CSc Senior Capstone Sequence 2004-2005
Computer Science - The City College of New York

Vision, Video and Virtual Reality

Instructor: Zhigang Zhu
Associate Professor
Computer Science
and Computer Engineering
The City College of New York  and Graduate Center
The City University of New York (CUNY)

Fall 2004 Class Meet @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (M,W) at NAC 8/203A
Spring 2005 Class Meet @ 9:30 pm - 12:00 pm (Th) at NAC 8/203A

The Capstone course will last for two semesters. The first semester will be a study on a number of basic principles of relative technologies in Computing Vision, Video Computing and Virtualized Reality. The topics will include:

The lectures will be combined with the discussions of Capstone projects for real world applications. The possible project topics might be among the following:

1. Augmented New York City: Vision,Video and Virtual Reality in Traffic and Surveillance
2. Virtualized Classroom: Registration and Integration of Powerpoint Slides, Video Images and Whiteboard Pages
3. Magic Glass – A Special Magnifying Glass that Sees Different Attributes of a Color Image

These topics integrate computer vision, video processing and virtual reality applications, and are quite open for further research and/or development. The projects are subject to changes based on the  first semester course progress. Students are going to work in teams, each of them with about 5 students working on the same project.  In the second semester, the project teams formed in the first semester will mainly focus on the implementations of the projects. Basically, you can select any programming languages you would like to use for your projects, but you need to aware that you must be familiar with the appropriate programming languages used for a selected project.

Textbook and References


    “Introductory Techniques for 3-D Computer Vision”,  Trucco and Verri, 1998.


    NeHe OpenGL Tutorials (with code samples) - recommended for this course
    Code samples for the OpenGL v1.1 Programming Guide (Redbook)
    Nate Robins - OpenGL - Tutors

Copyright @ Zhigang Zhu (email ), City College of New York, 2004.