Optimal allocation of simulation experiments in discrete stochastic optimization and approximative algorithms

Futschik A & Pflug G (1997). Optimal allocation of simulation experiments in discrete stochastic optimization and approximative algorithms. European Journal of Operational Research 101 (2): 245-260. DOI:10.1016/S0377-2217(96)00396-7.

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Abstract

Approximate solutions for discrete stochastic optimization problems are often obtained via simulation. It is reasonable to complement these solutions by confidence regions for the argmin-set. We address the question how a certain total number of random draws should be distributed among the set of alternatives. Two goals are considered: the minimization of the costs caused by using a statistical estimate of the true argmin, and the minimization of the expected size of the confidence sets. We show that an asymptotically optimal sampling strategy in the case of normal errors can be obtained by solving a convex optimization problem. To reduce the computational effort we propose a regularization that leads to a simple one-step allocation rule.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Discrete stochastic optimization; Simulation; Sampling strategy; Large deviations
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2016 11:33
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 14:51
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/13582

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