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CM20219: Fundamentals of visual computing

[Page last updated: 20 April 2021]

Academic Year: 2021/2
Owning Department/School: Department of Computer Science
Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 120
Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Period:
Semester 1
Assessment Summary: CW 30%, EX 70%
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Requisites: Before taking this module you must ( take AT LEAST 1 MODULE FROM {CM10197, CM10312} AND take CM10227 AND take CM10228 ) OR ( take MA10210 AND take CM10227 AND take CM10228 ) OR ( take XX10199 AND take EE10134 ) OR ( take EE10214 AND take EE10134 )
Aims: To provide the mathematical and computational foundations for Computer Graphics and Computer Vision.
To introduce forward processing (e.g., modelling, animation, rendering) as well as inverse processing (e.g., registration, reconstruction, recognition) in the context of Visual Computing.
To provide skills in modelling and manipulation of images and computer graphic objects.

Learning Outcomes: 1. Model and manipulate graphical objects to generate images
2. Process images to extract useful information
3. Select appropriate techniques for modelling and image processing tasks

Skills: Problem Solving (T/F, A), Application of Number (T/F, A).

Content: Geometry and 3D Modelling
* Rigid Body Transforms in 2D/3D, Affine/Projective Transforms, Surface Modelling, Parametric Curves, Piecewise Modelling and Continuity, Simple Rendering.
Image Processing and Low-Level Vision
* Image Formation, Linear Filtering, Gradients, Scale, Image Features, Correlation, Matching, Image Warping, Sampling and Aliasing,
Mathematical methods for Visual Computing
* Linear and Projective Transforms, Convolution, Fourier Transforms, Nyquist Theorem.

Programme availability:
NB. Postgraduate programme information will be added when the postgraduate catalogues are published in August 2021

CM20219 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Computer Science
  • USCM-AFB06 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science (Year 2)
  • USCM-AAB07 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science with Study year abroad (Year 2)
  • USCM-AKB07 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • USCM-AFB27 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (Year 2)
  • USCM-AAB27 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence with Study year abroad (Year 2)
  • USCM-AKB27 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • USCM-AFM01 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science (Year 2)
  • USCM-AAM02 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science with Study year abroad (Year 2)
  • USCM-AKM02 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • USCM-AFM27 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (Year 2)
  • USCM-AAM27 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence with Study year abroad (Year 2)
  • USCM-AKM27 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence with Year long work placement (Year 2)
Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
  • UEEE-AFB13 : BEng(Hons) Computer Systems Engineering (Year 3)
  • UEEE-AKB13 : BEng(Hons) Computer Systems Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UEEE-AFM13 : MEng(Hons) Computer Systems Engineering (Year 3)
  • UEEE-AKM13 : MEng(Hons) Computer Systems Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 4)

CM20219 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
  • UEEE-AFB01 : BEng(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Year 3)
  • UEEE-AKB01 : BEng(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UEEE-AFM01 : MEng(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Year 3)
  • UEEE-AKM01 : MEng(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 4)

Notes:

  • This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2021/22 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2022/23 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2021/22.
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