—Suppose there is a need to swiftly navigate through a spatial arrangement of possibly forbidden regions, with each region marked with the probability that it is, indeed, forbidden. In close proximity to any of these regions, you have the dynamic capability of disambiguating the region and learning for certain whether or not the region is forbidden—only in… (More)
In this paper we exhibit, under suitable conditions, a neat relationship between the Moore–Penrose generalized inverse of a sum of two matrices and the Moore–Penrose generalized inverses of the individual terms. We include an application to the parallel sum of matrices.
Graph matching-aligning a pair of graphs to minimize their edge disagreements-has received wide-spread attention from both theoretical and applied communities over the past several decades, including combinatorics, computer vision, and connectomics. Its attention can be partially attributed to its computational difficulty. Although many heuristics have… (More)
The human cerebral cortex is topologically equivalent to a sphere when it is viewed as closed at the brain stem. Due to noise and/or resolution issues, magnetic resonance imaging may see "handles" that need to be eliminated to reflect the true spherical topology. Shattuck and Leahy present an algorithm to correct such an image. The basis for their… (More)
We present a parallelized bijective graph matching algorithm that leverages seeds and is designed to match very large graphs. Our algorithm combines spectral graph embedding with existing state-of-the-art seeded graph matching procedures. We justify our approach by proving that modestly correlated, large stochastic block model random graphs are correctly… (More)
The spherical homeomorphism conjecture, proposed by Shattuck and Leahy in 2001, serves as the backbone of their algorithm to correct the topology of magnetic resonance images of the human cerebral cortex. Using a canonical image-thickening technique and the authors' previously proven "spherical homeomorphism theorem for surfaces," we formulate and prove a… (More)
Graph matching (GM)—the process of finding an optimal permutation of the vertices of one graph to minimize adjacency disagreements with the vertices of another—is rapidly becoming an increasingly important computational problem, arising in fields ranging from machine vision to neuroscience. Because GM is N P-hard, exact algorithms are unsuitable for today's… (More)
Quadratic assignment problems arise in a wide variety of domains, spanning operations research, graph theory, computer vision, and neuroscience, to name a few. The graph matching problem is a special case of the quadratic assignment problem, and graph matching is increasingly important as graph-valued data is becoming more prominent. With the aim of… (More)