Distributionally Robust Optimization with Expected Constraints via Optimal Transport

We consider a stochastic program with expected value constraints. We analyze this problem in a general context via Distributionally Robust Optimization (DRO) approach using 1 or 2-Wasserstein metrics where the ambiguity set depends on the decision. We show that this approach can be reformulated as a finite-dimensional optimization problem, and, in some cases, this can … Read more

Moment-SOS hierarchy and exit time of stochastic processes

The moment sum of squares (moment-SOS) hierarchy produces sequences of upper and lower bounds on functionals of the exit time solution of a polynomial stochastic differential equation with polynomial constraints, at the price of solving semidefinite optimization problems of increasing size. In this note we use standard results from elliptic partial differential equation analysis to … Read more