Computer Sciences Dept.

CS 766 - Computer Vision

Fall 2006
Picture of robot eye

Instructor: Chuck Dyer

Office:       6379 Computer Sciences Building
Telephone:    262-1965
Office Hours: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, and by appointment

Teaching Assistant: Yu-Chi Lai

Office:       5384 Computer Sciences Building
Telephone:    262-6612
Office Hours: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and by appointment

Course Description

Introduction to the basic concepts in computer vision. First, an introduction to low-level image analysis methods, including image formation, edge detection, feature detection, and image segmentation. Image transformations (e.g., warping, morphing, and mosaics) for image synthesis. Methods for reconstructing three-dimensional scene information using techniques such as depth from stereo, structure from motion, and shape from shading. Motion and video analysis. Three-dimensional object recognition.


11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in 2355 Engineering Hall


CS 540, calculus, linear algebra


  • Exam: about 30%
  • Homework assignments: about 35%
  • Project: about 35%


Computer Vision: A Modern Approach by D. A. Forsyth and J. Ponce, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, N.J., 2003.

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