Table of Contents

Introduction.
Statistical models of shape and appearance.
Establishing correspondence.
Objective functions.
Re-parameterisation of open and closed curves.
Parameterisation and re-parameterisation of surfaces.
Optimisation.
Non-parametric regularization.
Evaluation of statistical models.
Appendix A: Thin-plate and clamped-plate splines.
Appendix B: Differentiating the objective function.