ECE 535 Advanced Image Compression Methods and
Algorithms - 3 hours credit
Professor: Dr. Scott
E Umbaugh Office: Engineering Building,
Phone: 650-2524, 2948 e-mail: email@example.com
Class Format: Lecture and Project. Lectures of advanced
compression methods and algorithms not covered in ECE 439 will be presented.
Additionally, topics of current interest in research areas of image
compression, will be presented. The students will also participate by
presenting journal papers as well as their own term projects.
Description: Advanced image compression methods and algorithms,
along with topics of current interest in image compression and
coding. Applications of image coding and compression, multi-dimensional image
processing. Group projects.
Objectives: To familiarize the student with current areas
of research interest in image compression. Various paper 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 research area.
Prerequisite: ECE439 or consent of instructor
Reference Text(s): Digital Image Processing, 4th Edition, Gonzalez and
Woods, Pearson, 2018; Digital
Image Processing and Analysis: Application with MATLAB and CVIPtools, 3rd
Edition, SE Umbaugh, Taylor&Francis/CRC
Image compression lectures:
LZW, arithmetic coding, DPC, fractal, transform coding, wavelet-based
compression; Reading: Gonzalez/Woods
– Chapter 8: 617-622, 632-680; Umbaugh – Chapter 7: 379-384,
Chapter 10: 581-583, 596-614; Homework – Umbaugh book Chapter 10:
7,8,9,15,16,22-28, Suppl. 1-5
Work on homework, project research
by students, project meetings
presentations, project paper due: 1) hand in hard copy, and 2) email soft
copy before the presentation
- 20% Homework
- 10% Project proposal and journal paper
- 5% Progress report
- 65% term project –
paper (see below), presentation
Attendance Policy: Based on
University Class Attendance Policy 1I9: It is the responsibility of students to
ascertain the policies of instructors with regard to absence from class, and to
make arrangements satisfactory to instructors with regard to missed course
work. Failure to attend the first session of a course may result in the
student’s place in class being assigned to another student.
Students needing accommodations
because of medical diagnosis or major life impairment will need to register
with Accessible Campus Community & Equitable Student Support (ACCESS)
and complete an intake process before accommodations will be given. Students
who believe they have a diagnosis but do not have documentation should contact
ACCESS for assistance and/or appropriate referral. The ACCESS office is located
in the Student Success Center, Room 1270. You can also reach the office by
e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 618.650.3726. For more
information on policies, procedures, or necessary forms, please visit the
ACCESS website at www.siue.edu/access.
expected to be familiar with and follow the Student Academic Code. It is
included in the SIUE Policies and Procedures under Section 3C2.2. .
Term Project: The project may be from one of the active
research areas here at SIUE:
1. Skin Lesion Detection and Evaluation
2. Retinal Fundus Image Evaluation
Thermographic Image Analysis.zip
Thermographic Images Remapped
5. CVIPtools Development
CVIP Toolbox Development
Or a topic of your choice approved by the professor.
You may choose any project relating to image compression or coding. You are
to perform graduate level research in your area of choice and to build on
previous work for your project. Projects will be individual in small classes or
groups in large classes.
A paper will be written describing the project and discussing what was
learned during the project. The final paper will be about 25 to 50 pages, typed, double-spaced
(excluding appendices). Include images in the paper!
For a group project, 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 email@example.com 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, 2 people give a total of 10 points. If you feel you both
contributed equally, give 5 points to each person. If you feel you did a
little more, give yourself 6 and the other person 4. If you feel one
person did all the work, give that person 10 points and the other zero. 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
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
Your final paper will conform to the following format:
Paper Format Outline
- 1. Title page (project 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 - about 1 to 2 pages.
- 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., about 10 to 25 pages
- 6. Summary and conclusions.
Summarize any results and draw conclusions as based on these results.
About 1 to 4 pages.
- 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 corner.
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
- - 20% Quality of work and
- - 10% Quantity of work
- - 10% Project paper
- - 10% Project presentation
Suggested Project Process:
- 1) Define the project you
wish to pursue
- 2) Library research for
existing algorithms (to get ideas)
- 3) Define C function(s), or
Matlab functions to implement related to project
- 4) Code and debug your
- 5) Test your functions on
- 6) Process images/do the
- 7) Analyze results using
appropriate metrics, tabulate or plot, etc.
- 8) Write report, include
- 9) Demonstration to the class
COMPUTER RESOURCES AVAILABLE
- 13 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
- Canesta’s DP205 3-D camera
a comprehensive Computer Vision and Image Processing package developed at
CVIP, Image Processing, Neural Network, and Digital Signal Processing Toolboxes
Office, word processing, presentations, etc
- Microsoft Visual Studio
THE RESEARCH ENGINEER'S NOTEBOOK
NOTE: In ECE 535 you are required to keep a research
engineer's notebook which will be reviewed by the professor during group
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:
- to establish the
authenticity of the work.
- to defend patents.
- to act as a basis for
technical reports and articles.
- 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 a person 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
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.
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