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One of the BEST books I have ever read
on October 12, 2016
My expertise is in signal-image-video processing, video compression, digital communications, and information theory. I have read many books in all the mentioned areas; Simon Prince's book is one of the best books I have ever read. The book is written beautifully and it is evident that Prince has spent a lot of time in writing the book; I really appreciate his efforts and wish we had more talented book authors like him.
I had intermediate knowledge in machine learning and zero knowledge in computer vision when I started reading the Prince's book. All the material are presented in very well organized order. Pictures are excellent and some of them are really masterpiece! In introducing any new topic, the book first gives you a concise intuition about the topic and then presents the mathematical stuff beautifully. Another important aspect of the book is that it never leaves you in the middle of the mathematical arguments and takes you to the end; this is missing in almost all of the advanced-level book I have read. Notation is great and always consistent.
I should mention that this book is not written for readers who are not familiar with estimation theory and machine learning. I believe the reader should have an intermediate knowledge in machine learning and estimation theory.