CSE 252B: Computer Vision II

Spring 2010


Instructor: Serge Belongie, Associate Professor, EBU3B 4118. Office Hours: posted here.

Teaching Assistant: Eric Christiansen, EBU3B 4144. Office Hours: M 11:15-1:15.

Note: when emailing the instructor or TA with questions about the class, please put "cse252b" in the subject line or put "+cse252b" in the email address, such as:

Class section id for CSE252B: #680234. Lecture: TuTh 2:00-3:20pm, PETER 103. Final: June 8, 2010, 3-5:59pm, PETER 103. Class mailing list:

Topics to be Covered: Geometric models of image formation. Projective Geometry. Interest point detection. Robust feature matching across wide baselines. Calibrated and uncalibrated reconstruction of 3D models of objects from 2D images. Construction of photo-mosaics. Camera calibration. Optimal camera pose and structure estimation.

Prerequisites: linear algebra, calculus, probability and statistics. This course makes extensive use of Matlab. Click here for information on Matlab. Assignments should be prepared using LaTeX. If you are not familiar with LaTeX, click here.

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Required textbook:

book cover

An Invitation to 3D Vision: From Images to Geometric Models
Ma, Soatto, Kosecka and Sastry
Springer Verlag, 2003
ISBN 0-387-00893-4
(Errata as of October 2004)

Relevant non-required textbooks:
Multiple View Geometry in Computer Vision, 2nd edition [e-book] by Hartley & Zisserman
Computer Vision -- A Modern Approach by Forsyth and Ponce
Introductory Techniques for 3-D Computer Vision by Trucco & Verri
The Geometry of Multiple Images by Faugeras, Luong, and Papadopoulo
Vision Science: Photons to Phenomenology by Stephen E. Palmer

Handy Math reference:

Most recently updated on March 19, 2010 by Eric Christiansen.