We present an algorithm for variance-reduced Monte Carlo estimates of the expected cost-to-go used in the stochastic model predictive control of Markov jump processes. Specifically, we extend previous work on antithetic stochastic simulation of Markov chains with a finite number of reaction classes to the approximate computation of an expected cost function of a controlled process. In the presence of strict constraints on number of available Monte Carlo samples, we demonstrate significant reduction in the number of Monte Carlo simulations required to achieve a particular cost, including a factor of two reduction in the small resource limit, for a simplified, nonlinear chemical reaction model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 American Control Conference, ACC 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781467386821
StatePublished - Jul 28 2016
Event2016 American Control Conference, ACC 2016 - Boston, United States
Duration: Jul 6 2016Jul 8 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of the American Control Conference
ISSN (Print)0743-1619


Other2016 American Control Conference, ACC 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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