A BRICS Mini-Course
August 19 and 20, 1999
John Hallam, email@example.com
Artificial Intelligence, Division of Informatics, The University of Edinburgh
This course will introduce the field of computer vision, both from the scientific (modelling) and engineering viewpoints. We will cover basic terminology, some image processing, methodology for vision, and the processes that recover geometric information from stereoscopic views and from image motion. The material assumes knowledge of geometry, vector and matrix operations, and some fourier theory, though there will be time to introduce the mathematics when necessary.
John Hallam is a senior lecturer (= senior tenured academic) in the Division of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh, and co-director of the mobile robotics research group there. His principal research interests are in robotics - specifically, the use of robotics for understanding the mechanisms of perception and action in animals, the use of learning and evolutionary techniques in robot design and construction, and long-term autonomy in robot systems - but for many years he taught computer vision at MSc level, and still uses the techniques occasionally in his robotics work. Examples of the work of the group can be found at http://www.dai.ed.ac.uk/groups/mrg/MRG.html.