Readings in Vision, Graphics and Interactive Systems, Fall 2009 (VGIS 9th Semester)

Zheng-Hua Tan, Associate Professor, Ph.D.

+45 9635-8686, zt@es.aau.dk

Office: Room A6-319, Niels Jernes Vej 12

Course description:

This course aims to give the students a comprehension of the current state-of-the-art in advanced vision, graphics and interactive systems through the presentation and plenum discussion of a number of concepts and systems representative of the field. It will support the concrete topics of the different projects, and the content will therefore change from year to year.

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Lecture notes:

         Lecture 1: Hidden Markov Model (Zheng-Hua)

o    Slides

o    Readings: 

Rabiner, L.R., "A tutorial on hidden Markov models and selected applications in speech recognition", Proceedings of the IEEE, 77 (2), 1989, pp. 257 - 286. (PDF. You have got user name and password to access it via email.)

Steve Young, et al., "The HTK Book" (PDF)

Huang, Acero and Hon, Spoken Language Processing - A Guide to Theory, Algorithm, and System Development, Chapter 8, Prentice Hall PTR, 2001. 

o    Assignment and solution

         Lecture 2: BARCODES (Samuel Barcat and Geoffroy vidal)

o    Slides

o    Readings: 

http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7046.pdf
http://www.leuze.de/downloads/log/datamatrix/www-data-matrix-code_gb.pdf
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barcode

http://cedl03.free.fr/PsQREdit/PsQREdit-FR.exe

         Lecture 3: Adaptive Foreground Detection in Video (Martin Andersen and Rasmus Andersen)

o    Slides

o    Readings: 

A Survay on MoG (Mixture of Gaussians):
T. Bouwmans, F. El Baf, B. Vachon, 2008
Background Modeling using Mixture of Gaussians for ForegroundDetection - A Survey
http://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/docs/00/33/82/06/PDF/RPCS_2008.pdf

Article by the original authors of MoG:
Stauffer, C.; Grimson, W.E.L., "Learning patterns of activity using real-time tracking," Pattern  Analysis and Machine Intelligence, IEEE Transactions on , vol.22, no.8, pp.747-757, Aug 2000
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?arnumber=868677&isnumber=18808

An alternative method, not assuming Gausian distribution (memory demanding):
Liyuan Li; Weimin Huang; Irene Yu-Hua Gu; Qi Tian, "Statistical modeling of complex         backgrounds for foreground object detection," Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on , vol.13,  no.11, pp.1459-1472, Nov. 2004
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?arnumber=1344037&isnumber=29595

o    Exercise: foreground detector

Example file (requiring OpenCV to be installed), makefile for Linux and video from the following webpage.

http://mmc36.informatik.uni-augsburg.de/VSSN06_OSAC/#testvideo

         Lecture 4: Camera Calibration (Christian Lindequist Larsen)

o    Slides

o    Readings: 

Richard Hartley and Andrew Zisserman, Multiple view geometry in computer vision (2nd edition), Chapters 6 and 9.
Camera Calibration Toolbox for Matlab: http://www.vision.caltech.edu/bouguetj/calib_doc/

         Lecture 5: Services Architectures (Cao-Long HUYNH & Gauthier LE REUN)

o    Slides

o    Readings: 

         Lecture 6: Easy life lab RFID (Luben Ivanchev and Edouard Demeestere)

o    Slides

o    Readings: 

 


Instructor:

Zheng-Hua Tan, Department of Electronic Systems, Aalborg University