Estimating the Average of a Lipschitz-Continuous Function from One Sample

  title={Estimating the Average of a Lipschitz-Continuous Function from One Sample},
  author={Abhimanyu Das and David Kempe},
We study the problem of estimating the average of a Lipschitz continuous function f defined over a metric space, by querying f at only a single point. More specifically, we explore the role of randomness in drawing this sample. Our goal is to find a distribution minimizing the expected estimation error against an adversarially chosen Lipschitz continuous function. Our work falls into the broad class of estimating aggregate statistics of a function from a small number of carefully chosen samples… 


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    2008 International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (ipsn 2008)
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