In the framework of shape constrained estimation, we review methods and works done in convex set estimation. These methods mostly build on stochastic and convex geometry, empirical process theory, functional analysis, linear programming, extreme value theory, etc. The statistical problems that we review include density support estimation, estimation of the level sets of densities or depth functions, nonparametric regression, etc. We focus on the estimation of convex sets under the Nikodym and Hausdorff metrics, which require different techniques and, quite surprisingly, lead to very different results, in particular in density support estimation. Finally, we discuss computational issues in high dimensions.
"Methods for Estimation of Convex Sets." Statist. Sci. 33 (4) 615 - 632, November 2018. https://doi.org/10.1214/18-STS669