401-4657-00L Numerical Analysis of Stochastic Ordinary Differential Equations
|Semester||Autumn Semester 2018|
|Lecturers||A. Jentzen, L. Yaroslavtseva|
|Periodicity||yearly recurring course|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Comment||Alternative course title: "Computational Methods for Quantitative Finance: Monte Carlo and Sampling Methods"|
|Abstract||Course on numerical approximations of stochastic ordinary differential equations driven by Wiener processes. These equations have several applications, for example in financial option valuation. This course also contains an introduction to random number generation and Monte Carlo methods for random variables.|
|Objective||The aim of this course is to enable the students to carry out simulations and their mathematical convergence analysis for stochastic models originating from applications such as mathematical finance. For this the course teaches a decent knowledge of the different numerical methods, their underlying ideas, convergence properties and implementation issues.|
|Content||Generation of random numbers|
Monte Carlo methods for the numerical integration of random variables
Stochastic processes and Brownian motion
Stochastic ordinary differential equations (SODEs)
Numerical approximations of SODEs
Applications to computational finance: Option valuation
|Lecture notes||Lecture notes are available as a PDF file: see Learning materials.|
|Literature||P. Glassermann: |
Monte Carlo Methods in Financial Engineering.
Springer-Verlag, New York, 2004.
P. E. Kloeden and E. Platen:
Numerical Solution of Stochastic Differential Equations.
Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1992.
|Prerequisites / Notice||Prerequisites:|
Mandatory: Probability and measure theory,
basic numerical analysis and
basics of MATLAB programming.
a) mandatory courses:
Probability Theory I.
b) recommended courses:
Start of lectures: Wednesday, September 19, 2018.
Date of the End-of-Semester examination: Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 13:00-15:00; students must arrive before 12:30 at ETH HG E 19.
Room for the End-of-Semester examination: ETH HG E 19.
Exam inspection: Tuesday, February 26, 2019,
12:00-13:00 at HG D 7.2.
Please bring your legi.