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ELEC_ENG 395, 495: Computational Photography Seminar

Quarter Offered

Summer : TuTh 1:00-2:30 ; Willomitzer

Prerequisites

This course will be seminar, offered to all students with knowledge in any of the three core areas: computer vision, computer graphics, or photography. If you are interested, please contact the instructors to discuss

Description

ELEC_ENG 395, 495: Computational Photography Seminar

Quarter Offered

Summer : TuTh 1:00-2:30 ; Willomitzer

Prerequisites

This course will be half lecture- half seminar, offered to all students with basic knowledge in any of the core areas: computer vision, computer graphics, technical optics or photography. If you are interested, please contact the instructor to discuss. Previous attendance of the course ‚Introduction to Computational Photography‘ is not required.

Description

ECE 395/495: Computational Photography Seminar

Summer 2021; T/Th 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Course Goals and Description

This course explores the emerging new field of Computational Photography. Computational photography combines ideas in computer vision, computer graphics, technical optics, and image processing. This course will introduce state-of-the-art topics in computational photography such as 3D imaging, light fields, holographic displays and much more!
It will be held in a “half lecture, half seminar” -style that gives the students the opportunity to contribute actively and to sharpen their presentation skills.

Covered topics are:

  • Topic 1: Ray Optics, Bright/Dark Field, Phase Contrast and Schlieren Imaging
  • Topic 2: Active and Passive Triangulation, Structured Light 3D imaging
  • Topic 3: Light field imaging, Plenoptic Representations, Aperture Synthesis
  • Topic 4: Appearance capturing and Photometric Stereo
  • Topic 5: Time-of-Flight imaging, Imaging Around Corners and through Scatterers
  • Topic 6: 3D Imaging of Specular Objects, Deflectometry
  • Topic 7: Event Cameras, Motion Processing
  • Topic 8: Interferometry, Holography, Lensless Imaging
  • Topic 9: Light Transport, Direct and Global separation
  • Topic 10: Light field Displays and Holographic Displays

The instructor introduces the students to these topics in a course lecture. At the end of each lecture, important shortcomings or open questions of the introduced methods are formulated. The students will find the answers to these problems by reading and presenting papers from a selection provided by the lecturer.
Each student will pick one or two research papers related to these topics that will be introduced by the student in a brief 15-20 minute presentation. Potential research papers to present will be posted on the course website. The presentation will be given on zoom during the time of the class (Tuesdays), followed by a short discussion that is led by the student. 

Synchronous/asynchronous:

Class meets remotely at scheduled time.
Lectures (Thursdays 1pm – 2:30pm) will be recorded and can be watched later by the students. Live attendance of students during remote lectures is not mandatory.
Students must attend remote presentations of other students (Tuesdays 1pm – 2:30pm). 

Grading

Course assignments will only consist of a paper presentation(s) and the discussions. There will be no midterm or final exam.

Texts

There will be no text, readings will be posted on the course website

Course Instructor
Florian Willomitzer, Rm 3406, Seeley Mudd Building, 2233 Tech Drive, Evanston, IL
florian.willomitzer@northwestern.edu