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Winter Term 2011 / 2012
Announcements – Description – Entrance requirements – Exams – Download
NEWS: The certificates are ready and can be fetched in room 111, building E2.4 (Geschaeftszimmer Mathematik, Frau Voss, opening hours for certificates: Mon-Fri 8.15-11.59 am).
The results of the second exam are now available.
The time and place of the re-exam have changed.
The results of the first exam are now available.
Due to sickness, the office hour, lecture, and the exercise group had to be
canceled in the week from 28.11 to 02.12.
The course is designed as a supplement for image processing lectures, to be attended before, after or parallel to them.
After the lecture, participants should be able to understand the concepts used in different compression algorithms. We start with general-purpose entropy coding algorithms such as Huffman-coding or arithmetic coding, discuss adaptive and higher-order entropy coding algorithms, and talk about dictionary methods such as the method by Lempel, Ziv, and Welch (LZW).
Afterwards, we discuss image compression algorithms based on transformations (JPEG, JPEG 2000), as well as diffusion-based image compression algorithms before we give a glimpse on how video compression works.
Basic mathematics courses are recommended. Understanding English is necessary. Image processing lectures such as "Image Processing and Computer Vision" are helpful for some topics, but not necessary.
The homework assignments are intended to be solved at home and have to be submitted in the lecture break, or earlier. In order to qualify for the exam you must obtain 50% of the possible points on average.
Working in groups of up to 2 people is permitted, but both persons must be able to explain the solutions handed in.
The first written exam will take place on Thursday, February 9, 2012
from 8:00 to 10:00 am in building E1.3, lecture hall 2.
It might be advisable to bring a ruler and a coloured pencil.
The results of the first written exam can be found here, and the corresponding distribution of points and grades here (Updated on 17.02).
The following thresholds were applied to determine the grades:
You can inspect your exam sheets on Friday, February 17, 14:00-15:00,
building E1.1, room 3.06 (3rd floor).
The results of the second written exam can be found here, and the corresponding distribution of points and grades here.
You can inspect your exam sheets on Friday, April 13, 14:00-14:30,
building E1.7, room 4.07 (4rd floor).
The following thresholds were applied to determine the grades of the second exam:
There is no specific book that covers the complete content of this class.
However, each of the following books covers several of the topics discussed
in the lecture:
These books are available in the "Semesterapparat" in the library, see here .
Participants of the course can download the lecture materials here after the lecture
(access is password-protected). However, be aware that these slides are only
provided to support the classroom teaching, not to replace it. Additional
organisational information, such as examples and explanations that may be
helpful or necessary to understand the content of the course (and thus
relevant for the exam), will be provided in the lectures. It is solely
your responsibility - not ours - to make sure that you receive this
The topics given here are preliminary and will probably change slightly.