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Positive definite functions on spheres: the matricial and parametrical versions

Grant number: 14/14380-2
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2014
Effective date (End): July 31, 2017
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Mathematics - Analysis
Cooperation agreement: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal researcher:Valdir Antonio Menegatto
Grantee:Rafaela Neves Bonfim
Home Institution: Instituto de Ciências Matemáticas e de Computação (ICMC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil


This project seeks characterizations for positive definite and stritcly positive definite isotropic matrix-valued functions on (real and complex) spheres and other manifolds, similar to the classical characterization obtained by I. J. Schoenberg in the forties for scalar positive definite and stritcly positive definite isotropic functions on spheres.\ In the strict case the investigation may consider connections between results involving different dimensions. The project also intends to cover a bifurcation into scalar positive definite and strictly positive definite functions on sphere that depend upon parameters, as previously investigated by O. Musin in the late nineties. (AU)

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Scientific publications
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BONFIM, RAFAELA N.; GUELLA, JEAN C.; MENEGATTO, VALDIR A.. Strictly Positive Definite Functions on Compact Two-Point Homogeneous Spaces: the Product Alternative. Symmetry Integrability and Geometry-Methods and Applications, v. 14, . (16/09906-0, 14/14380-2)
BONFIM, RAFAELA N.; MENEGATTO, VALDIR A.. Strict positive definiteness of multivariate covariance functions on compact two-point homogeneous spaces. JOURNAL OF MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS, v. 152, p. 237-248, . (14/14380-2, 14/00277-5)
Academic Publications
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BONFIM, Rafaela Neves. Positive definite and isotropic kernels on compact two-point homogeneous spaces. 2017. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Ciências Matemáticas e de Computação (ICMC/SB) São Carlos.

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