Lecturer: Dr J.G. Daugman
No. of lectures: 8
Prerequisite course: Continuous Mathematics
The aims of this course are to introduce the principles, models and
applications of computer vision. The course will cover image structure
and encoding; edge and feature detection; interpretation of surfaces;
texture, colour, stereo, and motion; wavelet methods in vision;
parameterisations for solids and shapes; visual inference; and
strategies for automatic face recognition.
Goals of computer vision; why they are so difficult.
Image sensing, pixel arrays, CCD cameras, framegrabbers.
- Sampling theory.
Finite differences and directional derivatives.
Filtering; convolution; correlation. 2D Fourier domain theorems.
- Edge detection operators; the information revealed by edges.
The Laplacian operator and its zero-crossings. Logan's Theorem.
- Scale-space, multi-resolution representations, causality.
Wavelets. Texture, colour, stereo, and motion descriptors.
- Lambertian and specular surfaces.
Reflectance maps. Bayesian inference in vision; knowledge-driven
- Inferring shape from shading: surface geometry.
Boundary descriptors; Fundamental Theorem of Curves; codons.
- Object-centred coordinates.
Solid parameterisation. Superquadrics. Inverse problems; energy
minimisation, relaxation, regularisation.
- Model-based vision.
Appearance-based versus volumetric models. Applications and
case studies. Face recognition.
At the end of the course students should
- understand visual processing from both ``bottom-up'' (data oriented) and
``top-down'' (goals oriented) perspectives
- be able to decompose visual tasks into sequences of image analysis
operations, representations, specific algorithms, and inference principles
- understand the roles of image transformations and their invariances
in pattern recognition and classification
- be able to analyse the robustness, brittleness, generalisability,
and performance of different approaches in computer vision
Jain, R., Kasturi, R. & Schunck, B.G. (1995). Machine Vision.
Lecturer: Dr John Daugman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Taken by: Part II, Part II (General), Diploma
Number of lectures: 8
Lecture location: Arts School Room A
Lecture times: 11:00 on TT
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