Advanced Computer Vision

CSE 252D: Advanced Computer Vision, Spring 2021

Instructor: Manmohan Chandraker
Email: mkchandraker [AT] eng [DOT] ucsd [DOT] edu

Lectures: WF 5-6:20pm on Zoom
Instructor office hours: Thu 3-4pm on Zoom

TA: Yu-Ying Yeh (
TA office hours: Mon 10-11am on Zoom

Class discussion and message board: Piazza


This course will cover advanced concepts in computer vision. Example topics include 3D reconstruction, face recognition, object detection, semantic segmentation and domain adaptation.


This is an advanced class, covering recent developments in computer vision and will extensively refer to papers. Prior background in computer vision and machine learning is required, through research experience or as covered by CSE 252A, 252B, 250B and similar offerings. Students are encouraged to contact the instructor if unsure about meeting any criteria for enrollment.

Course Format and Requirements

This will be a lecture-based course in which the majority of the material will be covered by the instructor. Students will also give a short presentation on an assigned paper (there will be an asynchronous option). Besides, the class will have three assignments and a final exam.

Grades will be weighted as 60% for assignments, 10% for presentation and 30% for the final exam. The goal of the course is to understand the current state of computer vision and gain appreciation of its limits and potential.


The course will cover a diverse range of topics in computer vision, including:


Mar 31: Introduction Apr 02: Overview Quiz 1 Apr 07: Metric Learning Apr 09: Learning correspondence Apr 14: Optical Flow Apr 16: Learning optical Flow Apr 21: Structure from Motion Apr 23: Learning Structure from Motion Apr 28: Practical Structure from Motion Quiz 2 Apr 30: Face Recognition: I May 05: Face Recognition: II May 07: Human Pose Estimation: I May 12: Human Pose Estimation: II May 14: Semantic segmentation: I Quiz 3 May 19: Semantic segmentation: II May 21: Object detection: I May 26: Object detection: II May 28: Object detection: III Quiz 4 Jun 02: Domain adaptation Jun 04: Review Jun 05: Supplement on t-SNE


Manmohan Chandraker
Last modified: Sun, Mar 28, 2021