Parameter Estimation from Noisy Observations of a Stochastic Heat Equation

05.06.2023, 10:15  –  Campus Golm, Haus 9, Raum 1.10
Forschungsseminar Statistik

Gregor Pasemann (HU)

We consider the problem of estimating the diffusivity of a stochastic heat equation (or more generally, the parametrized drift of an abstract linear stochastic parabolic evolution equation) from spectral or local measurements perturbed by small observation noise. Using a kernel smoothing approach, we construct a modified maximum likelihood estimator and study its asymptotic properties. In particular, we find an optimal tradeoff between exploiting small-scale spatial information and averaging out the observation noise.

This talk is based on work in progress with Markus Reiß.


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