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EN2200 Pattern Recognition 6.0 credits

How can you make a computer understand your voice? How can you make a computer understand your handwriting? How do you detect signal patterns that are hidden in noise? How can a computer distinguish between ECG recordings from healthy and sick hearts? The course in Pattern Recognition gives you the theory to answer this kind of questions. In the course project, you create your own MatLab toolbox for pattern recognition. 

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus EN2200 (Autumn 2009–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course is about the theoretical foundation of pattern recognition and gives an introduction to technical applications, especially in speech recognition and image or sound classification.

Intended learning outcomes

The participants shall after the course

* be able to design systems and algorithms for pattern recognition (signal classification), with focus on sequences of patterns that are analyzed using e.g. Hidden Markov Models (HMM),

* be able to analyse classification problems probabilistically and estimate classifier performance,

* understand and analyse methods for automatic training of classification systems-

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

General admission requirements

Recommended prerequisites

  • SF1901 Probability Theory and Statistics, or equivalent.
  • EQ1220 Signal Theory or equivalent is recommended but not required.


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Arne Leijon (20xx) Pattern Recognition. KTH. (latest version)

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • INL1 - Individual Assignment, 1.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

Exam 4.5 p (A-F). Homework Assignment 1.5 p (A-F). Final grade is weighted sum of performance on Exam and Assignment

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

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Offered by

EES/Electric Power and Energy Systems

Main field of study

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Arne Leijon

Supplementary information

All course material in English. Student assignment reports in either Swedish or English.