Sparse Statistical Shape Modelling
The provided code is based on the work by A. Gooya et al.  which proposes a Gaussian mixture model based approach to training statistical shape models (SSMs). The novel feature of the proposed approach is the application of a symmetric Dirichlet prior on the mixture coefficients to enforce sparsity and search over a continuous space for the optimal number of Gaussian components, to address the common issue of over or under-fitting. Additionally, we provide code to reconstruct surfaces from the unstructured point sets generated, following SSM training.