Clustering is an important unsupervised classification technique where a number of data points are grouped into clusters such that points belonging to the same cluster are similar in some sense and points belonging to different clusters are dissimilar in the same sense. Cluster analysis is a complex problem as a variety of similarity and dissimilarity measures exist in the literature. This is the first book dedicated to clustering using symmetry as a similarity measure with extensive real-world applications in data mining, remote sensing imaging, MR brain imaging, gene expression data analysis, and face detection. The book will be useful to graduate students and researchers in computer science, electrical engineering, system science, and information techlogy, both as a text and as a reference book. It will also be useful to researchers and practitioners in industry working in pattern recognition, data mining, soft computing, bioinformatics, remote sensing and MR brain imaging.
Prof. Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay has many years of experience in the development of soft computing techniques. Among other awards and positions, she has received senior researcher Humboldt Fellowships, and she is a regular visitor to the DKFZ (German Cancer Research Centre) and to European and North American universities, collaborating in multidisciplinary teams on applications in the areas of computational biology and bioinformatics. Among other awards Prof. Bandyopadhyay received the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in Engineering Sciences in 2010, she is a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences of India and she is a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering. Dr. Sriparna Saha is an assistant professor in the Indian Institute of Technology Patna. Among her positions and awards, she was a postdoctoral researcher in Trento and in Heidelberg, and she received the Google India Women in Engineering Award in 2008. Her research interests include multiobjective optimization, evolutionary computation, clustering, and pattern recognition.
Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay, Sriparna Saha
Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
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