CAP5415 - Computer Vision

FALL 2011
TUESDAY/THURSDAY 12:00 - 13:15
ENGR 383


Prof. Mubarak Shah
Office: HEC-247
Phone: 407-823-5077
Office Hours: Tue 13:15-14:00 Thu 11:00-12:00
Email: shah at eecs.ucf.edu

Teaching Assistant

Berkan Solmaz
HEC-254 (Computer Vision Lab)
Phone (Vision Lab): 407-823-4733
Office Hours: Mon 16:00-17:00 Wed 12:00-13:00
Email: berkansolmaz at yahoo.com

Course Goals

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

 *  Image Filtering, Edge Detection, Interest Point Detectors
 *  Motion and Optical Flow
 *  Region Segmentation
 *  Object Detection and tracking
 *  Line and Curve Detection
 *  Shape Analysis
 *  Stereopsis
 *  Imaging Geometry, Camera Modeling and Calibration

Grading Policy

Homework: 10%
Programming Assignments: 40%
Mid-Term Exam: 20%
Final Exam: 30%


90 - 100 = A;
80 -  89 = B;
70 -  79 = C; 


- Programming will be in MATLAB.
- You are not supposed to use MATLAB code from the web, written by someone else.
- Everything has to be written by yourself except the standard Matlab functions.
- There will be a tutorial on MATLAB on Thursday, August 25 in the class.


A good background in calculus, geometry, linear algebra, programming in MATLAB or C.

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

Reference Text

  • Mubarak Shah, "Fundamentals of Computer Vision".
  • Richard Szeliski , "Computer Vision: Algorithms and Application". 
  • Emanuele Trucco, Alessandro Verri, "Introductory Techniques for 3-D Computer Vision", Prentice Hall, 1998.        

  • Lectures


    Sample Images

    Source Code

    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