Prof. Zhigang Zhu
Associate Professor of Computer Science
The City College of New York and Graduate Center
The City University of New York (CUNY)
Time: Tuesday 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Office Hours: Tuesday 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Computer vision has a rich history of work on stereo and visual
motion, which has dealt with the problems of 3D reconstruction from
stereo or multiple images, and structure from motion from video
sequences. Recently, in addition to these traditional problems, the
stereo and motion information present in multiple images or a video
sequence is also being used to solve several other problems, for
instance video mosaicing, video synthesis, video segmentation, video
compression, video registration, and video surveillance an monitoring.
This is summarized as Video Computing.
Computer vision is playing
an important and somewhat different role in solving these problems in
computing than the original image analysis considered in the early days
The course "Video Computing and 3D Computer Vision" will include advanced topics in video computing as well as fundamentals in stereo and motion.
The course will consist of lectures by the instructor (about 30%),
talks by a few invited speakers
from both academia and industry doing active research in
vision (about 10%), and presentations by students for their
readings and projects (60%).
The course will be roughly divided into three stages:
(1) 3D Computer Vision Basics (lectures)
- Introduction - Jan 30, 2006 (Homework #1 - Resume)
- Camera models - Feb 07, 2006
- Camera calibration - Feb 07, 2006 (Assignment #2- Due Feb 14)
- Stereo vision - Feb 14, 2006 (Assignment #3- Due March 07, Grading for all the three Assignments)
- Visual motion - Feb 28, 2006 ( Reading List)
(2) Video Computing (readings and presentations)
- Seminar on Airborne Remote Sensing, by Prof. Harvey Rhody at RIT - March 07, 2006
- Project/Reading Discussions (15~20 minutes for each student)- March 14, 2006 ( Reading List)- Student Reading Presentations (Hu,Calle - 60 minutes each), March 21, 2004
- Student Project Presentations (Wang, Ganic,
Elsayed - 40 minutes each), May 09, 2004
- Student Project Presentations (Hu, Calle, Wong - 40 minutes each), May 16, 2004
Students who take the course for credits
will be required
(1) to finish 2 assignments consisting of mainly paperwork (20%)
(2) to submit a term paper or complete a project on a topic related to the material presented in the lectures/readings (40%), and
(3) to give at least two presentations to the class in the middle and at the end of the semester (40%).
Textbook (for basic preparation):
“Introductory Techniques for 3-D Computer Vision,” Emanuele Trucco and Alessandro Verri, Prentice Hall, Inc., 1998 (ISBN: 0132611082, 343 pages ).
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