A nonparametric theory of statistics on manifolds

Rabi Bhattacharya

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An expository account of the recent theory of nonparametric inference on manifolds is presented here, with outlines of proofs and examples. Much of the theory centers around Fréchet means; but functional estimation and classification methods using nonparametric Bayes theory are also indicated. Applications in paleomagnetism, morphometrics and medical diagnostics illustrate the theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLimit Theorems in Probability, Statistics and Number Theory
Subtitle of host publicationIn Honor of Friedrich Gotze
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Number of pages33
ISBN (Print)9783642360671
StatePublished - 2013

Publication series

NameSpringer Proceedings in Mathematics and Statistics
ISSN (Print)2194-1009
ISSN (Electronic)2194-1017


  • Fréchet mean
  • extrinsic inference
  • intrinsic inference
  • shape spaces

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Mathematics


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