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Image Processing and Computer Vision
Summer Term 2020
Image Processing and Computer Vision
Three Teaching Awards
(2 in Computer Science, 1 in Mathematics)
Lectures (4h) with theoretical and programming assignments (2h);
News – Type of Lectures – Prerequisites – Tutorials – Registration – Written Exams – Contents – Self Test – Material for the Programming Assignments – Example Solutions for the Assignments – Literature
Opportunity for exam inspection:
09.10.20: The results of the second written exam are now online.
05.10.20: The second written exam will take place in Building E2.2, Günter Hotz Lecture Theatre.
Opportunity for exam inspection:
30.07.20: The results of the first written exam are now online.
24.07.2020: The seating for the first exam is now available.
20.07.2020: A list of students admitted to the exams is now available.
23.06.2020: The exam dates have been confirmed. The first exam will take place July 28, 14:00-17:00. The second exam will take place October 7, 14:00-17:00.
12.05.2020: The second exam is scheduled to take place 7th of October. Due to our unusual situation the dates for both exams are subject to change.
12.05.2020: Registered students have been added to the mailing list of their tutorial. This list will be used to share the login information for Zoom. If you have not received a welcoming email to your student account, contact Jón Arnar Tómasson.
07.05.2020: Registered students have been added to the ipcv20 mailing list. If you have not received a welcoming email to your student account, contact Jón Arnar Tómasson.
07.05.2020: The registration is now closed.
07.05.2020: The slides for Lecture 1 are accessible without password protection before the registration dedline.
05.05.2020: The registration for the tutorial groups was not working for many people. This issue should be fixed now.
05.05.2020: The registration for the tutorial groups is now open.
05.05.2020: Login information for accessing future Zoom lectures and the lecture slides will be provided via email to registered students after the registration deadline.
05.05.2020: Registration deadline will end earlier: Thursday, May 7, 16:00.
04.05.2020: Zoom login information for the first lecture will be provided on this webpage on May 5, 9:45.
04.05.2020: Registration is now available.
04.05.2020: The first exam takes place on July 28th, 14:00-17:00.
27.04.2020: Further updates to take into account changes due to the online structure.
24.04.2020: Contents updated to take into account the constraints of the shorter semester.
19.03.2020: The website is online.
Broad introduction to mathematically well-founded areas of image processing and parts of computer vision. These fields are important in numerous applications including medical image analysis, computer-aided quality control, robotics, computer graphics, multimedia and artificial intelligence. This class qualifies 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 undergraduate mathematical knowledge from the first three semesters (such as "Mathematics for Computer Scientists I-III"). For the programming assignments, some elementary knowledge of C is required. The lectures are given in English.
In the online tutorials we discuss the homework assignments (theory and programming). The programming assignments give an intuition about the way how image processing and computer vision algorithms work, while the theoretical assigments provide additional insights, also from a mathematical perspective.
For the homework assignments you can obtain up to 24 points per week.
To qualify for both exams you need 50 percent of all possible points.
Working in groups of up to 3 people is permitted, but all persons must be
in the same tutorial group.
By presenting your solution to a homework problem in the tutorials, you can earn 2 bonus points.
If you have questions concerning the tutorials, please do not hesitate to contact Jón Arnar Tómasson.
Seven online groups are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon:
If you have difficulties with the programming assignments, feel free to consult our
The tutors can be reached via the mail addresses:
You could register
for this course between Monday, May 4, 2020, 17:00 and
Thursday, May 8, 2020, 16:00. You will receive your credentials
a few minutes before the lecture. We use
Zoom as online teaching
platform. Please make sure that you have access to it.
It is planned to have two written exams. Changes due to the development of the COVID-19 pandemic cannot be excluded. We will announce any changes of the exam dates as soon as possible.
The first exam takes place on July 28, 14:00-17:00.
In order to qualify for the exams you need 50 percent of all
possible points from the homework assignments.
In case of qualification, you are allowed to take part in both exams.
The better grade counts. Each exam counts as an individual attempt.
Both exams will be closed book exams. You will have to follow these rules:
A list of students that are admitted to the written exams is now available here. If you do not find your matriculation number in the list and you think you should be admitted to the exams, please contact Jón Arnar Tómasson.
Here is the distribution of places by family name (i.e. surname, last name)
for the first exam that takes place
on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 from 14:00 to 17:00:
Each student who has participated in the first written exam has the opportunity to inspect his/her graded solutions in Lecture hall 003 in Building E1.3 on Friday, July 31, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Due to Covid-19 you are assigned a time slot for the exam inspection. You can see when you should arrive here.
The second exam that takes place
on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 from 14:00 to 17:00 will be held at
Each student who has participated in the second written exam has the opportunity to inspect his/her graded solutions in Lecture hall II in Building E2.5 on Monday, October 12, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Due to Covid-19 you are assigned a time slot for the exam inspection. You can see when you should arrive here.
Course material is available on this webpage in order to
support the 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.
The following self-test problem sheet contains 6 problems, which are intended
to be similar in style and difficulty to a 180-minutes written exam.
Here you will have the possibility to download material for the programming assignments.
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
Furthermore, there is an interesting online compendium, where many researchers have written survey articles.
If you are looking for a specific reference, check out the Annotated Computer Vision Bibliography.
Many highly cited articles can be found via the Google Scholar webpage.
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