Recent Advances in Unlabelled Shape Analysis

Wednesday, April 5, 2006 - 9:00am - 10:00am
EE/CS 3-180
Kanti Mardia (University of Leeds)
We discuss some new statistical methods for matching configurations of
points in space where the points are either unlabelled or have at most
a partial labelling constraining the match. The aim is to draw
simultaneous inference about the matching and the transformation.
Various questions arise: how to incorporate concommitant information?
How to simulate realistic configurations? What are the implementation
issues? What is the effect of multiple comparisons when a large data
base is used?, and so on. Applications to protein bioinformatics, and
image analysis will be described. We will also discuss some open
problems and suggest directions for future work.
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