CSc 83020

**Image Processing, Computer
Vision and Visualization**

Wednesdays 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. - 3 credits - Professor Gabor T. Herman
- ** CODE:
55436**

Description:

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.

** Sample References:
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- 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, 2002. - 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. 1834-1846, 1990. - 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.