IHCV - M1. Introduction to Humand and Computer Vision



Program and level

Master in Computer Vision (MCV)




The aim of this module is introduce the students to computer vision including basics of human visual system and image perception, acquisition and processing. In terms of processing, the module deals with low-level pixel-based transforms, linear, nonlinear and morphological filtering, Fourier analysis, multiscale representations, extraction of simple features and image descriptions. Furthermore, elementary grouping, segmentation and classification strategies will be discussed as well as quality and assessment methodologies for image processing algorithms. To put into practice the algorithms and techniques, the students will work on a concrete project along the course. The aim is to provide an applied knowledge of a broad variety of Computer Vision techniques applied to solve a real-world vision problem. The project goal is to detect specific objects in images, in our case traffic signals, using basic CV techniques such as linear and non-linear filtering segmentation, grouping, template matching, modeling, etc. The knowledge obtained can be used in a wide variety of applications, for instance, quality control, generic object detection, security applications, etc.