TT8001 - Statistical Pattern Recognition


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Oral examination 100/100

Course content

The course is lectured biannually, next time spring 2018.

The course deals with statistical methods for classification and clustering.

Within classification focus is set on Bayesian theory, parametric and non-parametric techniques, different estimation methods, distortion measures, linear and nonlinear classifiers including deep neural networks, different classifier structures, static and dynamic problems, generalization, etc.

Within clustering focus is set upon hierarchical methods, classical algorithms like K-means, newer techniques like fuzzy and competitive methods, latent semantic analysis, etc. Further, choice of distortion measures and optimization criteria matched to input room topology.

Learning outcome

Learning objectives : The student shall learn the theory of statistical methods for classification and clustering. This applies to both basis theory and state-of-the-art methods.

Skills : The student shall learn how to apply the theory on different physical signals like images, speech, medical signals aso.

Learning methods and activities

A combination of lectures and self-study.

Required previous knowledge

Knowledge minimum comparable to course TMA4245 Statistics.

Course materials

Lecture notes and journal articles/papers. The book "Pattern Recognition" by Theodoridis&Koutroumbas (AP 2006) is recommended as reference literature.


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 100/100
Spring ORD Oral examination 100/100
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.