathematics Department of Mathematics and Computer Science > Institute of Mathematics > Cellular Mechanics Group Department of Mathematics and Computer Science > Institute of Mathematics > BioComputing Group |

ID Code: | 1552 |

Deposited By: | Carsten Hartmann |

Deposited On: | 22 Jun 2015 14:19 |

Last Modified: | 01 Jul 2015 10:01 |

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