Course title:Reading group in Pattern Recognition and Computer Vision
CTU code:XP33RCV
Semester:  Winter (formally, but the course continues in the summer semester).
Teacher: Giorgos Tolias
Guarantor: Ondrej Chum


The course deals with fundamental results in computer vision and pattern recognition. It targets the detailed study of principles which substantially influence the development in the field. Education is performed in the form of a reading group. Each time, a person in charge presents a paper and the reading group participants join in with questions, comments and discussion about the paper. Each student is expected to present at least one paper and attend reading groups of other presenters.


Reading groups are organized irregularly, several times a year. The reserved time slots are those for CMP seminars, on Tuesday or Thursday 10:00-12:30. Each reading group is announced separately here.
Venue: G205, building G, Karlovo nam. 13, CTU Prague.

Reading group instructions

Selecting a paper

The paper should be well written, self-contained, significant, addressing wider audience, not too long, preferably recent and correct. Students can select a paper from the preselected list or make their own suggestion. The suggestion should be consulted with the supervisor and has to be approved by the teachers. Only papers fulfilling the above criteria can be accepted.

Reading group participants

The meetings are open to anyone, disregarding their background. It is assumed that everyone attending the reading group has, at least briefly, read the paper – not necessarily understanding everything. Attendants should preferably send questions about the unclear parts to the speaker at least one day in advance. During the presentation we aim to have a fruitful discussion, a critical analysis of the paper, as well as brainstorming for creative extensions.

Preparation of the presenter