Past Forthcoming Seminars

21 February 2005
Dr Nadia Sidorova
It is known that a continuous path of bounded variation can be reconstructed from a sequence of its iterated integrals (called the signature) in a similar way to a function on the circle being reconstructed from its Fourier coefficients. We study the radius of convergence of the corresponding logarithmic signature for paths in an arbitrary Banach space. This convergence has important consequences for control theory (in particular, it can be used for computing the logarithm of a flow)and the efficiency of numerical approximations to solutions of SDEs. We also discuss the nonlinear structure of the space of logarithmic signatures and the problem of reconstructing a path by its signature.
  • Stochastic Analysis Seminar