University of Florida
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
This is a 3-credit course.
The objective of this course is to impart a working knowledge of several important and widely used pattern recognition topics to the students through a mixture of motivational applications and theory.
Dr. Dapeng Wu
Office: NEB 431
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, period 8 (3 pm - 3:50 pm)
The course consists of lectures, 4 homework assignments, and 1 project.
This course is primarily a lecture course. I cover all important material in lectures. Since EEL 3135 and EEL 4516 are prerequisites, I assume some previous knowledge about DSP, probability theory and stochastic processes, and hence I will cover some material very quickly. Thus, depending on what and how much you recall from earlier study, varying amounts of reading in introductory books on DSP, probability theory and stochastic processes (other than the course textbook) may be necessary; these readings are up to the student. I will only give reading assignments from the course textbook.
Attending lecture is quite important as I may cover material not available in any book easily accessible to you. I use Powerpoint presentation during lecture. Lecture notes will be posted on the course website before the class. The lecture is to engage the students in independent thinking, critical thinking, and creative thinking, help the students organize the knowledge around essential concepts and fundamental principles, and develop conditionalized knowledge which tells them when, where and why a certain method is applicable to solving the problem they encounter.
I do not intend for the WWW material to be a substitute for attending lecture since engaging the students in active thinking, making logical connections between the old knowledge and the new knowledge, and providing insights are the objectives of my lecture. The lecture notes are posted on the web so that you can miss an occasional lecture and still catch up, and it makes taking notes easier. To reward those who attend regularly, there will be some lecture-based material in the exam which is not available via the web.
The class project is described here.
Upon the completion of the course, the student should be able to
Please find handouts here.
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Students are encouraged to discuss class material in order to better understand concepts. All homework answers must be the author's own work. However, students are encouraged to discuss homework to promote better understanding. What this means in practice is that students are welcome to discuss problems and solution approaches, and in fact can communally work solutions at a board. However, the material handed in must be prepared starting with a clean sheet of paper (and the author's recollection of any solution session), but not refer to any written notes or existing code from other students during the writing of the solution. In other words, writing the homework report shall be an exercise in demonstrating the student understands the materials on his/her own, whether or not help was provided in attaining that understanding.
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|Project proposal||10%||4pm, March 15|
|Project report||60%||4pm, May 1|
Top 25% students will receive A. Average score will be at least B+.
The class project will be done individually (that is, teaming with other students is not allowed). Each project requires a proposal and a final report. The final report is expected to be in the format of a conference paper plus computer programs, a Powerpoint file, and a video. On March 15, the project proposal (up to 2 pages) is due. On May 1, the final report (up to 10 pages) is due. For details about the project, please read here.
Suggested topics for projects are listed here.
Course calendar can be found here.