An Introduction to the Theory of Point Processes

Author: D.J. Daley
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387213378
Release Date: 2007-11-12
Genre: Mathematics

This is the second volume of the reworked second edition of a key work on Point Process Theory. Fully revised and updated by the authors who have reworked their 1988 first edition, it brings together the basic theory of random measures and point processes in a unified setting and continues with the more theoretical topics of the first edition: limit theorems, ergodic theory, Palm theory, and evolutionary behaviour via martingales and conditional intensity. The very substantial new material in this second volume includes expanded discussions of marked point processes, convergence to equilibrium, and the structure of spatial point processes.

An Introduction to the Theory of Point Processes

Author: Daryl J. Daley
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781475720013
Release Date: 2013-03-14
Genre: Mathematics

Stochastic point processes are sets of randomly located points in time, on the plane or in some general space. This book provides a general introduction to the theory, starting with simple examples and an historical overview, and proceeding to the general theory. It thoroughly covers recent work in a broad historical perspective in an attempt to provide a wider audience with insights into recent theoretical developments. It contains numerous examples and exercises. This book aims to bridge the gap between informal treatments concerned with applications and highly abstract theoretical treatments.


Author: Willliam Feller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 8126518065
Release Date: 2008-08-01

· The Exponential and the Uniform Densities· Special Densities. Randomization· Densities in Higher Dimensions. Normal Densities and Processes· Probability Measures and Spaces· Probability Distributions in Rr· A Survey of Some Important Distributions and Processes· Laws of Large Numbers. Applications in Analysis· The Basic Limit Theorems· Infinitely Divisible Distributions and Semi-Groups· Markov Processes and Semi-Groups· Renewal Theory· Random Walks in R1· Laplace Transforms. Tauberian Theorems. Resolvents· Applications of Laplace Transforms· Characteristic Functions· Expansions Related to the Central Limit Theorem,· Infinitely Divisible Distributions· Applications of Fourier Methods to Random Walks· Harmonic Analysis

Stochastic Geometry and Wireless Networks

Author: François Baccelli
Publisher: Now Publishers Inc
ISBN: 9781601982643
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This volume bears on wireless network modeling and performance analysis. The aim is to show how stochastic geometry can be used in a more or less systematic way to analyze the phenomena that arise in this context. It first focuses on medium access control mechanisms used in ad hoc networks and in cellular networks. It then discusses the use of stochastic geometry for the quantitative analysis of routing algorithms in mobile ad hoc networks. The appendix also contains a concise summary of wireless communication principles and of the network architectures considered in the two volumes.

Interference in Large Wireless Networks

Author: Martin Haenggi
Publisher: Now Publishers Inc
ISBN: 9781601982988
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Since interference is the main performance-limiting factor in most wireless networks, it is crucial to characterize the interference statistics. The main two determinants of the interference are the network geometry (spatial distribution of concurrently transmitting nodes) and the path loss law (signal attenuation with distance). For certain classes of node distributions, most notably Poisson point processes, and attenuation laws, closed-form results are available, for both the interference itself as well as the signal-to-interference ratios, which determine the network performance. This monograph presents an overview of these results and gives an introduction to the analytical techniques used in their derivation. The node distribution models range from lattices to homogeneous and clustered Poisson models to general motion-invariant ones. The analysis of the more general models requires the use of Palm theory, in particular conditional probability generating functionals, which are briefly introduced in the appendix.

Point Process Theory and Applications

Author: Martin Jacobsen
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780817644635
Release Date: 2006-07-27
Genre: Mathematics

Mathematically rigorous exposition of the basic theory of marked point processes and piecewise deterministic stochastic processes Point processes are constructed from scratch with detailed proofs Includes applications with examples and exercises in survival analysis, branching processes, ruin probabilities, sports (soccer), finance and risk management, and queueing theory Accessible to a wider cross-disciplinary audience

Lectures on the Poisson Process

Author: Günter Last
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107088016
Release Date: 2017-10-26
Genre: Mathematics

A modern introduction to the Poisson process, with general point processes and random measures, and applications to stochastic geometry.

Handbook of High Frequency Trading and Modeling in Finance

Author: Maria C. Mariani
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118443989
Release Date: 2016-04-25
Genre: Business & Economics

Reflecting the fast pace and ever-evolving nature of the financial industry, the Handbook of High-Frequency Trading and Modeling in Finance details how high-frequency analysis presents new systematic approaches to implementing quantitative activities with high-frequency financial data. Introducing new and established mathematical foundations necessary to analyze realistic market models and scenarios, the handbook begins with a presentation of the dynamics and complexity of futures and derivatives markets as well as a portfolio optimization problem using quantum computers. Subsequently, the handbook addresses estimating complex model parameters using high-frequency data. Finally, the handbook focuses on the links between models used in financial markets and models used in other research areas such as geophysics, fossil records, and earthquake studies. The Handbook of High-Frequency Trading and Modeling in Finance also features: • Contributions by well-known experts within the academic, industrial, and regulatory fields • A well-structured outline on the various data analysis methodologies used to identify new trading opportunities • Newly emerging quantitative tools that address growing concerns relating to high-frequency data such as stochastic volatility and volatility tracking; stochastic jump processes for limit-order books and broader market indicators; and options markets • Practical applications using real-world data to help readers better understand the presented material The Handbook of High-Frequency Trading and Modeling in Finance is an excellent reference for professionals in the fields of business, applied statistics, econometrics, and financial engineering. The handbook is also a good supplement for graduate and MBA-level courses on quantitative finance, volatility, and financial econometrics. Ionut Florescu, PhD, is Research Associate Professor in Financial Engineering and Director of the Hanlon Financial Systems Laboratory at Stevens Institute of Technology. His research interests include stochastic volatility, stochastic partial differential equations, Monte Carlo Methods, and numerical methods for stochastic processes. Dr. Florescu is the author of Probability and Stochastic Processes, the coauthor of Handbook of Probability, and the coeditor of Handbook of Modeling High-Frequency Data in Finance, all published by Wiley. Maria C. Mariani, PhD, is Shigeko K. Chan Distinguished Professor in Mathematical Sciences and Chair of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at The University of Texas at El Paso. Her research interests include mathematical finance, applied mathematics, geophysics, nonlinear and stochastic partial differential equations and numerical methods. Dr. Mariani is the coeditor of Handbook of Modeling High-Frequency Data in Finance, also published by Wiley. H. Eugene Stanley, PhD, is William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor at Boston University. Stanley is one of the key founders of the new interdisciplinary field of econophysics, and has an ISI Hirsch index H=128 based on more than 1200 papers. In 2004 he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Frederi G. Viens, PhD, is Professor of Statistics and Mathematics and Director of the Computational Finance Program at Purdue University. He holds more than two dozen local, regional, and national awards and he travels extensively on a world-wide basis to deliver lectures on his research interests, which range from quantitative finance to climate science and agricultural economics. A Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics Statistics, Dr. Viens is the coeditor of Handbook of Modeling High-Frequency Data in Finance, also published by Wiley.

Long Range Dependence and Self Similarity

Author: Vladas Pipiras
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108210195
Release Date: 2017-04-18
Genre: Mathematics

This modern and comprehensive guide to long-range dependence and self-similarity starts with rigorous coverage of the basics, then moves on to cover more specialized, up-to-date topics central to current research. These topics concern, but are not limited to, physical models that give rise to long-range dependence and self-similarity; central and non-central limit theorems for long-range dependent series, and the limiting Hermite processes; fractional Brownian motion and its stochastic calculus; several celebrated decompositions of fractional Brownian motion; multidimensional models for long-range dependence and self-similarity; and maximum likelihood estimation methods for long-range dependent time series. Designed for graduate students and researchers, each chapter of the book is supplemented by numerous exercises, some designed to test the reader's understanding, while others invite the reader to consider some of the open research problems in the field today.


Author: Victor de la Peña
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461205371
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Mathematics

A friendly and systematic introduction to the theory and applications. The book begins with the sums of independent random variables and vectors, with maximal inequalities and sharp estimates on moments, which are later used to develop and interpret decoupling inequalities. Decoupling is first introduced as it applies to randomly stopped processes and unbiased estimation. The authors then proceed with the theory of decoupling in full generality, paying special attention to comparison and interplay between martingale and decoupling theory, and to applications. These include limit theorems, moment and exponential inequalities for martingales and more general dependence structures, biostatistical implications, and moment convergence in Anscombe's theorem and Wald's equation for U--statistics. Addressed to researchers in probability and statistics and to graduates, the expositon is at the level of a second graduate probability course, with a good portion of the material fit for use in a first year course.

The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money

Author: John Maynard Keynes
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319703442
Release Date: 2018-07-20
Genre: Business & Economics

This book was originally published by Macmillan in 1936. It was voted the top Academic Book that Shaped Modern Britain by Academic Book Week (UK) in 2017, and in 2011 was placed on Time Magazine's top 100 non-fiction books written in English since 1923. Reissued with a fresh Introduction by the Nobel-prize winner Paul Krugman and a new Afterword by Keynes’ biographer Robert Skidelsky, this important work is made available to a new generation. The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money transformed economics and changed the face of modern macroeconomics. Keynes’ argument is based on the idea that the level of employment is not determined by the price of labour, but by the spending of money. It gave way to an entirely new approach where employment, inflation and the market economy are concerned. Highly provocative at its time of publication, this book and Keynes’ theories continue to remain the subject of much support and praise, criticism and debate. Economists at any stage in their career will enjoy revisiting this treatise and observing the relevance of Keynes’ work in today’s contemporary climate.

Random Matrices and Random Partitions

Author: Zhonggen Su
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789814612241
Release Date: 2015-04-20
Genre: Mathematics

This book is aimed at graduate students and researchers who are interested in the probability limit theory of random matrices and random partitions. It mainly consists of three parts. Part I is a brief review of classical central limit theorems for sums of independent random variables, martingale differences sequences and Markov chains, etc. These classical theorems are frequently used in the study of random matrices and random partitions. Part II concentrates on the asymptotic distribution theory of Circular Unitary Ensemble and Gaussian Unitary Ensemble, which are prototypes of random matrix theory. It turns out that the classical central limit theorems and methods are applicable in describing asymptotic distributions of various eigenvalue statistics. This is attributed to the nice algebraic structures of models. This part also studies the Circular β Ensembles and Hermitian β Ensembles. Part III is devoted to the study of random uniform and Plancherel partitions. There is a surprising similarity between random matrices and random integer partitions from the viewpoint of asymptotic distribution theory, though it is difficult to find any direct link between the two finite models. A remarkable point is the conditioning argument in each model. Through enlarging the probability space, we run into independent geometric random variables as well as determinantal point processes with discrete Bessel kernels. This book treats only second-order normal fluctuations for primary random variables from two classes of special random models. It is written in a clear, concise and pedagogical way. It may be read as an introductory text to further study probability theory of general random matrices, random partitions and even random point processes. Contents:Normal ConvergenceCircular Unitary EnsembleGaussian Unitary EnsembleRandom Uniform PartitionsRandom Plancherel Partitions Readership: Graduates and researchers majoring in probability theory and mathematical statistics, especially for those working on Probability Limit Theory. Key Features:The book treats only two special models of random matrices, that is, Circular and Gaussian Unitary Ensembles, and the focus is on second-order fluctuations of primary eigenvalue statistics. So all theorems and propositions can be stated and proved in a clear and concise languageIn a companion part, the book also treats two special models of random integerpartitions, namely, random uniform and Plancherel partitions. It exhibits a surprising similarity between random matrices and random partitions from the viewpoint of asymptotic distribution theory, though there is no direct link between finite modelsThe limit distributions of most statistics of interest are obtained by reducing to classical central limit theorems for sums of independent random variables, martingale sequences and Markov chains. So the book is easily accessible to readers that are familiar with a standard probability theory textbookKeywords:Central Limit Theorems;Random Matrices;Random Partitions

Understanding Markov Chains

Author: Nicolas Privault
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789814451512
Release Date: 2013-08-13
Genre: Mathematics

This book provides an undergraduate introduction to discrete and continuous-time Markov chains and their applications. A large focus is placed on the first step analysis technique and its applications to average hitting times and ruin probabilities. Classical topics such as recurrence and transience, stationary and limiting distributions, as well as branching processes, are also covered. Two major examples (gambling processes and random walks) are treated in detail from the beginning, before the general theory itself is presented in the subsequent chapters. An introduction to discrete-time martingales and their relation to ruin probabilities and mean exit times is also provided, and the book includes a chapter on spatial Poisson processes with some recent results on moment identities and deviation inequalities for Poisson stochastic integrals. The concepts presented are illustrated by examples and by 72 exercises and their complete solutions.