Texts and Readings in Mathematics

Stochastic Approximation: A Dynamical Systems View Point(2/e)
Vivek S. Borkar

trim48 newThis book gives a comprehensive treatment of stochastic approximation algorithms using their differential equation limits, which lays bare its dynamical aspects. Highlights of the book include a streamlined treatment of classical results such as the analysis of asymptotic behavior for decreasing and constant stepsizes and the functional central limit theorem, and inclusion of several important extensions and recent developments such as concentration bounds, avoidance of traps, stability tests, asynchronous implementations, differential inclusion limits, multiple time scales, and general noise models. In addition, major applications are surveyed category-wise, with special focus on stochastic gradient descent.

The book will be a valuable resource to students, researchers, and practitioners in statistics, applied probability, control and communication engineering, operations research, machine learning, and economic models.
1 Introduction
2 Convergence Analysis
3 Finite time bounds and traps
4 Stability Criteria
5 Stochastic Recursive Inclusions
6 Asynchronous Schemes
7 A Limit Theorem for Fluctuations
8 Multiple Timescales
9 Constant Stepsize Algorithms
10 General noise models
11 Stochastic Gradient Schemes
12 Liapunov and Related Systems
13 Topics in Analysis
14 Ordinary Differential Equations
15 Topics in Probability

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2022; 270 pp; Hardcover, 9788195196111, Price: INR 680.00