On the measure of Voronoi cells

Luc Devroye, L. Györfi, Gábor Lugosi, Harro Walk

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We study the measure of a typical cell in a Voronoi tessellation defined by n independent random points X 1,.., X n drawn from an absolutely continuous probability measure μ with density f in Rd. We prove that the asymptotic distribution of the measure-with respect to dμ = f(x)dx-of the cell containing X 1 given X 1 = x is independent of x and the density f. We determine all moments of the asymptotic distribution and show that the distribution becomes more concentrated as d becomes large. In particular, we show that the variance converges to 0 exponentially fast in d. We also obtain a bound independent of the density for the rate of convergence of the diameter of a typical Voronoi cell.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)394-408
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Applied Probability
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2017



  • Random pointset
  • stochastic geometry
  • Voronoi tessellation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Mathematics(all)
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty

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