Witsenhausen's counterexample: A view from optimal transport theory

Yihong Wu, Sergio Verdú

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Abstract

We formulate Witsenhausen's decentralized stochastic control setup as an optimization problem involving the quadratic Wasserstein distance and the minimum mean-square error. Classical results are recovered as immediate consequences of transport-theoretic properties. New results and bounds on the optimal cost are also obtained. In particular, we show that the optimal controller is a strictly increasing function with a real analytic left inverse.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2011 50th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference, CDC-ECC 2011
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages5732-5737
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781612848006
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Event2011 50th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference, CDC-ECC 2011 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Dec 12 2011Dec 15 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
ISSN (Print)0743-1546
ISSN (Electronic)2576-2370

Other

Other2011 50th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference, CDC-ECC 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period12/12/1112/15/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Control and Optimization

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