By Christiane Lemieux

ISBN-10: 0387781641

ISBN-13: 9780387781648

ISBN-10: 038778165X

ISBN-13: 9780387781655

Quasi–Monte Carlo equipment became an more and more renowned substitute to Monte Carlo equipment during the last twenty years. Their winning implementation on functional difficulties, specially in finance, has prompted the advance of a number of new study parts inside this box to which practitioners and researchers from a variety of disciplines at the moment contribute.

This e-book offers crucial instruments for utilizing quasi–Monte Carlo sampling in perform. the 1st a part of the ebook makes a speciality of concerns relating to Monte Carlo methods—uniform and non-uniform random quantity iteration, variance relief techniques—but the fabric is gifted to organize the readers for your next step, that's to exchange the random sampling inherent to Monte Carlo by means of quasi–random sampling. the second one a part of the booklet bargains with this subsequent step. numerous elements of quasi-Monte Carlo equipment are lined, together with structures, randomizations, using ANOVA decompositions, and the idea that of powerful size. The 3rd a part of the booklet is dedicated to functions in finance and extra complicated statistical instruments like Markov chain Monte Carlo and sequential Monte Carlo, with a dialogue in their quasi–Monte Carlo counterpart.

The necessities for interpreting this ebook are a uncomplicated wisdom of facts and sufficient mathematical adulthood to keep on with in the course of the quite a few suggestions used through the publication. this article is geared toward graduate scholars in data, administration technology, operations study, engineering, and utilized arithmetic. it may even be precious to practitioners who are looking to examine extra approximately Monte Carlo and quasi–Monte Carlo tools and researchers drawn to an up to date advisor to those methods.

Christiane Lemieux is an affiliate Professor and the affiliate Chair for Actuarial technological know-how within the division of information and Actuarial technology on the college of Waterloo in Canada. She is an affiliate of the Society of Actuaries and used to be the winner of a "Young Researcher Award in Information-Based Complexity" in 2004.