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COMP- 766: ADVANCED TOPICS: Shape Analysis in Computer Vision

Course Summary

Syllabus: Object shape lies at the interface between vision and cognition, yet, truly general purpose theories of shape for applications in industry, bio-medicine, and robotics, have been notoriously difficult to formulate. In this research seminar we shall attempt to articulate the critical aspects of such a theory. The course will emphasize the interdisciplinary nature of the problem, drawing on insights from diverse areas ranging from psychology to singularity theory and classical mechanics. Topics to be covered include (but are not limited to): early vision, curve inference and fragment grouping, variational methods, geometric scale spaces, curve and surface evolution, level set techniques, shape segmentation, shape matching, object recognition.

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Winter 2015

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  • Kaleem Siddiqi
        Phone: 398-3371
        E-mail: siddiqi AT cim DOT mcgill DOT ca
        Office Hours: TBA