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Continuous-time Importance Sampling for Multivariate Diffusions

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Inference for multivariate diffusion processes is challenging due to the intractability of the dynamics of the process. Most methods rely on high frequency imputation and discrete-time approximations of the continuous-time model, leading to biased inference. Recently, methods that are able to perform inference for univariate diffusions which avoid time-discretisation errors have been developed. However these approaches cannot be applied to general multivariate diffusions.

Here we present a novel, continuous-time Importance Sampling method that enables inference for general continuous-time Markov processes whilst avoiding time-discretisation errors. The method can be derived as a limiting case of a discrete-time sequential importance sampler, and uses ideas from random-weight particle filters, retrospective sampling and Rao-Blackwellisation.

Joint work with Gareth Roberts, Giorgos Sermaidis and Krys Latuszynski.

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