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Stefan Horst Sommer

Stefan Horst Sommer

Assistant professor

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For full-text papers, please see my profile at ResearchGate


  • August 2016: Our paper Modelling Anisotropic Covariance using Stochastic Development and Sub-Riemannian Frame Bundle Geometry was accepted for publication in Journal of Geometric Mechanics.
  • August 2016: The Workshop on Geometry and Stochastics of Nonlinear, Functional and Graph Data is running on Bornholm gathering world class researchers in non-linear statistics, functional data analysis, and random topology and graphs. The workshop that is organized by Eva Vedel Jensen, Aasa Feragen and Stefan Sommer is part of the activities of the CSGB centre supported by the Villum foundation. See also!/
  • July, 2016: I presented joint work with Alexis Arnaudon and Darryl Holm, Imperial College London, on stochastics on large deformations, estimation and Brownian bridge simulation at IMS, National University of Singapore, see .
  • Jan. 2016: ForskEL has funded the project Security Assessment of Renewable Power Systems (13,5 mill.) The project will be lead by Hjörtur Jóhannsson, DTU. Stefan Sommer will serve as leader of WP4, scientific coordinator, and member of the project management team.
  • Dec. 2015: I have joined the editorial board of the Journal of Mathematical Imaging and Vision (JMIV) as associate editor.
  • Nov. 2015: The Proceedings of Math on the Rocks shape analysis workshop in Grundsund, 2015 (co-edited with Klas Modin) are now online.
  • July 2015: Stefan Sommer was awarded an Honourable Mention at the Information Processing in Medical Imaging (IPMI) 2015 conference for his paper Anisotropic Distributions on Manifolds: Template Estimation and Most Probable Paths and corresponding talk. See also DIKU news.

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Primary fields of research

My research focus is on modeling and statisttics of non-linear data with application to shape spaces, functional data analysis, and image registration. This includes foundational and algorithmic aspects of statistics on manifold valued data, and computational modeling and statistical analysis of deformations occuring in computational anatomy.

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