Image Processing, Computer
Vision and Visualization
Wednesdays 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. - 3 credits - Professor Gabor T. Herman
This is one in a series
of seminar-type courses, run in alternative semesters by Robert Haralick
and Gabor Herman. The emphasis of the course changes each semester, in the
Fall of 2002 it was "the reconstruction of objects and surfaces from projections."
The emphasis for this semester will be "data representation for image
processing, computer vision and visualization." In particular, we will
be discussing to some depth (but not exclusively) the use of radial basis
functions (or "blobs" as we call them) as units for such data representation.
- J. F. Blinn, "A generalization
of algebraic surface drawing," ACM Transactions on Graphics, vol.
1, pp. 235-256, 1982.
- J. Bloomenthal, Introduction to Implicit Surfaces. San
Francisco: Morgan Kaufmann, 1997.
- H. Q. Dinh, G. Turk, and G. Slabaugh, "Reconstructing surfaces
by volumetric regularization using radial basis functions," IEEE Transactions
On Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, vol. 24, pp. 1358-1371,
- E. Garduño and G. T. Herman, "Optimization of basis functions for both reconstruction
and visualization," Discrete Applied Mathematics, to appear.
- R. M. Lewitt, "Multidimensional digital image representations
using generalized Kaiser-Bessel window functions," Journal of the Optical
Society of America A: Optics, Image Science, and Vision, vol. 7, pp.
- R. Marabini, G. T. Herman, and J. M. Carazo, "3D reconstruction
in electon microscopy using ART with smooth spherically symmetric volume
elements (blobs)," Ultramicroscopy, vol. 15, pp. 68-78, 1996.
- S. Muraki, "Volumetric shape description of range data using
”Blobby Model”," Computer Graphics, vol. 25, pp. 227–235, 1991.
- M. Zwicker, H. Pfister, J. van Baar, and M. Gross, "EWA splatting,"
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol.
8, pp. 223–238, 2002.