PARNEC (PAttern Recognition and NEural Computing) group is affiliated with the College of Computer Science and Technology, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China. The group is led by Prof. Songcan Chen, and consists of 5 faculty members and about 50 students.

Research in the PARNEC group aims both at advancing the principled pattern recognition and machine learning methods and at developing application-oriented solutions for real-world problems in computer vision, brain science and bioinformatics.

The general goal of pattern recognition and machine learning is to make machines capable of acquiring knowledge from observations and generalizing to unseen cases. In our group, on one hand, we develop advanced methods to achieve high performance on classification and clustering with better data representation and less human efforts; on the other hand, we employ these methods to develop practical solutions in various applications.

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Parnec News

2017-08-03 权祯臻同学获得中国计算机学会人工智能会议(CCFAI2017)"最佳学生论文奖".
2016-12-07 The paper "Cross-Heterogeneous-Database Age Estimation with Co-Representation among Them" by Qing Tian, Songcan Chen won the Intel Best Scientific Paper Award (Track:Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning) in the 23rd International Conference on Pattern Recognition.
2016-03-24 Professor Xiaoyang Tan has received the 2015 IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award due to his IEEE TIP'10 paper coauthored with Bill Triggs. The award honors the author(s) of a paper of exceptional merit dealing with a subject related to the Society’s technical scope, and appearing in one of the Society’s solely owned transactions or the Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing. Tan accepted the award at the IEEE International conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing in Shanghai, China in March 2016.
2016-03-15 【博士生答辩公告】答辩人:田青      导师:陈松灿      论文题目:有序学习及在图像分析中的应用研究;
  时间:2016年3月20日 下午2:00;地点:南航江宁校区计算机学院507房间
2015-12-24 【学术报告】南京大学李武军博士大数据机器学习
2015-12-24 【学术报告】南京大学张利军副教授:Stochastic Optimization for Nuclear Norm Regularization
2015-10-25 顾晶晶、黄圣君老师分别获得"CCF会刊优秀论文奖"和"CCF-腾讯犀牛鸟科研基金项目"
2013-10-25 The paper "Sparsity Preserving Projections with Application to Face Recognition" by Lishan Qiao, Songcan Chen, Xiaoyang Tan won the Biennial Pattern Recognition Journal 2010 Best Paper Award Honorable Mention
2010-03-21 The paper "Fast and Robust Fuzzy C-Means Clustering Algorithms Incorporating Local Information for Image Segmentation" by Weiling Cai, Songcan Chen and Daoqiang Zhang won the Biennial Pattern Recognition Journal 2007 Best Paper Award Honorable Mention
2010-01-03 The paper "Face Recognition from a Single Image per Person: A Survey" by Xiaoyang Tan, Songcan Chen, Zhihua Zhou, Fuyan Zhang won the Pattern Recognition Journal 2006-2010 Most Cited Article Award
2008-06-04 The paper "Face Recognition from a Single Image per Person: A Survey" by Xiaoyang Tan, Songcan Chen, Zhihua Zhou, Fuyan Zhang won the Pattern Recognition Journal 2006 Best Paper Award Honorable Mention
2006-08-10 The paper "Non-negative Matrix Factorization on Kernels" by Daoqiang Zhang, Zhi-Hua Zhou, Songcan Chen won the PRICAI'06 Best Paper Award