ELEC ENG 4061 - Image Processing
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2014
General Course Information
Course Code ELEC ENG 4061 Course Image Processing Coordinating Unit School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 4 hours per week Assumed Knowledge ELEC ENG 3033, COMP SCI 1008 COMP SCI 1009 Course Description This course is an introduction to image processing and image analysis techniques and concepts. Areas examined include: Imaging sensors and principles; Image representation and storage, coding and compression techniques, lossy versus lossless; Techniques for reducing noise in images. Image enhancement including contrast manipulation, histogram equalization, edge highlighting; Filtering and transform techniques for image processing including two dimensional Fourier trasnforms, wavelets and convolution; Spational transformations and registration. Segmentation and thresholding techniques; Applications of morphology to image processing including erosion and dilation operations for binary and grey scale images; Image feature estimation such as edges, lines, corners, texture and simple shape measures. Object classification, template matching techniques and basic image based tracking will also be examined.
Course Coordinator: Dr Danny GibbinsCourse Co-ordinator & lecturer: Dr. Danny Gibbins
Office: Ingkarni Wardli 2.24
Phone: 8313 3162
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesAfter completion of this course, students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate a broad understanding of the standard image processing issues and analysis techniques used in the commercial and sciantific community.
2. Perform techniques to enhance of contrast and colour, and thereby the visual perception, of contrast degraded imagery.
3. Remove nopise andn other imaging artefacts from real-world imagery using a variety of filtering techniques in both the spatial and frequency domain.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of spatial resampling, linear spatial transforms and optical flow techniques.
5. Employ such techniques to resample imagery and accurately register pairs of images.
6. Apply and understand image analysis techniques to imagery in order to detect structures such as edges, lines and corners.
7. Detect/Extract regions of interest from an image using various thresholding and segmentation
techniques and employ morphological filtering techniques to clean up and cluster such regions for further analysis.
8. Understand represenations of shapes of regions in image using various shape and texture measures which could then be used to either classify or recognize an object.
9. Demonstrate the use of region classification techniques using various shape descriptions.
10. Identify and apply these techniques to solve real-world real-world image processing problems.
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1-9 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 2-10 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 2-3, 5-7, 8-9 Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 2-3, 5-7, 8-9 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 2-3, 5-7, 8-9 A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 1,10 A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 10 An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 10
Required ResourcesAll essential materials such as lecture notes and slides provided by the course presenter.
Recommended ResourcesTextbook:• R.C. Gonzales & R.E. Woods “Digital Image Processing” (2nd or 3rd edition), Prentice Hall, ISBN 0-201-18075-8Supporting Texts:• K.R. Castleman “Digital Image Processing”, Prentice Hall.• J.C. Russ “The Image Processing Handbook”, IEEE Press.
Online LearningExtensive use will be made of the MyUni web site for this course, https://myuni.adelaide.edu.au/webapps/login
Course notes, tutorial and assignment problems and solutions, laboratory exercises and practice problems will all be available for downloading from the web site. Where the lecture theatre facilities permit, audio or video recordings of lectures will also be available for downloading.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis course relies on lectures as the primary delivery mechanism for the material. Tutorials supplement the lectures by providing exercises and example problems to enhance the understanding obtained through lectures. Practicals and assignments are used to provide hands-on experience for students to reinforce the concepts encountered in lectures. Continuous assessment activities via programming assignments provide the formative assessment opportunities for students to gauge their progress and understanding.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
Activity Contact hours Workload hours Lecture 24 lectures 36 48 Tutorials 12 tutorials 12 12 Assignments 4 (coding+written) 60 TOTALS 60 140
Learning Activities SummaryLectures
Part A – Processing (Weeks 1-6)• Sensors, image representation & storage• Basic image processing (contrast enhancement, simple noise reduction, color balancing)• Spatial transformations and image registration (affine, projective, re-sampling methods, optical flow)• Image Filtering in the spatial and frequency domains (FIR filter, Fourier transforms, high-pass/low-pass, Wiener filters etc)• Transform representations (DCT, Wavelets) and Image compression.Part B – Analysis (Weeks 7-11)• Thresholding and segmentation• Binary image filtering – Morphological Filters (opening, closing, watershed)• Feature Extraction – Edges, lines and corners• Feature Extraction – Texture and shape measures• Template matching and video tracking techniques (cross correlation, MACH filters generalized Hough transforms etc)• Feature based object classification and recognition (feature selection, KNN, NPDA, GMM)Part C – Advanced Topics (week 12, time permitting)• Super-resolution• Scene AnalysisAssignments (times, topics are only approximate)
1. Basic image processing (week 3)2. Spatial transforms and/or registration (week 6)3. Edge detection and line finding (week 8)4. Segmentation and Object Classification (week 10)
Other• Informal Quiz (week 8)• Revision (week 12)• Consulting (times to be advised)
Specific Course RequirementsStudents are required to have access to Matlab software. This is available at various facilities such as the CATS suite or the undergraduate computer labs of the School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering. It is the individual student’s responsibility to ensure his or her access to these facilities at appropriate times is available.
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Assessment activity Type Weighting Due date Learning outcomes addressed Assignment Summative 50% Weeks 5, 8, 10, 12 approx All Exam Summative 50% End of semester All
Assessment Related RequirementsThe examination and assignments are prescribed summative assessment exercises in which students must obtain at least a total of 50% in both the assignment and exam. Failure to achieve at least 50% in either the exam or the practical work will mean that the student will obtain a final total mark of no more than 49%.
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