Imperial College London

Professor Yiannis Demiris

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Professor of Human-Centred Robotics, Head of ISN



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1014Electrical EngineeringSouth Kensington Campus






BibTex format

author = {Chatzis, SP and Korkinof, D and Demiris, Y},
doi = {10.1007/978-3-642-33409-2_35},
pages = {337--346},
publisher = {Springer},
title = {A Spatially-Constrained Normalized Gamma Process for Data Clustering},
url = {},
year = {2012}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - In this work, we propose a novel nonparametric Bayesian method for clustering of data with spatial interdependencies. Specifically, we devise a novel normalized Gamma process, regulated by a simplified (pointwise) Markov random field (Gibbsian) distribution with a countably infinite number of states. As a result of its construction, the proposed model allows for introducing spatial dependencies in the clustering mechanics of the normalized Gamma process, thus yielding a novel nonparametric Bayesian method for spatial data clustering. We derive an efficient truncated variational Bayesian algorithm for model inference. We examine the efficacy of our approach by considering an image segmentation application using a real-world dataset. We show that our approach outperforms related methods from the field of Bayesian nonparametrics, including the infinite hidden Markov random field model, and the Dirichlet process prior.
AU - Chatzis,SP
AU - Korkinof,D
AU - Demiris,Y
DO - 10.1007/978-3-642-33409-2_35
EP - 346
PB - Springer
PY - 2012///
SP - 337
TI - A Spatially-Constrained Normalized Gamma Process for Data Clustering
UR -
ER -