161C - Digital Signal Processing II



This course provides an introduction to image processing and computer vision. We start from the basics of image formation (cameras, light, color), then cover the fundamental concepts in 2D signal processing (2D convolutions, Fourier transforms, etc) and low-level vision (edges, texture), and finally move on to higher level problems such as motion analysis, image segmentation, image classification and retrieval.

Lectures: TuTh, 12:30p-1:50p, Peter 103

W 11a - 11:50a, PETER 104

Instructor: Nuno Vasconcelos, n u n o @ e c e . u c s d . e d u, EBU1-5602

Office hours: Friday, 9:30a-10:30a

Teaching Assistant: Pedro Morgado, p m a r a v i l (at) u c s d . e d u, EBU1-4608

Office hours: Wednesday, 17:00a-18:30p

Text: Computer Vision: a modern approach

D. Forsyth and J. Ponce, Prentice Hall, 2003

Secondary text: Two Dimensional Signal and Image Processing
Jae Lim, Prentice Hall, 1990

Syllabus: [ps, pdf]

Homework: Problem set 1 [ps, pdf, data]   Issued: April 7     Due: April 14

Problem set 2 [ps, pdf, data]   Issued: April 14   Due: April 21

Problem set 3 [ps, pdf, data]   Issued: April 21   Due: April 28

Problem set 4 [ps, pdf, data]   Issued: April 28   Due: May 12

Problem set 5 [ps, pdf, data]   Issued: May 12   Due: May 24

Problem set 6 [ps, pdf]           Issued: May 24   Due: June 2

Note: There are various editions of the book. The numbers of problems from
the book may not be those of your version. In general, you can tell
which problem we are talking about, by hints, notes, etc. If you don't,
make sure to ask.

Only the computer problem of each assignment will be graded. You should not turn in the other problems. HW should be submitted to the TA.


Midterm: May 5:   covers  Lectures 2-10

Final: June 6: covers all materials

Readings: Lecture 1: introduction

Lecture 2: cameras (sections 1-1.2.2, 1.3, F&P) [slides, videos]

Lecture 3: radiometry (chapter 4, F&P) [slides]

Lecture 4: radiometry, light sources (sections 5.1-5.2.2, 5.3.1, F&P) [slides,video]

Lecture 5: color (sections 6.1-6.3.3, F&P)[slides]

Lecture 6: 2D DSP (chapter 1, Lim; chapter 7, F&P)[slides]

Lecture 7: 2D DSP, Fourier transforms (chapter 1, Lim; chapter 7, F&P)[slides]

Lecture 8: filtering, smoothing and noise (chapter 8, F&P) [slides]

Lecture 9: edges (chapter 8, F&P) [slides]

Lecture 10: edges, interpolation, templates (chapter 8, F&P) [slides]

Lecture 11: mid-term review [problems]

Lecture 12: mid-term

Lecture 13: 2D DFT (chapter 3, Lim; chapter 7, F&P) [slides, video]

Lecture 14: 2D-DFT (chapter 3, Lim) [slides]

Lecture 15: DCT (chapter 3, Lim) [slides]

Lecture 16: scale, pyramids, and texture (chapter 9, F&P) [slides]

Lecture 17:  least squares [slides] (section 15.2, F&P; section 3.3 Strang)

Lecture 18: motion, least squares [slides] (paper by Lucas and Kanade)

Lecture 19: MPEG [slides]

Lecture 20: JPEG [slides]

Extra material: Linear Algebra and DSP [slides]