# Stochastic Multi-Stage Optimization: At the Crossroads by Pierre Carpentier, Jean-Philippe Chancelier, Guy Cohen,

By Pierre Carpentier, Jean-Philippe Chancelier, Guy Cohen, Michel De Lara

Discusses the function of data in dynamic stochastic optimization problems

Proposes a typology of data constructions to delineate these that are numerically tractable

Proposes discretization equipment together dealing with the stochastic parts and the knowledge constitution of tractable difficulties and reviews convergence matters for numerically tractable details structures

The concentration of the current quantity is stochastic optimization of dynamical platforms in discrete time the place - through targeting the function of data relating to optimization difficulties - it discusses the similar discretization concerns. there's a becoming have to take on uncertainty in functions of optimization. for instance the big advent of renewable energies in energy platforms demanding situations conventional how one can deal with them. This ebook lays out simple and complicated instruments to address and numerically resolve such difficulties and thereby is construction a bridge among Stochastic Programming and Stochastic regulate. it's meant for graduates readers and students in optimization or stochastic keep an eye on, in addition to engineers with a heritage in utilized mathematics.

Related matters: non-stop Optimization, chance concept and Stochastic approaches

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17) k=1 j Notice that w 1 can be interpreted as an estimate of the conditional expectation of j j W1 knowing that W0 = w0 . Likewise, (σ 1 )2 can be interpreted as an estimate of the conditional second order moment. To each node of the first level of the tree is attached a control variable u j . The cost of the discretized problem is 1 N0 N0 ε(u j )2 + j=1 1 N1 N1 j jk (u j + w0 + w1 )2 . k=1 24 1 Issues and Problems in Decision Making Under Uncertainty The arg min is j uj = − j w0 + w 1 , j = 1, .

U0 Y0 , U1 Y1 . W1 transmitted en W0 co di ng signal channel U 0 = γ0 W 0 Fig. 6b) de Y 1 = U0 + W 1 restored co di ng U 1 = γ1 Y 1 14 1 Issues and Problems in Decision Making Under Uncertainty The positive parameter α is the unit cost for the power transmitted over the channel. 6b) reflect what each agent knows before making his decision. Discussion There are a few remarks to make at this point: • there is no time index t explicitly involved in this formulation, but still there is a natural order of the agents: the encoder acts first in that his action has an influence on what the decoder observes; • there is no inclusion (in either direction) between the information available to the encoder and to the decoder although, as just highlighted, the decoder is “downstream” the encoder; if we interpret agents as time stages, it means that, at the second time stage, not all the information available at the first time stage has been retained, a fact referred to as “no perfect memory”.

W (k) ) is a realization of a k-sample (W (1) , . . , W (k) ) of W . As explained in Sect. 2, we have to deal with two different probability spaces: the random variable W is defined on the canonical probability space (Ω, A, P) whereas the k-tuple (W (1) , . . , W (k) ) is defined on (Ω, A, P), the infinite-dimensional product of the probability spaces (W, W, μ): (Ω, A, P) = (WN , W⊗N , μ⊗N ). Of course, (W , W (1) , . . , W (k) ) can be identified with a (k + 1)-sample, so that all random variables can be considered as living in the same probability space (Ω, A, P).