# The geometry and curvature of shape spaces

@inproceedings{Mumford2012TheGA, title={The geometry and curvature of shape spaces}, author={David Mumford}, year={2012} }

The idea that the set of all smooth submanifolds of a fixed ambient finite dimensional differentiable manifold forms a manifold in its own right, albeit one of infinite dimension, goes back to Riemann. We quote his quite amazing Habilitatsionschrift:
There are, however, manifolds in which the fixing of position requires not a finite number but either an infinite series or a continuous manifold of determinations of quantity. Such manifolds are constituted for example by the possible shapes of a…

## 4 Citations

Consistent Curvature Approximation on Riemannian Shape Spaces

- Mathematics, Computer ScienceArXiv
- 2019

The variational time discretization of geodesic calculus presented in Rumpf and Wirth (2015) is extended and first and second order consistency are proven for the approximations of the covariant derivative and the curvature tensor.

Matrix-valued kernels for shape deformation analysis

- Mathematics
- 2013

The main purpose of this paper is providing a systematic study and classification of non-scalar kernels for Reproducing Kernel Hilbert Spaces (RKHS), to be used in the analysis of deformation in…

Hypoelliptic Diffusion Maps I: Tangent Bundles

- Mathematics
- 2015

We introduce the concept of Hypoelliptic Diffusion Maps (HDM), a framework generalizing Diffusion Maps in the context of manifold learning and dimensionality reduction. Standard non-linear…

Hypoelliptic Diffusion Maps and Their Applications in Automated Geometric Morphometrics

- Mathematics
- 2015

Hypoelliptic Diffusion Maps and Their Applications in Automated Geometric Morphometrics by Tingran Gao Department of Mathematics Duke University Date: Approved: Ingrid Daubechies, Supervisor Mauro…

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This paper presents an efficient method for computing the unique shortest path, the geodesic of shape morphing between each two end-point shapes, and shows how the group of diffeomorphisms of S1 acts as a group of isometries on the space of shapes and can be used to define shape transformations, like for instance ‘adding a protruding limb’ to any shape.

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