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题  目: Stochastic Euler-Lagrangian condition in semimartingale  optimal transport


报告人: 刘 翀  (ETH)


摘   要:In semimartingale optimal transport problem, the functional to be minimized can be considered as a ``stochastic action'', which is the expectation of a ``stochastic Lagrangian'' in terms of differential semimartingale characteristics. Therefore it would be natural to apply variational calculus approach to characterize the minimizers. R. Lassalle and A.B. Cruzeiro have used this approach to establish a stochastic Euler-Lagrangian condition for semimartingale optimal transport by perturbing the drift terms. Motivated by their work, we want to perform the same type of calculus for martingale optimal transport problem. In  particular, instead of only considering perturbations in the drift terms, we try to find a nice variational family for volatility, and then obtain the stochastic Euler-Lagrangian condition for martingale laws.

         In the first part of this talk we will mention some basic results regarding the existence of minimizers in semimartingale optimal transport problem. In the second part, we will introduce Lassalle and Cruzeiro's work, and give a simple example related to this topic, where the variational family is induced by time-changes; and then we will introduce some potential problems that are needed to be solved.


地  点:  蒙民伟楼1105室


时  间:  2019年7月2日 16:00-18:00


邀请人: 崔小军 老师