COS 496 - Computer Vision

Spring 2003

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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
Mon, Feb 3 Introduction to human and computer vision Ch. 1  
Wed, Feb 5 Image formation and capture Ch. 2.1-2.4, 3, A.3, A.4  
Mon, Feb 10 Filtering, edge detection Ch. 4.1-4.3  
Wed, Feb 12 Feature detection, Hough transform Ch. 5.1-5.2  
Mon, Feb 17 Snow day!    
Wed, Feb 19 Deformable contours Ch. 5.4, Williams & Shah paper Assignment 1 due, 11:59 PM
Mon, Feb 24 Motion and optical flow Ch. 8.3-8.4, Lucas-Kanade paper  
Wed, Feb 26 Image mosaicing; Tracking and Kalman filtering Ch. A.7, A.8  
Mon, Mar 3 Probabilistic and statistical techniques; EM    
Wed, Mar 5 Texture analysis and synthesis Efros & Leung paper Assignment 2 due, 11:59 PM
Mon, Mar 10 Segmentation and clustering Martin et al. segmentation paper  
Wed, Mar 12 Recognition, SVD, and PCA Ch. 10.1-10.5, A.6  
Mon, Mar 17 No class - spring break    
Wed, Mar 19 No class - spring break    
Mon, Mar 24 Intro to 3D vision    
Wed, Mar 26 Camera geometry and calibration Ch. 6, 7.3  
Mon, Mar 31 Matching and indexing of shape Shape search engine paper;
Spin images paper
Assignment 3 due, 11:59 PM
Wed, Apr 2 Stereo Ch. 7  
Mon, Apr 7 More on stereo:
diffusion and energy minimization methods
Non-linear diffusion paper
Graph cuts paper
Wed, Apr 9 Multibaseline stereo; voxel coloring Voxel coloring paper  
Mon, Apr 14 Structure from motion Ch. 8.2, 8.5  
Wed, Apr 16 Shape from shading; photometric stereo Ch. 9; Photometric stereo paper  
Mon, Apr 21 Light and Color   Assignment 4 due, 11:59 PM
Final project proposals due
Wed, Apr 23 Differential geometry Ch. 4.4, A.5  
Mon, Apr 28 Active methods for obtaining shape    
Wed, Apr 30 In-class demo day   Final project presentations
Tue, May 13 Dean's date   Final project reports due