Textbooks and Useful Links

Lecture Notes

Professor Huang's lecture notes are here. These are not identical to the material I've covered in class, but very close; I will try to limit exams to the material covered in these notes.

Recommended Texts

  • This book has a larger percentage of the course content than any other single text, maybe it is even adequate for the whole course: Theodoridis and Koutroumbas, Pattern Recognition
  • This book is relevant to MP1 and MP4: L. Rabiner and B.W. Juang, Fundamentals of Speech Recognition, Prentice-Hall, 1993.
  • This book is relevant to MP2 and MP6: Al Bovik (Ed.), The Essential Guide to Image Processing, Elsevier, 2nd Ed., 2009.
  • Al Bovik (Ed.), The Essential Guide to Video Processing, Elsevier, 2nd Ed., 2009.
  • This book is relevant to MP3 through MP7: R.O. Duda, P.E. Hart, and D.G. Stork, Pattern Classification, 2nd Ed. Wiley, 2001.

Useful Links

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.