We consider a general class of stochastic optimal control problems, where the state process lives in a real separable Hilbert space and is driven by a cylindrical Brownian motion and a Poisson random measure; no special structure is imposed on the coefficients, which are also allowed to be path-dependent; in addition, the diffusion coefficient can be degenerate. For such a class of stochastic control problems, we prove, by means of purely probabilistic techniques based on the so-called randomization method, that the value of the control problem admits a probabilistic representation formula (known as non-linear Feynman-Kac formula) in terms of a suitable backward stochastic differential equation. This probabilistic representation considerably extends current results in the literature on the infinite-dimensional case, and it is also relevant in finite dimension. Such a representation allows to show, in the non-path-dependent (or Markovian) case, that the value function satisfies the so-called randomized dynamic programming principle. As a consequence, we are able to prove that the value function is a viscosity solution of the corresponding Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman equation, which turns out to be a second-order fully non-linear integro-differential equation in Hilbert space.

BSDE representation and randomized dynamic programming principle for stochastic control problems of infinite-dimensional jump-diffusions / E. Bandini, F. Confortola, A. Cosso. - In: ELECTRONIC JOURNAL OF PROBABILITY. - ISSN 1083-6489. - 24:(2019), pp. 81.1-81.37. [10.1214/19-EJP333]

BSDE representation and randomized dynamic programming principle for stochastic control problems of infinite-dimensional jump-diffusions

A. Cosso
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2019

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We consider a general class of stochastic optimal control problems, where the state process lives in a real separable Hilbert space and is driven by a cylindrical Brownian motion and a Poisson random measure; no special structure is imposed on the coefficients, which are also allowed to be path-dependent; in addition, the diffusion coefficient can be degenerate. For such a class of stochastic control problems, we prove, by means of purely probabilistic techniques based on the so-called randomization method, that the value of the control problem admits a probabilistic representation formula (known as non-linear Feynman-Kac formula) in terms of a suitable backward stochastic differential equation. This probabilistic representation considerably extends current results in the literature on the infinite-dimensional case, and it is also relevant in finite dimension. Such a representation allows to show, in the non-path-dependent (or Markovian) case, that the value function satisfies the so-called randomized dynamic programming principle. As a consequence, we are able to prove that the value function is a viscosity solution of the corresponding Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman equation, which turns out to be a second-order fully non-linear integro-differential equation in Hilbert space.
backward stochastic differential equations; infinite-dimensional path-dependent controlled SDEs; randomization method; viscosity solutions
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