CAP5415 - Computer Vision

Spring 2004
MW 16:30 - 17:45
ENG2 105


Dr. Kanad Biswas
Office hours: Tue, 4:00-5:00pm, Wed, 3:00-4:00pm, (CSB 234) 
Phone: 407-8231061

Teaching Assistant

Jiangjian Xiao
CSB 108, CSB103(Vision Lab)
Phone: 407-8233364(CSB108), 407-823-4733(Vision Lab).
Office Hours: MW 3:30-16:30 in CCI-202 (TA Lab)

Course Goal

The course is introductory level. It will cover the basic topics of computer vision, and introduce some fundamental approaches for computer vision research. 

  • Imaging Geometry
  • Camera Modeling and Calibration
  • Filtering and Enhancing Images
  • Region Segmentation
  • Color and Texture
  • Line and Curve Detection
  • Shape Analysis
  • Stereopsis
  • Motion and Optical Flow
  • Structure from X
  • Grading Policy

    Biweeky Assignments: 20%
    Programming Assignments: 30%
    Mid-Term Exam: 20%
    Final Exam: 30%


    A good background in calculus, geometry, linear algebra, statistics, programming in MATLAB and/or C++.

    The University Golden Rules will be observed in this class. Copying or Plagiarism is violation of the Golden Rules.

    Reference Text:

  • Emanuele Trucco, Alessandro Verri, "Introductory Techniques for 3-D Computer Vision", Prentice Hall, 1998. 
  • David A. Forsyth and Jean Ponce, "Computer Vision: A Modern Approach", Prentice Hall, 2003. 
  • Mubarak Shah, "Fundamentals of Computer Vision". 

  • Lectures

    Lecture 1 (January 5, 2004) ppt file

  • Introduction and brief history
  • Course Overview
  • The rest of lectures are available on the new website:

    Programming Assignments

    Programming 1 is due on Feb 11, 2004.

    Image Data.


    Source Code:

    Image I/O

    Leading Journals and Conferences in Computer Vision

  • International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV)
  • Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI)
  • IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)
  • International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)

  • Some other Links

  • UCF Computer Vision Lab Home Page
  • Computer Vision Home Page
  • CAP5415 Computer Vision Spring 2003
  • CAP5415 Computer Vision Spring 2002
  • CAP5415 Computer Vision Spring 2001