COS 429 - Computer Vision

Spring 2004

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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
Tue, Feb 3 Introduction to human and computer vision Ch. 1  
Thu, Feb 5 Image formation and capture Ch. 2.1-2.4, 3, A.3, A.4  
Tue, Feb 10 Filtering, edge detection Ch. 4.1-4.3  
Thu, Feb 12 Harpreet Sawhney -
Motion estimation, direct methods
Ch. 8.3-8.4;
Lucas-Kanade paper
Tue, Feb 17 Feature detection, Hough transform;
More on motion and optical flow
Ch. 5.1-5.2  
Thu, Feb 19 Deformable contours Ch. 5.4; Williams & Shah paper Assignment 1 due, 11:59 PM
Tue, Feb 24 Texture analysis and synthesis Efros & Leung paper;
Efros & Freeman paper
Thu, Feb 26 Harpreet Sawhney -
Motion estimation apps; image mosaicing
Tue, Mar 2 Blending for image mosaics;
Burt & Adelson multires blending paper;
Martin et al. segmentation paper
Thu, Mar 4 SVD and PCA Ch. 10.1-10.5, A.6  
Tue, Mar 9 Intro to 3D vision    
Thu, Mar 11 Harpreet Sawhney -
Image resampling and IBMR
  Assignment 2 due, 11:59 PM
Tue, Mar 16 No class - spring break    
Thu, Mar 18 No class - spring break    
Tue, Mar 23 Shape indexing and matching Shape search engine paper;
Spin images paper
Thu, Mar 25 Harpreet Sawhney -
EM, statistical methods
Tue, Mar 30 Camera geometry and calibration Ch. 6, 7.3  
Thu, Apr 1 Stereo Ch. 7 Assignment 3 due, 11:59 PM
Tue, Apr 6 Stereo: diffusion and
energy minimization methods
Non-linear diffusion paper;
Graph cuts paper
Thu, Apr 8 Harpreet Sawhney - Tracking Notes on Kalman Filtering  
Tue, Apr 13 Active triangulation methods    
Thu, Apr 15 Photometric stereo, shape from shading Ch. 9; Photometric stereo paper  
Tue, Apr 20 Multibaseline stereo; voxel coloring Voxel coloring paper  
Thu, Apr 22 Harpreet Sawhney -
More on tracking; particle filtering
Tue, Apr 27 Structure from motion Ch. 8.2, 8.5 Project proposals due
Thu, Apr 29 Light and color    
Tue, May 11 Final project presentations   Project reports due