COS 429 - Computer Vision

Fall 2009

Course home Outline and lecture notes Assignments


The textbook for the course is Introductory Techniques for 3-D Computer Vision by Emanuele Trucco and Alessandro Verri. In addition, we will be reading a few recent vision papers. These will be provided in PDF format. If you don't have Acrobat Reader, you can get it from Adobe.


Date Lecture (click for notes) Readings Assignments
Thu, Sep 17 Introduction to computer vision Ch. 1  
Tue, Sep 22 Image formation and capture Ch. 2.1-2.4, 3, A.3, A.4  
Thu, Sep 24 Filtering, edge detection Ch. 3, 4.1-4.2; Study group 1 (Matlab)  
Tue, Sep 29  Feature detectors and descriptors;
fitting, Hough transform
Ch. 4.3, 5.1-5.2, A.7; SIFT paper (optional)  
Thu, Oct 1 PCA and SVD, Eigenfaces Ch. 10.1-10.5, A.6  
Tue, Oct 6 Light and Color   Assignment 1 due
Thu, Oct 8 Texture analysis and synthesis Efros & Leung paper; Efros & Freeman paper
Image Quilting project page (with slides)
Tue, Oct 13 Motion estimation and optical flow Ch. 8.3-8.4; Lucas-Kanade paper  
Thu, Oct 15 Image mosaicing; seam carving Multires blending paper; Seam carving  
Tue, Oct 20 Statistics in Vision; GMM; EM    
Thu, Oct 22 Tracking, mean shift, Kalman filter Ch. A.8  
Tue, Oct 27 Segmentation and clustering Martin et al. segmentation paper
Shi and Malik normalized cuts paper
Assignment 2 due
Thu, Oct 29 Intro to 3D vision    
Tue, Nov 1 No class - fall break    
Thu, Nov 3 No class - fall break    
Tue, Nov 10 Camera geometry and calibration Ch. 6, 7.3  
Thu, Nov 12 Stereo Ch. 7, Non-linear diffusion paper  
Tue, Nov 17 Shape indexing and matching Shape search engine paper  
Thu, Nov 19 Multibaseline stereo; voxel coloring Voxel coloring paper  
Tue, Nov 24 Structure from motion Ch. 8.2, 8.5  
Thu, Nov 26 No class - Thanksgiving    
Tue, Dec 1 Active 3D scanning methods   Assignment 3 due
Thu, Dec 3 Recognition and Classification I Intro notes; Bag of words notes (Fei-Fei Li);
Csurka et al. paper
Tue, Dec 8 Recognition and Classification II Generative model notes (Tamara Berg)  
Thu, Dec 10 Recognition and Classification III    
Tue, Dec 15 Radiometry and shape from shading Ch. 9; Photometric stereo paper  
Thu, Dec 17 Image-based modeling    
Fri, Dec 18     Assignment 4 due
Project proposals due
Thu, Jan 7 Final project presentations    
Tue, Jan 12     Project reports due

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