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Welcome to the Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI) research group. The group was founded in 1980 as a part of the Department of Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo. Effective May 2004, the group has transferred to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The group works on a wide diversity of pertinent research areas. It also consists of several professors, researchers and graduate students, as well as adjunct members from other departments and universities.


The latest developments concerning the PAMI research group. Notification for events, such as seminars and conferences, is also announced here.

CPAMI Seminar (posted Monday 6 May 2013)

You are invited to attend a CPAMI / IEEE/ Faculty seminar on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 2:00 pm in DC 1304. Gerald Penn of the University of Toronto will be speaking on "Suspending Deep Belief".

CPAMI Graduate Seminars (posted Wednesday 10 Apr 2013)

There will be two presentations on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 in E5 5128 from 4:00 pm until 5:00 pm. Sanderz Fung will speak on "Co-occurring Patterns in Sequences from Pattern Clusters" and Allaa Hilal will speak on "An Intelligent Sensor Management Framework for Pervasive Surveillance Applications".

CPAMI Graduate Seminars (posted Tuesday 12 Mar 2013)

There will be two presentations on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 in E5 5128 from 4:00pm until 5:00 pm. Yun-Qian Miao will speak on "Kernel Mean Matching Algorithm and Applications in Covariant Shift" and Jonathan Feng-Shun will speak on "Automated Rehabilitation Exercise Motion Tracking".

Research Areas

Detailed information concerning all the cutting-edge technology researchers are developing at the PAMI group. This section is useful for people who are interested in pattern analysis, machine intelligence, robotics, and other artificial intelligence topics.


Research in the PAMI group often involves working on projects that aim to achieve technological advances in one or more of the PAMI fields. The PAMI group has both academic and industrial partners who fund these projects and benefit from its achievements.

Focus Groups

Focus Groups are small groups of researchers who have common research interests. Each group exchanges ideas, resources, and often meets periodically to discuss research progress.


Papers that researchers in the PAMI group have written. Some papers may be available for download for your own research, or if you just want to get more indepth analysis of the type of work being done in a specific field.


A listing of all the excellent researchers that are currently working in the PAMI group, along with information about each one.

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