Stochastic Convergence of Regularized Solutions and Their Finite Element Approximations to Inverse Source Problems (Zhiming Chen, Wenlong Zhang, Jun Zou)


In this work, we investigate the regularized solutions and their finite element solutions to the inverse source problems governed by partial differential equations, and we establish the stochastic convergence and optimal finite element convergence rates of these solutions under pointwise measurement data with random noise. The regularization error estimates and the finite element error estimates are derived with explicit dependence on the noise level, regularization parameter, mesh size, and time step size, which can guide practical choices among these key parameters in real applications. The error estimates also suggest an iterative algorithm for determining an optimal regularization parameter. Numerical experiments are presented to demonstrate the effectiveness of the analytical results.



SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis, Vol. 60, Iss. 210, pp: 751-780.



Zhiming Chen

LSEC, Institute of Computational Mathematics, Academy of Mathematics and System Sciences and School of Mathematical Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, People's Republic of China



Wenlong Zhang

Department of Mathematics, Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, People's Republic of China



Jun Zou

Department of Mathematics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong