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Advanced Topics in Computer Vision
Spring Quarter 2011
Professor Matthew Turk (contact info)
Office hours: Tues/Thurs 4:00-5:00 pm or by appointment, or drop by and see if I'm available (Frank Hall 2163)
Yi Gong (ygong at cs.ucsb.edu)
Office Hours: By appointment
Meeting Times and Locations
Tues/Thurs 9:00-10:50am, 1401 Phelps Hall
Course mailing list: http://lists.cs.ucsb.edu/mailman/listinfo/cs281b
Email: cs281b at cs.ucsb.edu goes to the instructor and the TA
- As mentioned in class, I will not be available for office hours on May 31 and June 2, due to travel. But I'll be available via email or telephone (email first and leave a number). And I'll be available part of the day on Friday before 3pm.
- A video, slides, and the Fcam documentation and example programs are available on the Frankencamera web site.
- The project report due date has been changed to May 17.
- HW#3 is posted (Thurs), due on May 10. Work on this in your project groups.
- "turnin" for HW#2 should now be working (Wed am)!
- Be sure to check the schedule of papers and presentations recently posted on the Schedule page.
- See a correction to problem 1 of HW#2 on the Projects and Assignments page.
- HW#2 is now posted (Tues pm).
- Yi Gong posted a brief OpenCV overview here.
- Interesting (and provocative) article about developing tiny cameras and lenses.
- HW#1 is now posted (Wed am).
- The downloading of the PPTX lecture notes should now be fixed - IE users should be able to open and save them directly (rather than first saving them and then changing the extension from ZIP to PPTX). Thanks to CS Support for making this work! If the PPTX format is really inconvenient for anyone, please let me know.
- I unfortunately won't be available for office hours this week, with visitors both days. If you wish to meet, feel free to drop by at other times or send me an email so we can set up a time.
- Yi Gong posted a brief Matlab overview here.
- There are some videos from Given Imaging (which makes the camera to be swallowed) at http://www.youtube.com/user/GivenImagingIntl. The video of the Given Imaging system that I skipped in class can be found here.
- The slides from Tuesday's class are posted. To get the slides, go to the Schedule page and click on the topic. The slides are password protected... ask someone.
- Assignment #0 is due on Thursday!
- The course web site will remain this one throughout the quarter - http://www.cs.ucsb.edu/~mturk/cs281b
- The lecture notes are available on the Schedule page - click on the topic to get the associated PPT slides.
This is a course on how to do research in computer vision. There are no specific prerequisites, but students who have not had course work in computer vision, computer graphics, image processing, or pattern recognition must be willing to work extra hard to learn the basics of these areas quickly. General engineering backgrounds in calculus, linear algebra, probability and statistics, and programming will be assumed.
There will be four main parts to the course:
- Basic computer vision topics - Image formation, low-level processing, 3D, recognition, motion, etc.
- Study of particular techniques/models/algorithms used in computer vision - Each topic will be presented in detail by one or two students; everyone will read some background material in preparation.
- Study of recent research - We will study and discuss state-of-the-art research papers in various areas of computer vision.
- Project - Students will complete and present a research project which implements a computer vision application, using one or more of the studied techniques/models/algorithms.