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EURASIP Seminar on “Pattern Recognition: Principles and Beyond”

Department of Informatics and Telecommunications
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Panepistimiopolis Ilissia
157 84 Athens, Greece
e-mail: stheodor [at]

This Seminar sponsored by EURASIP is held in the framework of the Second IEEE SPS Italy Chapter Summer School on Signal Processing, Frascati (RM) - Italy - July 7-11, 2014

Speaker: Prof. Sergios Theodoridis, University of Athens, Greece

When: July 11, 2014 at 9.00-12.30


Pattern Recognition is an old discipline which is enjoying an aggressive revival of interest due to the new era of Information and Knowledge society and the ever increasing interest in Automation and Information Retrieval applications, in Industry as well as in Internet and Social Networks. In this short course an overview of Pattern recognition Methods will be presented. The goal is to start from the basic principles and classical techniques and then slowly move on and present some of the more recent and cutting end research in this area. Topics to be touched upon are Bayesian Classifiers, Linear Classifiers, Nonlinear classifiers and Kernel Machines, Neural Networks and Deep Learning principles. Besides classifiers, the task of Feature Selection as well as some principles concerning Unsupervised Learning (Clustering) will be reviewed.


Sergios Theodoridis is currently Professor of Signal Processing and Machine Learning in the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications of the University of Athens. His research interests lie in the areas of Adaptive Algorithms, Distributed and Sparsity-Aware Learning, Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition, Signal Processing for Audio Processing and Retrieval. He is the co-editor of the book “Efficient Algorithms for Signal Processing and System Identification”, Prentice Hall 1993, the co-author of the best selling book “Pattern Recognition”, Academic Press, 4th ed. 2008, the co-author of the book “Introduction to Pattern Recognition: A MATLAB Approach”, Academic Press, 2009, and the co-author of three books in Greek, two of them for the Greek Open University. He is Editor-in-Chief for the Signal Processing Book Series, Academic Press and co-Editor in Chief (with Rama Chellapa) for the E-Reference Signal Processing, Elsevier. He is the co-author of six papers that have received best paper awards including the 2009 IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Transactions on Neural Networks Outstanding paper Award. He is the recipient of the EURASIP 2014 Meritorious Service Award. He has served as an IEEE Signal Processing Society Distinguished Lecturer. He was Otto Monstead Guest Professor, Technical University of Denmark, 2012, and holder of the Excellence Chair, Dept. of Signal Processing and Communications, University Carlos III, Madrid, Spain, 2011. He currently serves as Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society. He was the general chairman of EUSIPCO-98, the Technical Program co-chair for ISCAS-2006 and ISCAS-2013, co-chairman and co-founder of CIP-2008, co-chairman of CIP-2010 and Technical Program co-chair of ISCCSP-2014. He has served as President of the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP), as a member of the Board of Governors for the IEEE CAS Society and as a member of the Board of Governors (Member-at-Large) of the IEEE SP Society. He has served as a member of the Greek National Council for Research and Technology and he was Chairman of the SP advisory committee for the Edinburgh Research Partnership (ERP). He has served as vice chairman of the Greek Pedagogical Institute and he was for four years member of the Board of Directors of COSMOTE (the Greek mobile phone operating company). He is Fellow of IET, a Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), a Fellow of EURASIP and a Fellow of IEEE.




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