|Course Title||Computer Vision|
|Units of Credit||6|
The course will cover topics from: Introduction, image processing, feature detection and matching, feature-based alignment, image stitching, pattern recognition, deep learning , segmentation, motion and image tracking, recognition, stereo correspondence and 3-D vision, applications.
The course timetable is available here .
Computer vision develops mathematical techniques for recovering three-dimensional shape and appearance of objects in images (Szeliski, 2010). Vision is difficult because it is an inverse problem, where only insufficient information is available when trying to recover some unknowns. Physics-based and statistical models are used to assist in the task. Current real-world applications are wide-ranging, and include optical character recognition, machine inspection, objection recognition in retail, 3-D model building in photogrammetry, medical imaging, automotive safety, match move in Hollywood (merging computer generated imagery with live action footage), motion capture, surveillance, fingerprint recognition and biometrics and others. This course will provide an introduction to fundamental concepts and an opportunity to develop an application.
After completing this course, students will:
This course contributes to the development of the following graduate capabilities:
|Graduate Capability||Acquired in|
the skills involved in scholarly enquiry
an in-depth engagement with relevant
disciplinary knowledge in its interdisciplinary context
the capacity for analytical and critical
thinking and for creative problem solving
|the ability to engage in independent and reflective learning||
|the skills to locate, evaluate and use relevant information (Information Literacy)||Quizes, Project|
the capacity for enterprise, initiative and
the skills required for collaborative and
the skills of effective communication
Project Presentation, Demo, Report; Assignment Report
Before commencing this course, students should:
The principal mode of teaching is class lectures. Because of the volume of material available on the subject, lectures are better able to present high level overviews as well as in-depth presentation of selected topics. Lab sessions will be used to examine a method or algorithm in some detail.
The compulsory lab session will provide an opportunity for evaluation and feedback.
|Assessment Type||Marks||Release Date||Due in|
|Assignment||1 5 %||Week 2||Week 4|
Fortnightly quizes (5)
||Weeks 3, 5, 7, 10, 12|
|Project (multiple stages)**||50%|
|• Stage 1, individual||
||Week 5||Week 7|
|• Specs of stage 2, group||
||Week 7||Week 10|
|• Demo, group||
|• Individual Contribution report||
||Fri of Week 13|
|• Group Project report||
||Fri of Week 13|
Participation and feedback
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|1||Introduction to Digital Images||Arcot Sowmya|
|2||Image Processing||Arcot Sowmya|
|3||Frequency based Techniques||
|4||Feature-based Alignment and Image Stitching||
|5||Pattern Recognition||Xiongcai Cai|
Deep Learning for Feature Extraction and Classification
Motion and Image Tracking
|11||3D Vision||Arcot Sowmya|
|13||Project Demos||Arcot Sowmya|
Texts and recommended readings:
This course is evaluated each session using the myExperience system.
Based on feedback, the following changes are being made in this offering:
1. To provide more explanation of concepts and algorithms, the lab sessions will have more structured work assigned.
2. To provide more examples and real-life applications, links to demos and research papers will be added.
3. More lectures will be taught by the LiC, to ensure better continuity.
4. To provide more feedback, forum participation and peer feedback will be encouraged and rewarded.
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