Geometry of curves in time series and shape analysis

August 11 - 14, 2020
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences

Multidimensional sequential data appears both in time series analysis, representing a process evolving in time, and in shape analysis, representating the boundary of an object. Extracting geometric features of, and detecting symmetries in, such data is useful in their mathematical analysis and in improving the efficiency of machine learning algorithms. In recent years, both the iterated-integral signature and the moving frame method have been successfully used in this endeavor. They both provide geometrically relevant representations of sequential data, and have been used in applications ranging from mathematical finance to computer vision.

The aim of this virtual workshop is to showcase the recent applications of these mathematical tools in data science. Introductory talks on the iterated-integrals signature and the moving frame method will provide a common language for the research presentations on current applications. The recent connection of the two communities with commutative algebra and computational algebraic tools, make the MPI for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig, an attractive place to host the meeting. Additionally there will be a special session on evolutionary anthropology and image analysis with researchers from the MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig.

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Important: The links to the virtual events will be made available via email to the registered participants or the MPI MiS Zulip server. To attend any of the events please register for the conference. Registration is free. If you have any questions or have trouble gaining access, feel free to email Michael Ruddy.

Date and Location

August 11 - 14, 2020
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
Virtual event - Videobroadcast

Scientific Organizers

Joscha Diehl
University of Greifswald

Michael Ruddy
MPI for Mathematics in the Sciences

Max von Renesse
Leipzig University

Administrative Contact

Saskia Gutzschebauch
MPI für Mathematik in den Naturwissenschaften
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31.08.2020, 19:58