Lecturer: Oliver Bimber
While Computer Graphics focusses on image synthesis, Computer Vision is all about image analysis and image understanding. It finds many applications in domains such as, 3D reconstruction, robotics, medical engineering, media technology, automatization, biometry, human-computer-interaction, contact free measurement, remote sensing, quality control, etc. This course will give first insights into the basics of Computer Vision. At the end of the semester, participants of this class will be able to apply and implement computer vision methods independently. A basic understanding of programming concepts is required. Detailed knowledge in a programming language, however, is not necessary. A sufficient introduction into Matlab is part of the hands-on component of this class. The class is structured into interleaved lectures, labs and seminars.
Spatial and frequency domain processing, gradient domain processing, segmentation and object recognition, basics of cameras, geometric camera calibration, the geometry of multiple views, stereoscopic depth estimation, range scanning and data processing, structure from motion, computational photography, introduction into Matlab and Matab's toolboxes.