Yasmin Kalhor

Financial Engineering
Cohort 2022
HEC Montréal

Program of study

Financial Engineering


HEC Montréal

Academic degree


About me

I am a second-year student at MSc for Financial Engineering at HEC Montréal. My Bachelor’s was in Applied Mathematics (major focus on Financial Mathematics) and Industrial Engineering (my minor) with Dean's Honours from Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic). My areas of interest are Mathematical Finance, Econometrics, and Machine Learning Methods in Finance.


A reduced-order model based on cubic B-spline basis function and SSP Runge–Kutta procedure to investigate option pricing under jump-diffusion models

The purpose of this research is to develop a numerical method that can be used to deal with option pricing in jump-diffusion models. The proposed model is made up of a backward partial integro-differential equation with diffusion and advection factors. For the first and second order derivatives, the pseudo-spectral technique is used in conjunction with cubic B-spline functions. As a consequence, the first- and second-order derivative matrices are constructed, and an ODE system is created. Second-order Strong Stability Preserved Runge–Kutta (SSP) procedure is used to solve the ODE problem. According to what has been stated, the main model falls under the advection–diffusion classification. As a result, in order to reach the ultimate time, we need to increase both the number of collocations and the number of time steps in order to improve our results. That is why the final algebraic system of equations has been condensed using a technique known as proper orthogonal decomposition (POD). The POD-cubic B-Spline (POD-CB-S) function collocation approach can be used to describe this numerical procedure. Finally, a number of test cases are conducted to demonstrate the proposed method’s efficiency and accuracy.

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