Computer Vision EECS 442

Instructor: Prof. Silvio Savarese
Office hours: 4:30-5:30pm
Webpage: http://www.eecs.umich.edu/~silvio/

Classroom: 3427 EECS
Time: T Th 3:00pm-4:30pm

Discussion: 1012 EECS
Time: W 3:30pm-4:30pm

 

 

Annoucements & Resources

  • Nov 25: information about project format and presentation format are out -- see below
  • Nov 14: home work assignment #4 is out!
  • Nov 11: Please note changes in the class schedule
  • Oct 30: Special lecture by Prof Fei-Fei Li from Princeton University
  • Oct 30: mid term project report is due on 11.6 at 3pm in class
  • Oct 10: home work assignment #3 is out!
  • Oct 09: no class on Oct 14 & Oct 16; no conversation hour on Oct 15 & 22
  • Sept 30: PROJECT PROPOSAL: You may drop your copy of the project proposal document in the bucket by my office door; the deadline is Thursday October 2nd midnight.
  • Sept 26: home work assignment #2 is out! Please note the changes in the schedule: HW2 deadline has been postponed to Tues 10.7
  • Please send project proposal ppt to Rahul by sept 22nd
  • Sept 17: project proposals are available in the class schedule web page
  • Sept 16: matlab tutorials are available here
  • Sept 12: home work assignment #1 is out!
  • No discussion hour on Sept 10th
  • Sept 2: class will end at 4:00pm

 

Final Project Report Format
- Max 10 pages;
- Title and authors
- Abstract: short summary of the project with main results
- 6 sections:
  - Sec 1. Introduction: introduce the problem you want to solve, expain why it is important to solve it; and indicate the method you used to solve it. add a concept figure showing the overall idea behind the method you are presenting.
  - sec 2.1. Review of previous work (i.e. previous methods that have explored a similar problem)
  - sec 2.2. Say why your method is better than previous work; and/or summarize the key main contributions of your work;
  - sec 3.1: Technical part: Summary of the technical solution
  - sec 3.2: Technical part: Details of the technical solution; you may want to decompose this section into several subsections; add figures to help your explanation.
  - Sec 4: Experiments: present here experimental results of the method you have implemented with plots, graphs, images and visualizations.
  - Sec 5: Conclusions: what's the take home message?
  - Sec 6: References
- Final format: pdf, please!
You can look at one of my recent publications (such as this or this) as an example.
Evaluation :
- Your project report will be evaluated based on the quality of the writing, the clarity of your technical explanation and, overall, how well you get your message across. If you follow the structure above, you'll have good chances to do a good job. :)


Project Source Code :
There is no need to attach a print out of the source codes to the manuscript. Final source codes of your working program need to be collected into a unique (zipped) file; this file is due on the project submission deadline date (i.e. Friday 12th midnight) and it is supposed to be sent to the grader as indicated by email.

 

Project Presentation in Class
- The presentation needs to be 10 minutes long; if you have a 2-person team, then each of you will present for 5 minutes. There will be 2 minutes for questions after the presentation. If your presentation lasts more than 10 minutes, it will be stopped. So please make sure the presentation doesn't go over 10 minutes.
Presentation format:
- The idea is to turn your project report (as discussed above) into slides; thus, your presentation will need to include slides covering:
  - Introduction: introduce the problem you want to solve, expain why it is important to solve it; and indicate the method you used to solve it.
  - Review of previous work (i.e. previous methods that have explored a similar problem)
  - Why your method is better than previous work; and/or explain the key main contributions of your work;
  - Technical part: Summary of the technical solution, followed by the details of the technical solution;
  - Experiments: present here experimental results of the method you have implemented with plots, graphs, images and visualizations.
  - Conclusions: what's the take home message?

Evaluation :
- your team will be evaluated based on the clarity of the presentation, quality of the slides, how well you get your message across, and how well you handle the questions at the end. Note that the presentation can still contain ongoing (non final) results; final results may be included in the final report.

 

Project proposal format
- max 4 pages;
- 3 sections:
  - title and authors
  - sec 1. intro: problem you want to solve and why
  - sec 2. technical part: how do you propose to solve it?
  - sec 3. milestones (dates and sub-goals)
  - references
- final format: pdf, please!

 

Mid Term exam:
 - Available on Tuesday 28th, at 3pm in class
 - Take home, 48 hours
 - Due on Thursday 30th, 3pm in class
 - 0% grade after deadline
 - No collaborative solutions are allowed

 

Project proposal format
- max 4 pages;
- 3 sections:
  - title and authors
  - sec 1. intro: problem you want to solve and why
  - sec 2. technical part: how do you propose to solve it?
  - sec 3. milestones (dates and sub-goals)
  - references
- final format: pdf, please!

 

Resources:
Matlab tutorials by:
- Hany Farid and Eero Simoncelli Link
- David Griffiths Link

Useful online code and libraries: pdf