We propose a numerical method for solving high dimensional fully nonlinear partial diﬀerential equations (PDEs). Our algorithm estimates simultaneously by backward time induction the solution and its gradient by multi-layer neural networks, through a sequence of learning problems obtained from the minimization of suitable quadratic loss functions and training simulations. This methodology extends to the fully non-linear case the approach recently proposed in [HPW19] for semi-linear PDEs. Numerical tests illustrate the performance and accuracy of our method on several examples in high dimension with nonlinearity on the Hessian term including a linear quadratic control problem with control on the diﬀusion coeﬃcient.
19 December 2019