Managing Distributional Ambiguity in Stochastic Optimization through a Statistical Upper Bound Framework

Stochastic optimization is often hampered by distributional ambiguity, where critical probability distributions are poorly characterized or unknown. Addressing this challenge, we introduce a new framework that targets the minimization of a statistical upper bound for the expected value of uncertain objectives, facilitating more statistically robust decision-making. Central to our approach is the Average Percentile Upper … Read more