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Image Processing and Computer Vision
Winter term 2013 / 2014
Lectures (4h) with theoretical and programming assignments (2h);
Broad introduction to mathematically well-founded areas of image processing and computer vision. These fields are important in numerous applications including medical image analysis, computer-aided quality control, robotics, computer graphics, multimedia and artificial intelligence. The classes qualify for starting a bachelor's thesis in our group.
This course is suitable for students of visual computing, mathematics, computer science, bioinformatics, computer and communications technology, and physics. It counts e.g. as a visual computing core course within the visual computing programme, an applied mathematics course within mathematics, or a core course (Stammvorlesung) in computer science.
It is based on mathematical knowledge from the first two semesters. For the programming assignments, some elementary knowledge of C is required. The lectures are given in English.
The tutorials include homework assignments (theory and programming) as well as classroom assignments. The programming assignments give an intuition about the way how image processing and computer vision algorithms work, while the theoretical assigments provide additional mathematical insights. Classroom assignments are supposed to be easier and should guide you gently to the main themes.
For the homework assignments you can obtain up to 24 points per week.
Actively participating in the classroom assignments gives you 12 more
points per week, regardless of the correctness of your solutions.
To qualify for both exams you need 2/3 of all possible points.
For 13 weeks, this comes down to 13 x 24 = 312 points.
Working in groups of up to 3 people is permitted, but all persons must be
in the same tutorial group.
If you have questions concerning the tutorials, please do not hesitate to contact Pascal Peter.
Seven groups are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon:
Remarks: All groups except W2 are conducted in English.
Groups marked with "English only" also only accept exercise
submissions in English. The group W4 is not exclusively for
students from the honour's programme, all students are welcome.
The tutors can be reached via the mail addresses:
Between Tue, Oct. 15, 2013, 15:00 and Fri, Oct. 18, 2013, 15:00, you could
for this course. Registration is now closed.
The first written exam takes place on
The second written exam takes place on
In order to qualify for the exams you need a total amount of 2/3 of all
possible points from the homework and classroom assignments.
In case of qualification, you are allowed to take part in both exams.
The better grade counts.
The results of the second written exam can be found
here, and the corresponding
distribution of points and grades
The exact time slot depends on your last (family) name:
Course material is available on this webpage in order to
support the classroom teaching and the tutorials, not to replace
them. Additional organisational information, examples and explanations
that may be relevant for your understanding and the exam are provided
in the lectures and tutorials. It is solely your responsibility
- not ours - to make sure that you receive this infomation.
PART II: IMAGE PROCESSING
PART III: COMPUTER VISION AND IMAGE UNDERSTANDING
Here you can download material for the programming assignments.
There is no specific text book for this class, but many of our image processing topics are covered in one of the following books:
Computer vision books include
These and further books can be found in the mathematics and computer