School Seminars and Colloquia

OODA of Tree-Structured Data Objects

Statistics Seminar

by J. S. Marron

Institution: University of North Carolina
Date: Mon 27th June 2011
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Room 213 Richard Berry Building, University of Melbourne

Abstract: The field of Object Oriented Data Analysis has made a lot of progress on the statistical analysis of the variation in populations of complex objects. A particularly challenging example of this type is populations of tree-structured objects. Deep challenges arise, which involve a marriage of ideas from statistics, geometry, and numerical analysis, because the space of trees is strongly non-Euclidean in nature. These challenges, together with three completely different approaches to addressing them, are illustrated using a real data example, where each data point is the tree of blood arteries in one person's brain.

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