Stochastic Geometry: Likelihood and Computation

1st Edition

Wilfrid S. Kendall, M.N.M. van Lieshout

Chapman and Hall/CRC
Published October 20, 1998
Reference - 408 Pages
ISBN 9780849303968 - CAT# C0396
Series: Chapman & Hall/CRC Monographs on Statistics and Applied Probability

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Summary

Stochastic geometry involves the study of random geometric structures, and blends geometric, probabilistic, and statistical methods to provide powerful techniques for modeling and analysis. Recent developments in computational statistical analysis, particularly Markov chain Monte Carlo, have enormously extended the range of feasible applications. Stochastic Geometry: Likelihood and Computation provides a coordinated collection of chapters on important aspects of the rapidly developing field of stochastic geometry, including:
o a "crash-course" introduction to key stochastic geometry themes
o considerations of geometric sampling bias issues
o tesselations
o shape
o random sets
o image analysis
o spectacular advances in likelihood-based inference now available to stochastic geometry through the techniques of Markov chain Monte Carlo