Pattern Analysis, Statistical Modelling and Computational Learning

About PASCAL

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PASCAL is a Network of Excellence funded by the European Union. It has established a distributed institute that brings together researchers and students across Europe, and is now reaching out to countries all over the world.

PASCAL is developing the expertise and scientific results that will help create new technologies such as intelligent interfaces and adaptive cognitive systems. To achieve this, it supports and encourages collaboration between experts in Machine Learning, Statistics and Optimization. It also promotes the use of machine learning in many relevant application domains such as;

  • Machine Vision
  • Speech
  • Haptics
  • Brain-Computer Interface
  • User-modeling for computer human interaction
  • Multimodal integration
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Information Retrieval
  • Textual Information Access

PASCAL enables Europe to capitalize on its strong research record in the area of principled adaptive systems design. Advanced user interfaces represent one type of application where our expertise is delivering important market advantages that are strengthening European industrial work in this area. The PASCAL distributed institute is also developing other applications of adaptive systems, including cognitive systems. It has trained a new generation of professionals to take these methods into other scientific disciplines as well as industrial applications, enabling the exploitation of the vast amount of data now being produced in many domains.

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