# Shahar Kovalsky : Shape Matching and Mapping using Semidefinite Programming

Geometric problems - such as finding corresponding points over a collection of shapes, or computing shape deformation under geometric constraints - pose various computational challenges. I will show that despite the very different nature of these two highly non-convex problems, Semidefinite Programming (SDP) can be leveraged to provide a tight convex approximation in both cases. A different approach is used for each problem, demonstrating the versatility of SDP: (i) For establishing point correspondences between shapes, we devise an SDP relaxation. I will show it is a hybrid of the popular spectral and doubly-stochastic relaxations, and is in fact tighter than both. (ii) For the computation of piecewise-linear mappings, we introduce a family of maximal SDP restrictions. Solving a sequence of such SDPs enables the optimization of functionals and constraints expressed in terms of singular values, which naturally model various geometry processing problems.

**Category**: Applied Math and Analysis**Duration**: 01:14:46**Date**: December 7, 2015 at 11:55 AM**Views**: 98-
**Tags:**seminar, Applied Math And Analysis Seminar

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