"Deep Signature Algorithm for Multi-Dimensional Path-Dependent Options" by Zhaoyu Zhang (UCLA)

Event Date: 

Monday, April 15, 2024 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Event Location: 

  • Sobel seminar room (South Hall 5607F)

Research seminar by Dr. Zhaoyu Zhang, Hedrick Assistant Adjunct Professor (Dept of Mathematics, UCLA)

Title: Deep Signature Algorithm for Multi-Dimensional Path-Dependent Options

Abstract: In this work, we study the deep signature algorithms for path-dependent options. We extend the backward scheme for state-dependent FBSDEs with reflections to path-dependent FBSDEs with reflections, by adding the signature layer to the backward scheme. Our algorithm applies to both European and American type option pricing problems while the payoff function depends on the whole paths of the underlying forward stock process. We prove the convergence analysis of our numerical algorithm with explicit dependence on the truncation order of the signature and the neural network approximation errors. Numerical examples for the algorithm are provided including: Amerasian option under the Black-Scholes model, American option with a path-dependent geometric mean payoff function, and the Shiryaev’s optimal stopping problem.

This is a joint work with Erhan Bayraktar, and Qi Feng.