Deep Learning for Visual Computing
Summer Term 2022
(Main) Seminar (2 h)
Notice for bachelor/master students of mathematics: This is a »Hauptseminar« in the sense of these study programs.
14.04.2022: One planned topic was exchanged by another since the corresponding preprint
did not appear in time for the start of the semester. Topics will be distributed and
you will be invited to MS Teams as soon as the assignment phase of the seminar booking
system is over.
Introductory meeting (mandatory):
Regular meetings during the summer term 2022 on Tuesdays, 4:15 pm
Contents: Neural networks have significantly changed the area of image processing and computer vision, affecting both the forefront of current research and practical deployment in industry applications. Compared to early days of NN-based visual computing, not only the scope of different applications has broadened and performance has improved, but research focus has also shifted towards increased model transparency. In this seminar, we discuss current scientific publications from the area of deep learning and investigate the corresponding models with a hands-on approach that involves implementations. We focus in particular on image inpainting, where missing or damaged image parts have to be restored from known data. This seminar is offered in cooperation with the ZF Friedrichshafen AG, AI Lab Saarbrücken, a on campus presence of ZF in the Scheer Tower D5.2. This allows us to also take a look at industry applications such as autonomous driving and AI in manufacturing.
Prerequisites: This seminar is for advanced bachelor or master students in Visual Computing, Computer Science, or Mathematics who are already acquainted with basic techniques of machine learning. In particular, they must posses some prior experience of implementing neural networks in python frameworks (Tensorflow/PyTorch). Such prior knowledge is required for the practical parts of the write-up. In addition, a basic level of experience in image processing and mathematics is strongly recommended.
Language: The publications discussed in this seminar are written in English, and English is the language of presentation.
You must register for this course via the Seminar System
from March 13, 2022
Regular attendance: You must attend all seminar meetings, except for provable important reasons (medical certificate).
Talk duration is 30 min, plus 15 min for discussion.
Please do not deviate from this time schedule. It will be performed in a virtual setting. More
details and a best practice guide will be made available after the introductory meeting.
Write-up: The write-up has to be handed at the end of the lecture period. The write-up has to take the form of a Jupyter Notebook that summarises your talk and provides practical examples for the content of the paper that was assigned to you. Which parts of the corresponding publications are to be implemented will be negotiated in the mandatory meeting with your advisor. A detailed guide for the write-up will be available towards the start of the semester. Do not forget to hand in your write-up: Participants who do not submit a write-up cannot obtain the certificate for the seminar. The write-up must be e-mailed to your advisor.
Plagiarism: Adhere to the standards of scientific referencing and avoid plagiarism: Quotations and copied material (such as images) must be clearly marked as such, and a bibliography is required. Otherwise the seminar counts as failed.
Mandatory consultation: Talk preparation has to be presented to your seminar supervisor no later than one week before the talk is given. It is your responsibility to approach your advisor timely and make your appointment.
No-shows: No-shows are unfair to your fellow students: Some talks are based on previous talks, and your seminar place might have prevented the participation of another student. Thus, in case you do not appear to your scheduled talk (except for reasons beyond your control), we reserve the right to exclude you from future seminars of our group.
Participation in discussions: The discussions after the presentations are a vital part of this seminar. This means that the audience (i.e. all participants) poses questions and tries to find positive and negative aspects of the proposed idea. This participation is part of your final grade.
Being on time: All participants have to be in the seminar call on time. Participants that turn out to be regularly late must expect a negative influence on their grade.
Here you will find the slides from the introductory meeting. They will contain important information for preparing a good talk.
We plan to discuss the following research papers.