• Offered by RS Electrical, Energy and Materials Engineering
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Engineering
  • Areas of interest Computer Science, Engineering, Mechatronics, Advanced Computing
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Nicholas Barnes
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2020
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Computer Vision is an important field of Artificial Intelligence concerned with questions such as "how to extract information from image or video, and how to build a machine to see". Recent explosive growth of digital imaging technology, advanced computing, and deep learning makes the problems of automated image interpretation even more exciting and much more relevant than ever. This course introduces students to fundamental problems in image processing and computer vision, as well as their state-of-the-art solutions.


Topics covered in detail include: image formation, image filtering, camera geometry, thresholding and image segmentation, edge, point and feature detection, geometric frameworks for vision, single view and two views geometry; 3D visual reconstruction, camera calibration; stereo vision, image classification and object recognition, deep learning and neural networks for computer vision etc. The course features extensive practical components including computer labs and Term Research projects that provide students with the opportunity to practice and refine their skills in image processing and computer vision.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Proficiently apply specialised knowledge, methods and skills in image procesing and computer vision applications, research and development.
  2. Identify, formulate and innnovatively solve problems in image processing and computer vision.
  3. Critically analyse, evaluate and examine existing practical computer vision systems.
  4. Communicate effectively to both specialist and non-specialist audiences to integrate and synthesize complex visual information processing systems.
  5. Critically review and assess scientific literature in the field and and apply theoretical knowledge to identify the novelty and practicality of proposed methods.
  6. Apply research methods and advanced knowledge to design and develop practical and innovative image processing and computer vision applications or systems.
  7. Conduct themselves professionally and responsibly in the areas of computer vision, image processing and deep learning.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Labs (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7]
  2. Project (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7]
  3. Quiz (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7]

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Workload

10 hours per week; which consists of 3 hours lecture/tute time, 2 hours lab time, and the rest are for project and self-study.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying Master of Engineering. Incompatible with ENGN4528.

Prescribed Texts

none

Preliminary Reading

Computer Vision: Algorithms and Applications - Szeliski.org

szeliski.org/Book/

Assumed Knowledge

  1. Basic calculus, linear algebra and basic probability theory.
  2. Entry-level computer programming experience in either Matlab, Python, or C/C++.
  3. Previous knowledge of digital signal processing or image and graphics processing will be helpful, but is not essential. 


This course is open to and welcomes students from Engineering, Computer Science, Science and Mathematics backgrounds.

Specialisations

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $4320
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $5760
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2557 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020 29 May 2020 In Person N/A

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