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Spatiotemporal modeling from longitudinal data

Longitudinal data sets are collected to capture variable temporal phenomena, which may be due to ageing or disease progression for instance. They consist in the observation of several individuals, each of them being observed at multiple points in time. The statistical exploitation of such data sets is notably difficult since data of each individual follow a different trajectory of changes and at its own pace. This difficulty is further increased if observations take the form of structured data like images or measurements distributed at the nodes of a mesh, and if the measurements themselves are normalized data or positive definite matrices for which usual linear operations are not defined. We aim to develop a theoretical and algorithmic framework for learning typical trajectories from longitudinal data sets. This framework is built on tools from Riemannian geometry to describe trajectories of changes for any kind of data and their variability within a group both in terms of the direction of the trajectories and pace.