Fall 2013 textbook list
The Fall 2013 ECE textbook list is available online for students.
Current Prerequisites & Course Offering
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ECE 5554 Theory and Design of Computer Vision Systems (3C)
Analysis of digital images and three-dimensional scenes. Image acquisition, representation of two- and three-dimensional shapes, visual cues for range estimation. Image filtering and histogram-based analysis for image enhancement, noise suppression, edge detection, region detection, and image segmentation. Introduction to such topics as visual texture, stereo vision, structured-light ranging, and motion analysis.
Computers of the future will require the ability to interact more readily with the three-dimensional world. Although the ability to "see" is easy for humans, it has proven remarkably difficult to develop vision-related algorithms for a machine. This course introduces issues and approaches that are needed in this area. Applications of computer vision include autonomous vehicle navigation, industrial automation, robotics, content-based search in image databases, face and gesture recognition, and aids for the seeing-impaired.
Typically offered: Fall. Program Area: Computers.
Prerequisites: Prerequisites: STAT 4714.
The course assumes knowledge of basic probability theory, as introduced in STAT 4714.
Department Syllabus Information:Major Measurable Learning Objectives:
- select imaging devices and illumination sources for a given application;
- design and implement algorithms that perform edge detection, noise suppression, image thresholding, histogram analysis, region detection, and region labeling;
- compute edge and region properties that can be used for higher-level analysis;
- analyze problems that involve perspective projection or orthographic projection; and
- assess the performance of vision-based range- and shape-estimation systems.
|Image formation, acquisition, and representation||15%|
|Image statistics, histogram analysis, thresholding||15%|
|Region detection and labeling, region properties, thinning||15%|
|Window-based operations, smoothing, edge detection||15%|
|Range and shape estimation using such cues as texture, stereo disparity, motion, and defocus blur||20%|
|Shape representation, curvature analysis||10%|
|Interpretation of line drawings||10%|