Monte Carlo simulation techniques

Master Thesis researching the possibilty to create a general monte carlo simulation framework using low discrepancy sequences. Standard Monte Carlo requires a large number of trials and is therefore slow. To speed up the process there exist different variance reduction techniques and also Quasi Monte Carlo simulation, where deterministic numbers (low discrepancy sequences) is used instead of random. The thesis investigated the variance reduction techniques; control variate technique, antithetic variate technique, and the low discrepancy sequences; Sobol, Faure and Halton.