Pattern Recognition



Time and place:

This class will be given purely on Short videos will be posted on a regular schedule (not necessary the in-person time mentioned here at UnivIs)

  • Mon 14:15-15:45, Room H4
  • Thu 10:15-11:45, Room H4

Fields of study

  • WPF ME-BA-MG6 from SEM 3
  • WPF MT-MA-BDV from SEM 1
  • PF IuK-MA-MMS-INF from SEM 1
  • PF ICT-MA-MPS from SEM 1
  • WPF CE-MA-INF from SEM 1
  • WF CE-BA-TW from SEM 5
  • WPF INF-MA from SEM 1
  • WPF CME-MA from SEM 1
  • WF ASC-MA from SEM 1
  • WPF ME-MA-MG6 from SEM 1
  • WPF DS-MA from SEM 1

ECTS information


Pattern Recognition




This lecture gives an introduction into the basic and commonly used
classification concepts. First the necessary statistical concepts are
revised and the Bayes classifier is introduced. Further concepts include generative and discriminative models such as the Gaussian classifier and Naive Bayes, and logistic regression, Linear Discriminant Analysis, the Perceptron and Support Vector Machines (SVMs). Finally more complex methods like the Expectation Maximization Algorithm, which is used to estimate the parameters of Gaussian Mixture Models (GMM), are discussed.

In addition to the mentioned classifiers, methods necessary for
practical application like dimensionality reduction, optimization
methods and the use of kernel functions are explained.

Finally, we focus on Independent Component Analysis (ICA), combine weak classifiers to get a strong one (AdaBoost), and discuss the performance of machine classifiers.

In the tutorials the methods and procedures that are presented in this lecture are illustrated using theoretical and practical exercises.


- lecture notes - Duda R., Hart P. and Stork D.: Pattern Classification - Niemann H.: Klassifikation von Mustern - Niemann H.: Pattern Analysis and Understanding

Additional information

Keywords: Mustererkennung, maschinelle Klassifikation

Expected participants: 150