Advanced recognition systems (2015/2016)

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Name of lecturer
Marco Cristani
Marco Cristani
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
I semestre dal Oct 1, 2015 al Jan 29, 2016.

Lesson timetable

I semestre
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall B from Oct 5, 2015  to Oct 6, 2015
Monday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall B from Oct 12, 2015  to Jan 29, 2016
Monday 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall C from Oct 12, 2015  to Jan 29, 2016
Wednesday 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall I  
Thursday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM laboratorio Laboratory Alfa  

Learning outcomes

The course of Advanced Pattern Recognition Systems aims at providing the students with practical software instruments for solving real recognition problems, as those coming from the surveillance/quality-control/automotive/entertainment scenarios. To this sake, the lessons are organized as practical problems, which will be faced by considering theory elements coming from the Pattern Recognition course, and embedding them into MATLAB or C software. It is clear that the Laboratory sessions in this course are fundamental, and will take most of the time.


PROBLEM: Detection and recognition of: people, faces, scenes and objects in general. Associated algorithms and techniques: Generative Learning, Discriminative Learning, Hybrid Learning, Boosting, GIST, SIFT (reminders of), covariances, SURF, SDALF, Bag of Words.
PROBLEM: Modeling of moving objects: tracking of single objects, groups of objects, action recognition, expression recognition. Associated algorithms and techniques: Monte Carlo Methods (Particle Filtering), Online Learning, Spline, Snakes

Assessment methods and criteria

Project or Seminar

Teaching aids