COS 429 - Computer Vision

Fall 2005

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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
Thu, Sep 15 Introduction to human and computer vision Ch. 1  
Tue, Sep 20 Image formation and capture Ch. 2.1-2.4, 3, A.3, A.4  
Thu, Sep 22 Filtering, edge detection Ch. 4.1-4.3  
Tue, Sep 27 Feature detection, Hough transform Ch. 5.1-5.2  
Thu, Sep 29 Active contours Ch. 5.4; Williams & Shah paper  
Tue, Oct 4 Segmentation and clustering, EM Martin et al. segmentation paper  
Thu, Oct 6 Recognition, SVD, and PCA Ch. 10.1-10.5, A.6 Assignment 1 due
Tue, Oct 11 Texture analysis and synthesis Efros & Leung paper;
Efros & Freeman paper
Thu, Oct 13 Intro to 3D vision    
Tue, Oct 18 Shape indexing and matching (Tom Funkhouser) Shape search engine paper;
Spin images paper
Thu, Oct 20 Light and color (Adam Finkelstein)    
Tue, Oct 25 Motion estimation and optical flow Ch. 8.3-8.4;
Lucas-Kanade paper
Thu, Oct 27 Image mosaicing; tracking and the Kalman filter Burt & Adelson multires blending paper;
Ch. A.7, A.8; Notes on Kalman Filtering
Assignment 2 due
Tue, Nov 1 No class - fall break    
Thu, Nov 3 No class - fall break    
Tue, Nov 8 Image-based Modeling and Rendering Light field paper; Lumigraph paper  
Thu, Nov 10 Review of EM; Tracking    
Tue, Nov 15 Camera geometry and calibration Ch. 6, 7.3  
Thu, Nov 17 Stereo Ch. 7  
Tue, Nov 22 More on stereo:
diffusion and energy minimization methods
Non-linear diffusion paper;
Graph cuts paper
Assignment 3 due
Thu, Nov 24 No class - Thanksgiving    
Tue, Nov 29 Multibaseline stereo; voxel coloring Voxel coloring paper  
Thu, Dec 1 Structure from motion Ch. 8.2, 8.5  
Tue, Dec 6 Active triangulation methods    
Thu, Dec 8 Photometric stereo, shape from shading Ch. 9; Photometric stereo paper Assignment 4 due
Tue, Dec 13 Differential geometry Ch. 4.4, A.5;
Suggestive contours paper
Thu, Dec 15 No class   Project proposals due
Thu, Jan 12 Final project presentations    
Tue, Jan 17 Dean's date   Project reports due

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