@article {36,
title = {Approximation by quantization of the filter process and applications to optimal stopping problems under partial observation},
journal = {Monte Carlo methods and Applications},
volume = {11(1)},
year = {2005},
pages = {57-81},
abstract = {We present an approximation method for discrete time nonlinear filtering in view of solving dynamic optimization problems under partial information. The method is based on quantization of the Markov pair process filter-observation $(\Pi, Y )$ and is such that, at each time step k and for a given size $N_k$ of the quantization grid in period $k$, this grid is chosen to minimize a suitable quantization error. The algorithm is based on a stochastic gradient descent combined with Monte-Carlo simulations of $(\Pi, Y )$. Convergence results are given and applications to optimal stopping under partial observation are discussed. Numerical results are presented for a particular stopping problem : American option pricing with unobservable volatility.},
keywords = {Markov chain, Monte-Carlo simulations, Nonlinear filtering, Optimal Stopping, partial observation, quantization, stochastic gradient descent},
attachments = {http://www.quantize.maths-fi.com/sites/default/files/Quantization filter process optimal stopping.pdf},
author = {Huy{\^e}n Pham and Wolfgang Runggaldier and Afef Sellami}
}