COMP0137 Machine Vision
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Note: Whilst every effort is made to keep the syllabus and assessment records correct, the precise details must be checked with the lecturer(s).
The module addresses algorithms for automated computer vision. It focuses on building mathematical models of images and objects and using these to perform inference. Students will learn how to use these models to automatically find, segment and track objects in scenes, perform object recognition and build three-dimensional models from images.
On successful completion of the module, a student will be able to:
- understand and apply a series of probabilistic models of images and objects in machine vision systems.
- understand the principles behind object recognition, segmentation, super-resolution, scene analysis, tracking, and 3D model building.
Availability and prerequisites
This module delivery is available for selection on the below-listed programmes. The relevant programme structure will specify whether the module is core, optional, or elective.
In order to be eligible to select this module as optional or elective, where available, students must meet all prerequisite conditions. Places for students taking the module as optional or elective are limited and will be allocated according to the department’s module selection policy.
Programmes on which available:
To be eligible for this module, students must have:
Two-dimensional visual geometry
2-D transformation family. The homography. Estimating 2-D transformations. Image panoramas.
Three dimensional image geometry
The projective camera. Camera calibration. Recovering pose to a plane.
More than one camera
The fundamental and essential matrices. Sparse stereo methods. Rectification. Building 3D models. Shape from silhouettes.
Vision at a single pixel
Background subtraction and colour segmentations problems. Parametric, non-parametric and semi-parametric techniques. Fitting models with hidden variables.
Dynamic programming for stereo vision. Markov random fields. MCMC methods. Graph cuts.
Texture synthesis, super-resolution and denoising, image inpainting. The epitome of an image.
Dense Object Recognition
Modelling covariances of pixel regions. Factor analysis and principle components analysis.
Sparse Object Recognition/Regression
Convolutional Neural Networks, Auto-encoders, Adversarial training, Equivariance.
Point distribution models, active shape models, active appearance models.
The Kalman filter, the Condensation algorithm.
An indicative reading list is available via http://readinglists.ucl.ac.uk/departments/comps_eng.html.
The module is delivered through a combination of 30 one-hour lectures, and 10 three-hour labs consisting of written and programming exercises (in Python).
This module delivery is assessed as below:
Written examination (2hrs 30mins)
In order to pass this module delivery, students must achieve an overall weighted module mark of 50%.