You can now register for the BioSB Pattern Recognition course (5th edition) which will be held from September 25 – 29 in Amsterdam (AMC).
In this course, we will introduce basic techniques from the fields of pattern recognition and machine learning to solve bioinformatics problems in a mixture of theory and lab sessions. After having followed this course, the student has a good understanding of basic pattern recognition techniques and is able to recognize what method is most applicable to data analysis problems (s)he encounters in bioinformatics applications. Topics include parametric and non-parametric classifiers, feature selection, dimensionality reduction, clustering, hidden Markov models, neural networks, and support vector machines. The course is aimed at PhD students with a background in bioinformatics, computer science or a related field, and life sciences. Participants from the private sector are also welcome. A working knowledge of basic statistics and linear algebra is assumed. Preparation material on statistics and linear algebra will be distributed before the course, to be studied by students missing the required background.