Multilevel Monte Carlo method for parabolic stochastic partial differential equations
Journal article, 2013
We analyze the convergence and complexity of multilevel Monte Carlo discretizations of a class of abstract stochastic, parabolic equations driven by square integrable martingales. We show under low regularity assumptions on the solution that the judicious combination of low order Galerkin discretizations in space and an Euler-Maruyama discretization in time yields mean square convergence of order one in space and of order 1/2 in time to the expected value of the mild solution. The complexity of the multilevel estimator is shown to scale log-linearly with respect to the corresponding work to generate a single path of the solution on the finest mesh, resp. of the corresponding deterministic parabolic problem on the finest mesh. © 2012 Springer Science + Business Media B.V.
Stochastic Finite Element Methods
Stochastic partial differential equations
Multilevel Monte Carlo
Stochastic parabolic equation