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Surface area and volume of excursion sets observed on point cloud based polytopic tessellations

Abstract : The excursion set of a C2 smooth random field carries relevant information in its various geometric measures. From a computational viewpoint, one never has access to the continuous observation of the excursion set, but rather to observations at discrete points in space. It has been reported that for specific regular lattices of points in dimensions 2 and 3, the usual estimate of the surface area of the excursions remains biased even when the lattice becomes dense in the domain of observation. In the present work, under the key assumptions of stationarity and isotropy, we demonstrate that this limiting bias is invariant to the locations of the observation points. Indeed, we identify an explicit formula for the bias, showing that it only depends on the spatial dimension d. This enables us to define an unbiased estimator for the surface area of excursion sets that are approximated by general tessellations of polytopes in Rd , including Poisson-Voronoi tessellations. We also establish a joint central limit theorem for the surface area and volume estimates of excursion sets observed over hypercubic lattices.
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Submitted on : Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - 12:20:19 PM
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Ryan Cotsakis, Elena Di Bernardino, Céline Duval. Surface area and volume of excursion sets observed on point cloud based polytopic tessellations. 2022. ⟨hal-03782649⟩



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