Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Stochastic approximation methods have been widely used in random processes with reinforcement. Applications include root approximation algorithm, interacting urn models, and continuous reinforced processes. Emphasis is on the establishment of a so-called opinion broadcasting model, with the proof of an asymptotic result for such process using the idea of some stochastic approximation method.
Chen, Chenchao, "Opinion Broadcasting Model" (2018). Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations. 3062.