Scientific Computing and Numerics (SCAN) Seminar

Feng BaoFlorida State University
An Efficient Numerical Algorithm for Data Driven Feedback Optimal Control

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 1:30pm

We will solve a class of stochastic optimal control problems numerically, in which the state process is governed by an Ito type stochastic differential equation with control process entering both in the drift and the diffusion and is observed partially. The optimal control of feedback form is determined based on the available observational data. We call this type of control problems the data driven feedback control. The computational framework that we introduce to solve such type of problems aims to find the best estimate for the optimal control as a conditional expectation given the observational information. To make our method feasible in providing timely feedback to the controlled system from data, we develop an efficient stochastic optimization algorithm to implement our computational framework.