Exams and Grading

Test Dates

  • Midterm 1: Tuesday, February 25, 7-9:00pm Everitt 163
  • Midterm 2: Tuesday, April 1, 7-9:00pm, Everitt 163
    • Exam 2 (Solutions)
    • Relevant review problems: you should be able to solve
      • Duda, Hart and Stork, Pattern Classification, problems 3.40-3.52 (about the HMM with discrete observations), and problems 10.11-10.17 (about the GMM)
      • Rabiner and Juang, Fundamentals of Speech Recognition, Exercise 6.2
  • Midterm 3: Friday, May 9, 2014, 8:00-11:00am, Wohler 130 (regular classroom). Exam 3; Solutions)

Grading Scheme

  • There are seven MPs, worth a total of 50 percent of your grade
  • There are three hour exams, worth a total of 50 percent of your grade

ECE 417 (Multimedia Signal Processing) covers characteristics of speech and image signals; important analysis and synthesis tools for multimedia signal processing including subspace methods, Bayesian networks, hidden Markov models, and factor graphs; applications to biometrics (person identification), human-computer interaction (face and gesture recognition and synthesis), and audio-visual databases (indexing and retrieval). Emphasis on a set of MATLAB machine problems providing hands-on experience. Prerequisite: ECE 310 and ECE 313.