The Department of Computer Science at the University of Cyprus cordially invites you to the Invited Course Lecture entitled:

Pattern Recognition

Speaker: Prof. Nicolai Petkov
Affiliation: University of Groningen, Netherlands
Category: Invited Course Lecture
Location: Room 147, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences (FST-01), 1 University Avenue, 2109 Nicosia, Cyprus (directions)
Date: Thursday, April 2, 2015
Time: 15:00-17:00 EET
Host: Christos Schizas (

Examples of applications of pattern recognition. Patterns and pattern recognition. Statistical decision theory, Iris recognition. Treating missing features. Also, on April 3, 14-20H. Prof. Petkov will be available for discussion with undergraduate and graduate students on the following Pattern Recognition topics: Bayesian classification. Parametric classification. Normal distribution. Maximum likelihood estimation. Non-parametric classification, k-NN. Learning vector quantization. Cross-validation. Students are invited to request a time slot in that period with Prof. C.N. Schizas.

Short Bio:
Nicolai Petkov is Professor of Computer Science at the University of Groningen since 1991. In the period 1998-2009 he was scientific director of the Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science. He works in the field of brain-inspired visual pattern recognition. He is collaborating with the Department of Computer Science – University of Cyprus since 1993.

This lecture will be given as part of the scheduled course material of the course CS444 – Computational Intelligence, which is offered to the final year undergraduate students of Computer Science.

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