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A stochastic process is a collection of random variables usually indexed by a totally ordered set.

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### “Local” functional central limit theorem for the empirical distribution function

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Assume $(X_i)_{i=1}^{\infty}$ is a sequence of i.i.d. real-valued random variables such that $\mathbb E[...

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### Feynman-Kac formula and time-ordering for vector bundles

Let $M$ be a compact Riemannian manifold and let $\mathrm{d}\mathbb{W}^{yx;T}(\gamma)$ denote the Brownian Bridge measure, i.e. the Wiener measure on the paths that travel from $x$ to $y$ in time $T$ (...

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### Infinitesimal generator and stationarity

The following question is bothering me. I think it is probably known but I cannot find any reference...
Let $(X_t)$, $(Y_t)$, $(Z_t)$ denote 3 Feller processes with respective infinitesimal ...

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### A problem on Markov chains and Dirichlet forms

Let $X$ be a countable set. Let $c:X\times X\to[0,+\infty)$ satisfy
$$c(x,y)=c(y,x)\text{ for all }x,y\in X,$$
$$m(x)=\sum_{y\in X}c(x,y)\in (0,+\infty)\text{ for all }x\in X,$$
$$c(x,x)=0\text{ for ...

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### Modify Process to a Semimartingale

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According to some difficulties, i decided to ask here again.
Given a filtered space $(\Omega, F,\mathcal{F}_{t})$ with rightcontinous filtration. We have a ...

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### Self-adjusting random walk

Let $X_t$ be a random process such that
\begin{eqnarray}
X_1 &=& 0\\
X_t &=& X_{t-1} + \left\{\begin{array}{ll}
A_t, & X_{t-1} \geq 0\\
B_t, & X_{t-1} < 0
\end{array}\...

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### A diagonalisation argument applied to density functions

There is a claim from a paper which I do not understand:
Let $D$ be a domain in $\mathbb{R}^d$. Let $(p^{\eta})_{\eta >0}$ be a family of densities for random variables on $(C[0,T], \mathbb{R}^...

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### Limit theorem : reproduce a proof with an adaption from discrete to continuous time

Im considering Theorem 5.2.2 in M. Sørensen "Exponential Families of stochastic processes".
The setup is as follows:
We have a Levy-Process $X_t$ fullfilling the CLT
\begin{align}
\sqrt{t}(X_t/t-E(...

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### How to calculate the PSD of a stochastic process

This question was asked on math.stackexchange about 2 months ago, but it hasn't been very successful in attracting answers yet, so I'm posting it here.
Say we have a stochastic process described by a ...

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### Find a square, stochastic matrix (w/ non-neg entries) of odd size, not a permutation matrix, with an eigenvalue other than 1 on the unit circle

...or prove that none exists.
Note that such a matrix M couldn't be primitive, so there would be at least one entry equal to zero in every power M^k (Perron-Frobenius theory).
Preferably the ...

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### A question about probabilistic graphical models

Say one is given a probabilistic graphical model and a cut of the underlying graph. Do we know any statements about when and how can one or many of the marginals (of the sources) or the conditionals (...

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### The necessary sufficient condition for recurrence of a Markovian random walk

Suppose $\sigma_{1},\sigma_{2},...$are i.i.d random variables.$S_{0}=0$. Define $S_{n}=S_{0}+\sum_{i=1}^{n}\sigma_{i}$, then ${S_{n}}$ is a Markovian random walk.
I want to figure out the necessary ...

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### Alternative to generic chaining bounds for a particular family of stochastic processes

Generic chaining provides a general but rather abstract framework to bound suprema of stochastic processes. In many applications, however, we know more about the expression of the stochastic process. ...

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### Limit (Convergence) of stopping times

Let $B=(B_t)_{0\le t\le T}$ be a continuous semi-martingale and $\mathbb F=(\mathcal F_t)_{0\le t\le T}$ be its natural filtration. Denote by $\mathcal C_b(\Omega\times \mathbb R_+)$ the space of ...

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### What is meant by local time of BM on the boundary $\partial D$?

I'm familiar with local time $L_t^a$ at level $a$ for a 1-D Brownian motion $B$. I'm reading this paper which talks about a 2D Brownian motion $B$ in a bounded domain $D$ that gets reflected when it ...

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### Brunett Derrida behaviour for the branching brownian motion with selection

In this paper Berard and Gouéré proved that for a binary branching random walk with selection of the N rightmost particles the cloud of particles moves asymptotically at a deterministic velocity $v_N$....

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### regularity of the conditional expectation: from Markov to Non-Markov

Let $B=(B_t)_{0\le t\le T}$ be a standard Brownian motion and $\mathbb F=(\mathcal F_t)_{0\le t\le T}$ be its natural filtration. Let $\xi=\xi(B)$ be a bounded measurable functional. Now let's ...

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### Do we have Karhunen–Loève expansion for White Noise?

Let $W$ be a random process (my White Noise) on $[-1,1]$ such that:
$W(t)$ is a normal random variable with mean $0$ and standard deviation $1$ for all $t \in [-1,1]$
$E(W(t)W(s)) = 0$ for all $t, s ...

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### Is there an easy way to convert a non-deterministic optimal policy to a deterministic optimal policy for a given MDP?

For a MDP (Markov Decision Process) is there an easy way to convert a non-deterministic optimal policy into a deterministic optimal policy?
The trivial way will take $O(|\mathcal{A}|^{|\mathcal{S}|}$...

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### Must rows of a transition matrix be distinct?

Is it true that for all continuous time Markov processes on a countable state space $S$, we have
all rows of the transition matrix $\mathbf{P}_t$ are distinct for all time $t\in[0,\infty)$ ?
This ...

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### Most visited vertex in a random walk with place dependent drift

Consider the following Markov chain on $\mathbb{Z}$:
$$
P(x,x+1)=1-P(x,x-1)=\frac{1}{2}+e^{-|x|}\cdot \mathbf{1}_{\{x\neq 0\}}
$$
Do there exist constants $c,C>0$ such that
$$
c\cdot P^t(z,z) \...

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### Are the elementary predictable processes dense in $L^2([M])$ for $M$ a local martingale?

The question is the one from the title. I know this is true when $M$ is an $L^2$ bounded martingale (which is often used in the classical approach to the construction of the stochastic integral) but I'...

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### Functional limit theorem under random change of time

FINAL EDIT: There is one main question left: According to the answer, we have choosen $\theta=1$ , where we could choose $0<\theta<\infty$ as we like. His this sufficient, if we regarde the ...

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### A problem about the quotient space of an extended Dirichlet space

Let $(\mathscr{E},\mathscr{F})$ be a recurrent Dirichlet form on $L^2(X;m)$ and $\mathscr{F}_e$ the corresponding extended Dirichlet space, then $1\in\mathscr{F}_e$ and $\mathscr{E}(1,1)=0$. Let ${\...

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### Expected visits to the origin by a symmetric random walk on the integers

Consider the first $2n$ steps of a simple random walk on the integers, starting at the origin. A simple binomial argument shows that regardless of $n$, the origin gets visited the most (in expectation)...

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### Extreme couplings

Let $X,Y$ be Polish spaces, and $\mu$ and $\nu$ are probability measures on $X$ and $Y$ respectively. We say that $M$ is a coupling of $\mu$ and $\nu$ if it is a probability measure on $X\times Y$, ...

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### Strong Markov vector-valued process from component strong Markov process and independence

I want to prove that if $X$ and $Y$ are (continuous time) independent strong markov $\mathbb{R}$-valued processes w.r.t. their natural filtrations $\mathcal{F}^X_t$ and $\mathcal{F}^Y_t$, that the ...

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### Bounds on Wasserstein (Kantorovich) distance

Let $X$ be a Polish space endowed with a bounded metric $\rho_X$. Let $\mu, \mu'$ be two probability measures, and $\kappa, \kappa'$ be two stochastic kernels on $X$. Assume that $\kappa, \kappa'$ are ...

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### Berry-Esseen bound for martingale sequence with varying and dependent variances

Let $(X_{1},\ldots,X_{k},\ldots)$ be a martingale difference sequence, i.e.
$$
E[X_{k}|\mathcal{F}_{k-1}] = 0
$$
where $\mathcal{F}_{k-1}$ is the $\sigma$-algebra filtration at $k-1$.
Let $\sigma_{...

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### Brownian motion increments

We know that if $W_t$ is a Brownian motion, $W_{t+t_0}-W_{t_0}$ is one too.
Does the "converse" holds : Let $t_0$ be a positive number. I have a Brownian motion $W_t$
and I seek another Brownian ...

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### Random Walk 2D with dependent weights [closed]

I have spent a lot of time trying to solve this problem but have had no luck so far! Any help would be highly appreciated!
Suppose I have a 3x3 grid as shown below.
(3,1) (3,2) (3,3)
(2,1) (2,2) (...

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### What's the best betting strategy to double money if we have $\delta$ advantage?

Suppose that I am very skilled in a gambling game, and any day that I bet $x$, I get back $2x$ with probability $\frac 12+\delta$ (and nothing with probability $\frac 12-\delta$). My goal is to double ...

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### Does the martingale property holds after changing filtration?

Let $\Omega$ be the space of continuous real-valued functions $\omega=(\omega_t)_{t\ge 0}$ starting at zero, i.e. $\omega_0=0$. Let $\Lambda=\Omega\times \mathbb R_+$ and denote by $\lambda=(\omega,\...

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### Characterisation of non-Gaussian stationary stochastic processes via auto-correlation functions

It is well-known that a centred stationary Gaussian stochastic process is characterised up to equivalence by its autocorrelation function.
Wiener, in his Time Series, makes the off-hand remark that ...

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### Construction of point process having same pair correlations as GUE

The distribution of the pair correlations of the eigenvalues of the GUE satisfies (in the limit, when being normalized appropriately)
$$
g(u) = 1 - \left(\frac{\sin(\pi u)}{\pi u}\right)^2 + \delta(u)....

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### Weighted global Holder property for Brownian motion paths

It is well-known that the Brownian motion (Wiener process) is almost sure locally $\alpha$-Holder for any $\alpha<1/2$. That is, with probability 1
$$
\sup_{t,s\in[0,1]}\frac{|W_t-W_s|}{|t-s|^{\...

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### Brownian motion - probability of striking a sphere in $\mathbb{R}^n$ (a clarification)

This is primarily in reference to this question on MO. Serguei Popov's answer gives an explicit formula for the probability of a Brownian particle starting at the origin in $\mathbb{R}^n$ hitting the ...

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### Special random variables and monotone class theorem

I am currently reading a proof where the $\pi-\lambda$ Lemma and the monotone class theorem are applied to show a certain property for bounded random variables. The author of the book always shows the ...

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### Processes with the same finite dimensional distributions as the solutions to SDEs

Consider a sequence of stochastic processes $\{\tilde{x}^n\}$, $\tilde{x}^n = \tilde{x}^n_t(\omega)$, and Brownian motions $\{\tilde{w}^n\}$. Suppose that for each $\tilde{x}^n$ solves the stochastic ...

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### Brownian motion - probability of hitting an open subset of the sphere

Consider a Brownian particle in $\mathbb{R}^n$, starting at the origin. Let $\mathbb{P}_t(A)$ be the probability of the particle striking $A \subset S^{n - 1}$ within time $t$, where $A = \{ (x_1, x_2,...

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### Some problems about symmetric convolution semigroup on the unit circle

These are problems from Example 1.4.2 of Fukushima's book "Dirichlet forms and symmetric Markov processes".
Let $\Lambda$ be the set of all real sequences $\left\{\lambda_n\right\}_{n\in\mathbf{Z}}$ ...

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### Transition probabilities for the symmetric random walk on the integers

I found that most references for the symmetric random walk on the integers are for the discrete time case, i.e. the ones that gives us explicit transition probabilities. Now, I am looking at a random ...

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### Supremum of a martingale

Let $(X_n)$ be a martingale. What can be said about the distribution of its maximum over a window of fixed length:
$$M_n = \max_{n-10 \leq k \leq n} X_k$$ or about the "range" over a window:
$$R_n = \...

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### Linking Wasserstein and total variation distances

I seek to bound the total-variation distance between two probability measures $p_1$ and $p_2$. It is extremely easy to build a parameter space where $p_1$ and $p_2$ are the marginals of some joint ...

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### A question on improper Itô integrals and semimartingales

I am reading the article given in http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-1-4614-5906-4_24#page-1. I have the following two questions:
In which setting does one define improper integrals with ...

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### Does a theory of stochastic differential algebras exist?

My question is motivated primarily by finance, where a non-technical student will learn how to approach SDEs using the symbolic manipulation of Itô calculus and the few basic rules of Brownian motion, ...

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### Circular process ergodic?

Let us define a continuous-time Markov process on a circle consisting of $m-$ equally spaced points, i.e. every point has two neighbours.
Now, we define a space of functions $S:= \{-1,1\}^{\{1,...,m\}...

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### Weak convergence of process

Background:
I am trying to compute the weak limit of the following model from mathematical biology that is supposed to exist:
Let $$L(f)(\eta)= \sum_{x \in \mathbb{Z}}\frac{1}{2}\left(1_{\eta(x+1) \...

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### Malliavin differentiability of solutions to SDEs

In Bass's book on Diffusions and Elliptic Operators, the author gives a brief introduction into Malliavin Calculus. He calls a functional $F:C([0,1],\mathbb{R})\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ $L^p-$smooth if ...

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### Carre du Champ, Subunit Paths and CC-metrics

Let the operator $L$ be given by $Lf(x):=\nabla\cdot (A\nabla f(x))$, where $f:\mathbb{R}^d\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ belongs to a suitable class of functions $\mathcal{A}$. The carre du champ operator $\...