Computational & Applied Math Seminar

Learning prediction function of prior measures for statistical inverse problems

  • Speaker: Junxiong Jia(Xi'an Jiaotong University)

  • Time: Jun 17, 2024, 14:00-15:00

  • Location: Tencent Meeting ID: 993 769 354( Password:0617 )


The statistical inverse problems of partial differential equations (PDEs) can be seen as the PDE-constrained regression problem. From this perspective, we propose general generalization bounds for learning infinite-dimensionally defined prior measures in the style of the probability approximately correct Bayesian learning theory. The theoretical framework is rigorously defined on infinite-dimensional separable function space, which makes the theories intimately connected to the usual infinite-dimensional Bayesian inverse approach. Inspired by the concept of differential privacy, a generalized condition has been proposed, which allows the learned prior measures to depend on the measured data. After illustrating the general theories, the specific settings of linear and nonlinear problems have been given and can be easily casted into our general theories to obtain concrete generalization bounds. Based on the obtained generalization bounds, infinite-dimensionally well-defined practical algorithms are formulated.