ECE 538 Image Analysis & Computer Vision II - 3 hours
Professor: Dr. Scott
E Umbaugh Office: Engineering Building,
Phone: 650-2948 e-mail: email@example.com
Class Format: Seminars and project. A series of seminars,
with topics of current interest in computer vision application research related
to the project, will be presented by the professor. The students will also
participate by presenting their own project.
Description: Topics of current interest in computer vision.
Applications of pattern recognition, image analysis, multi-spectral computer
vision. Group projects.
Objectives: To familiarize the student with current areas
of research in computer vision. Various presentations by the professor and
students will be used to achieve this goal. The students will become familiar
with the literature -- journals, magazines, conferences, etc. -- in this
Prerequisite: ECE438, or consent of instructor
- 1....... Meetings with
professor for project discussion, Pattern Classification
Fidelity and Presentation Seminars
- Reading: Umbaugh – pp. 104-125, 335-387;
Theodoridis & Koutroumbas Intro
& Chaps related to project
- Homework: Umbaugh book Chapter 6:
Exercises: 1-30, Supplementary Exercises: 1-10
- NOTE: You can use your own
homework on the Quiz next week
- 2....... Pattern
classification quiz, Meetings with professor for project discussion
- 3....... Journal paper/project proposal presentations, project
- 4,5... Seminars/project
- 6...... Progress presentations by students,
- 7...... Seminars, project
- 8...... Project presentations
- 20% Pattern Classification
- 10% Project proposal and journal paper
- 5% Progress presentation
- 65% term project – paper
(see below), presentation
This semester we will focus on developing computer vision
research/application projects selected by the student, subject to approval.
Specifically we will be working in two research areas: 1) Skin
lesion/dermatological image analysis, and 2) veterinary thermographic image
analysis. Students are encouraged to work in groups of 2 for the projects.
Groups of 3 or more will NOT be allowed (don’t ask).
1. Skin Lesion Detection and Evaluation
Thermographic Image Analysis
During the term you are required to submit three evaluations of the work
performed by each member in your group, including yourself. These evaluations
are as follows:
- These are all confidential,
the only person to see them is the Professor. The Professor will make
final grade decisions.
- Justify the grades you assign
with specifics - for example, "we scheduled three meetings, student X
always showed up prepared, or student Y was never on time and did not have
their part of the project completed".
- These will be emailed
directly to me at firstname.lastname@example.org before
each of the three milestones – proposal, progress report
presentation and final report.
- Include your name, group
members names, which of the three milestones and the date. A short
evaluation should be written about each member of your group, including
- Two items for each person: 1)
Your evaluation of their work in words. 2) A number of points based on the
- 5 points are to be allotted
for each person, e.g., 2 people give a total of 10 points. If you feel you
both contributed equally, give 5 points to each. If you feel you did a
little more, give yourself 6 and the other person 4. In other words,
distribute all the points according to the amount of work each person
contributed to the project. Note that this is a zero sum process - the
total must add up to 10. These evaluations will be used as part of your
grade, and will be used to determine individual project grades.
A paper will be written describing the project and discussing what was
learned during the project. In addition to the paper each group will do a
presentation for the class describing their project. The final paper will be about 25 to 50 pages, typed, double-spaced (excluding
appendices). Include images in the paper! In addition to the paper each
group will do a presentation for the class describing their project. The
following number of pages is a suggestion and an approximation, not an
In addition to handing in a paper copy of the
report, email me a soft copy of the Word file. Before you send me the
it a meaningful name that includes your last name(s) and the
Paper Format Outline
- 1. Title page (title, names,
course number, date, etc.)
- 2. Table of contents with
page numbers for: different sections, figures, appendices, etc.
- 3. Abstract - 1 page or less.
Concise description of what is contained in the paper, include brief
summary of results.
- 4. Introduction/Project
overview - 1 page.
- 5. Body of paper. Broken down
into sections as required for your part of the project. For example:
Background/theory, experimental methods, discussion and analysis of
results, program descriptions, etc. Present results using graphs, images,
etc., 10 to 25 pages
- 6. Summary and conclusions.
Summarize any results and draw conclusions as based on these results. 1 to
- 7. Suggestions for future
work. Include any ideas you have based on your work and conclusions about
followup experiments and/or research. 1 to 2 pages.
- 8. References. Be sure your
references are complete. Avoid web sites as references – these come
and go – find the source, which is usually a published paper.
- 9. Appendices - related
background information, program listings, etc.
General: reports should be typed, double spaced, pages numbered starting with abstract. The
number of pages listed above are only guidelines, do what is necessary, but
keep it concise. DO NOT put in plastic folder, simply staple in upper left hand
The students will give a presentation of the project during the last week of
Grading: The project is worth 65% of your grade, broken
down as follows:
- 15% Difficulty and complexity
- 20% Quality of work and
- 10% Quantity of work
- 10% Project paper
- 10% Project presentation
COMPUTER RESOURCES AVAILABLE
- 19 Windows
imaging workstations, frame grabber and image compression boards
color scanner, 1200 dpi
Color Laser Printer
stations with CCD cameras, zoom and standard lenses, controlled light
digital Mavica still/MPEG camera, XGA resolution (768x1024)
DP205 3-D camera
a comprehensive Computer Vision and Image Processing package developed at
SIUE – Windows and UNIX
Pattern Recognition software with tutorials, comprehensive statistical
pattern recognition and some neural network functions - Windows
Alchemy: comprehensive image conversion and compression package - UNIX
comprehensive CVIP development environment - UNIX and X-windows
on-screen image manipulation - UNIX/X-windows
Image Processing, Neural Network, and Digital Signal Processing Toolboxes
project image database: 438project.html
Office, word processing, presentations, etc
- Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0
THE RESEARCH ENGINEER'S NOTEBOOK
NOTE: In ECE 538 you are required to keep a research
engineer's notebook which will be reviewed by the professor during meetings.
INTRODUCTION: The technical notebook is one of the most
important tools for any engineering work. This includes: basic research,
product development, or engineering design. It is primarily for the
researcher's own use, but another person with similar technical background
should be able to understand and duplicate any experiment, data, and conclusion,
or to prepare a technical report
following only the notebook.
There are many reasons to keep an accurate and complete record of your work:
- 1) to establish the
authenticity of the work.
- 2) to defend patents.
- 3) to act as a basis for
technical reports and articles.
- 4) to avoid duplication of
The nature of the work and the purpose of the research will influence the
content and format of the notebook.
CONTENT REQUIREMENTS: The notebook must be understandable
to aperson with a comparable technical background. It must be legible. It must
be complete; for example, "We got code from book" is NOT an
acceptable entry - what code ?, what page ?, what does it do ?, did you have to
recompile it ?, etc.
The notebook must answer the following questions:
- WHAT WAS DONE? This includes
the approach to the research problem. Any ideas generated should be
included. Algorithmic flowcharts, references used, notes taken, etc.
should be included.
- WHO DID IT? List all those who
participate in the project for a given entry, including yourself, at the
beginning of each entry. Any corrections or alterations should be
- WHEN WAS IT DONE? It must be
obvious to any reader when the work was performed. Date all pages and entries;
entires that extend beyond one page should be dated on each page. Do not
leave blank spaces and NEVER "back-date" entries (NEVER make ANY
false entries in your engineering notebook).
General: The typical engineers notebook available in
bookstores will be blue, brown or black, is approximately 9" X 12",
and has about 100 to 150 pages. The notebook will be bound, never looseleaf,
and the pages should be numbered consecutively, preferably by the printer. For
the our purposes you may use spiral notebooks, as long as each page is numbered
and each entry is dated.
A neat, organized and complete notebook record is as important as the
investigation itself. The notebook is the original record of what was done. It
is not a report to be written after completing an investigation. Do not write
on scratch paper expecting to transfer it later to the notebook. Use a blue or
black non-eraseable pen. Errors are not erased, but simply marked through with
a single line so that they still can be read - later you may discover that your
"error" contains important information.
Leave the first page or two in the notebook blank for a Table of Contents.
This is necessary so that your work can easily be referenced. Use only the
right-hand, odd-numbered pages for the notebook record. Use the left-hand,
even-numbered pages for sketches, rough calculations, and memos to yourself.
You may also place diagrams and graphs on the left, opposite corresponding
procedures and calculations. Do not leave any blank spaces/pages in the notebook.
Format - Technical Diary
Organization of this format type is left to the engineer. This format is
suited to experimental work, design work, and research. The general format and
content requirements must be met. Notes, program code, flowcharts, procedures,
data, and calculations are blended together logically and chronologically to
form a step-by- step diary describing work. Observations and conclusions are
entered as they are made, and summarized at the logical end of a section. This
format is well suited for research.
Image Processing and Analysis: Human and Computer Vision Applications with
Edition, Scott E Umbaugh,
CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL, 2011, 956 pages,
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Boca Raton, FL, January 2005
- Digital Image Processing,
R.C.Gonzalez & R.Woods, Addison-Wesley, 2002
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Image Processing, S. E Umbaugh,
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D.H.Ballard & C.M.Brown, Prentice Hall, 1982
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Computer, W.E.L. Grimson, MIT Press, 1990
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Classification and Scene Analysis, R.O. Duda and P.E. Hart, Wiley
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Statistical, Structural and Neural Approaches, R.J Schalkoff, Wiley,
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- 1. IEEE Transactions on
- 2. IEEE Engineering in
Medicine and Biology
- 3. Computer Vision, Graphics
and Image Processing (CVGIP)
- 4. CVGIP: Graphical Models
and Image Processing
- 5. CVGIP: Image
- 6. IEEE Transactions on
- 7. Computerized Medical
Imaging and Graphics
- 8. IEEE Transactions on
Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
- 9. IEEE Transactions on
- 10. Pattern Recognition
- 11. IEEE Transactions on
- 12. IEEE Transactions on
- 13. IEEE Transactions on
Geoscience and Remote Sensing
- 14. Photogrammetric
Engineering and Remote Sensing
- 15. International Journal of
- 16. Journal of Visual
Communication and Image Representation
- 17. ACM Siggraph
- 18. Numerous Conference Proceedings
and other journals from:
IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
SMPTE - The Society of Motion Picture and Television
PRS - Pattern Recognition Society
ACM - Association for Computing Machinery